What does the word relative mean?

  • Referring or having relation to another object or subject; not existing independently.

Usage examples for relative

  1. Then he learned that William Menire- a second cousin of his- was on friendly terms with the Penlogans; but the trouble was he hardly knew his relative by sight, and he had never made any effort to know him better. – The Squire's Daughter by Silas K(itto) Hocking
  2. What a confusion of notions, what a misappreciation of relative conditions! – Diary from March 4, 1861, to November 12, 1862 by Adam Gurowski
  3. The last accident was the arrival of one Frankh, a distant relative. – Haydn by John F. Runciman

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