Dictionary.com

relative

[ rel-uh-tiv ]
/ ˈrɛl ə tɪv /
Save This Word!
See synonyms for: relative / relatives on Thesaurus.com

noun

adjective

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON "WAS" VS. "WERE"!

Were you ready for a quiz on this topic? Well, here it is! See how well you can differentiate between the uses of "was" vs. "were" in this quiz.
Question 1 of 7
“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.

Meet Grammar Coach

Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing

Meet Grammar Coach

Improve Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of relative

1350–1400; Middle English relatif (noun) (<Middle French ) <Late Latin relātīvus (adj.); see relate, -ive

OTHER WORDS FROM relative

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Example sentences from the Web for relative

British Dictionary definitions for relative

relative
/ (ˈrɛlətɪv) /

adjective

noun

a person who is related by blood or marriage; relation
a relative pronoun, clause, or grammatical construction

Derived forms of relative

relativeness, noun

Word Origin for relative

C16: from Late Latin relātīvus referring
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK