What does the word relative mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • A relative word.

  • Part of speech: adverb

  • Relatively.

Usage examples for relative

  1. " Niece by merriage is relative enough," said Mr. Ball, " and I say she's a pleasant lookin' woman, ain't she, now?" – Lavender and Old Lace by Myrtle Reed
  2. Mr Thompson is a relative of Dr North, is he not? – The Man with a Shadow by George Manville Fenn
  3. " Your companion appears to be an old friend of my young relative," he observed, as if apparently wishing to learn something about Armitage. – Adventures in the Far West by W.H.G. Kingston