Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)


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Distinct (Page: 434)

Dis*tinct" (?), a. [L. distinctus, p. p. of distinguere: cf. F. distinct. See Distinguish.]

1. Distinguished; having the difference marked; separated by a visible sign; marked out; specified. [Obs.]

Wherever thus created -- for no place Is yet distinct by name. Milton.

2. Marked; variegated. [Obs.]

The which [place] was dight With divers flowers distinct with rare delight. Spenser.
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3. Separate in place; not conjunct; not united by growth or otherwise; -- with from.

The intention was that the two armies which marched out together should afterward be distinct. Clarendon.

4. Not identical; different; individual.

To offend, and judge, are distinct offices. Shak.

5. So separated as not to be confounded with any other thing; not liable to be misunderstood; not confused; well-defined; clear; as, we have a distinct or indistinct view of a prospect.

Relation more particular and distinct. Milton.
Syn. -- Separate; unconnected; disjoined; different; clear; plain; conspicuous; obvious.
Distinct (Page: 435)

Dis*tinct" (?), v. t. To distinguish. [Obs.] Rom. of R.