HyperDic: relative

English > 4 senses of the word relative:
ADJECTIVEallrelative, comparativeestimated by comparison
allrelative, proportionalproperly related in size or degree or other measurable characteristics / characteristics
NOUNperson relative, relationa person related by blood or marriage
animalrelative, congener, congenator, congenerican animal or plant that bears a relationship to another (as related by common descent or by membership in the same genus)
relative > pronunciation
Soundsreh'lahtihv
Rhymesabortive ... vituperative: 304 rhymes with ihv...
English > relative: 4 senses > adjective 1
MeaningEstimated by comparison; not absolute or complete.
Example"a relative stranger"
Synonymcomparative
NarrowerrelationalHaving a relation or being related
Oppositeabsoluteperfect or complete or pure
Spanishcomparativo, relativo
Catalanrelatiu
Nounsrelativitythe quality of being relative / relative and having significance only in relation to something else
Adverbsrelativelyin a relative manner
English > relative: 4 senses > adjective 2
Meaningproperly related in size or degree or other measurable characteristics / characteristics; usually followed by 'to'.
Example "earnings relative to production"
Synonymproportional
BroaderproportionateIn due proportion
Spanishproporcional, relativo
Catalanproporcional, relatiu
Nounsrelativitythe quality of being relative / relative and having significance only in relation to something else
English > relative: 4 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA person related by blood or marriage.
Example"police are searching for relatives of the deceased"
Synonymrelation
Member ofkin, kin group, kinship group, kindred, clan, tribegroup of people related by blood or marriage
Narroweragnate, patrikin, patrilineal kin, patrisib, patrilineal sibOne related on the father's side
ancestor, ascendant, ascendent, antecedent, rootsomeone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent)
blood relation, blood relative, cognate, sibOne related by blood or origin
cousin, first cousin, cousin-german, full cousinThe child of your aunt or uncle
descendant, descendentA person considered as descended from some ancestor or race
enate, matrikin, matrilineal kin, matrisib, matrilineal sibOne related on the mother's side
in-law, relative-in-lawA relative by marriage
kin, kinsperson, familyA person having kinship / kinship with another or others
kinsmanA male relative
kinswomanA female relative
kissing cousin, kissing kinA more or less distant relative
next of kinThe person who is (or persons who are) most closely related to a given person
offspring, progeny, issueThe immediate descendants of a person
second cousinA child of a first cousin
sibling, sibA person's brother or sister
spouse, partner, married person, mate, better halfA person's partner in marriage
Broaderperson, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soulA human being
Spanishpariente
Catalanparent
English > relative: 4 senses > noun 2, animal
MeaningAn animal or plant that bears a relationship to another (as related by common descent or by membership in the same genus).
Synonymscongener, congenator, congeneric
Broaderorganism, beingA living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently

©2001-19 · HyperDic hyper-dictionary · Contact

English | Spanish | Catalan
Privacy | Robots

Valid XHTML 1.0 Strict