[ US /ˌɫɔŋˈdistəns/ ]
  1. of or relating to or being a long-distance telephone call
    a long-distance transmission line
    a long-distance call
    a long-distance operator
  2. covering a long distance
    a long-distance runner
    a long-distance freight train
    she ran off with a long-distance truck driver
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How To Use long-distance In A Sentence

  • Starting with this, the article analyzes military requirement of LFT (Limited Long-distance Firepower of Tank) from fighting task, fighting action and battlefield control.
  • Like the Hawaiian Islands, the tropical Marquesas Islands are extremely isolated and all flora and fauna present are the result of long-distance colonization and in situ evolution for thousands to millions of years. Marquesas tropical moist forests
  • To enable long-distance communication, many telecommunication systems transmit radio signals via the ionosphere.
  • There is also large-scale downstream pollution caused by long-distance transport of industrial food.
  • The difference will be exacerbated because birds, the most well-represented endotherms in the analysis, demonstrate constrained phenological plasticity due to photoperiodic induction of gonad maturation and migration, especially for long-distance migrants. The Guardian World News
  • No one by 1989 could doubt the Prime Minister's stamina as, politically, a long-distance runner.
  • It gave his face a lean, rather surprisingly attractive ascetic look—the look of long-distance runners, saints, martyrs, and fanatics, the kind of elongated, soulful face that El Greco painted so hauntingly. Twilight
  • A coalition of cable television and long-distance carriers predicts it will take until next spring.
  • Fork right at the long-distance bus station.
  • I lifted the receiver with caution, listening for the white noise of a long-distance connection.
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