1.Definition: (often followed by `from') not alike; different in nature or quality
"Plants of several distinct types", "The word `nationalism' is used in at least two distinct senses", "Gold is distinct from iron", "A tree related to but quite distinct from the European beech", "Management had interests quite distinct from those of their employees"
2.Definition: clearly or sharply defined to the mind
"Claudius was the first to invade Britain with distinct...intentions of conquest", "Trenchant distinctions between right and wrong"
3.Definition: constituting a separate entity or part
"On two distinct occasions"
4.Definition: easy to perceive; especially clearly outlined
"A distinct flavor", "A distinct odor of turpentine", "A distinct outline", "The ship appeared as a distinct silhouette", "Distinct fingerprints"
5.Definition: recognizable; marked
"Noticed a distinct improvement", "At a distinct (or decided) disadvantage"