Long-distance meaning

To or from a distant place or places.

Long-distance telephone calls.

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That covers a long distance.

A long-distance runner.

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By long-distance telephone service.
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Spanning a wide geographic area. In the U.S. telephone world, long distance refers to crossing state lines (interstate). See WAN.
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An imprecise rate-and-tariff term that describes a call or circuit that connects two relatively distant parties or systems. A long distance call terminates outside the central office exchange (COE) area, i.e., the serving area of a central office (CO), and outside the municipality. In the United States, an intraLATA long distance call is termed local long distance.
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Over a great length (e.g. a long-distance runner).
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Referring to a non-local telephone call, a toll call.
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An operator or a system that places long-distance telephone calls.
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A long-distance telephone call.
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Covering a long distance.

A long-distance runner; operating under long-distance supervision.

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Of, relating to, or being telephone communication to a distant station.

A long-distance call.

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Long-distance telephone service.
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