Definitions of relative

  1. an animal or plant that bears a relationship to another ( as related by common descent or by membership in the same genus)
  2. One who, or that which, relates to, or is considered in its relation to, something else; a relative object or term; one of two object or term; one of two objects directly connected by any relation.
  3. A person connected by blood or affinity; strictly, one allied by blood; a relation; a kinsman or kinswoman.
  4. A relative pronoun; a word which relates to, or represents, another word or phrase, called its antecedent; as, the relatives who, which, that.
  5. A person connected with another by blood or marriage; a word which refers to an antecedent; as, the pronouns who, which, that, are relatives.
  6. That which has relation to something else: a relation: ( gram.) a pronoun which relates to something before, called its antecedent.
  7. That which has relation; in gram. Pronoun relating to an antecedent noun.
  8. A relative word.
  9. A person connected by blood or affinity; a kinsman or kinswoman; that which has relation to something else; a word which relates to or represents another word, called its antecedent.
  10. Relatively.
  11. not absolute or complete; " a relative stranger"
  12. Having relation or reference; referring; respecting; standing in connection; pertaining; as, arguments not relative to the subject.
  13. Arising from relation; resulting from connection with, or reference to, something else; not absolute.
  14. Indicating or expressing relation; refering to an antecedent; as, a relative pronoun.
  15. Characterizing or pertaining to chords and keys, which, by reason of the identify of some of their tones, admit of a natural transition from one to the other.
  16. Having or expressing connection with, or reference to, something; as, their conversation was relative to business; comparative; as, the relative value of two things; having meaning only in connection with something else; as, mother and daughter are relative terms; in grammar, referring to an antecedent; as, a relative pronoun.
  17. Having relation: respecting: not absolute or existing by itself: considered as belonging to something else: ( gram.) expressing relation.
  18. Having relation; respecting; considered in reference to something else.
  19. Having, or implying, relation; having relation to something else; relating to a word, sentence, or clause incident to man in society.
  20. Respecting; having reference to; not absolute or existing by itself; incident to man in society, as rights or duties; particular.
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