- remaining parts or fragments.
- the remains of a deceased person.
Origin of relic
OTHER WORDS FROM relicrel·ic·like, adjective
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How to use relic in a sentence
He would become a keeper of junkyards—overgrown lost worlds of relic chariots.
Today Friedman’s doctrine, like many relics of the 1970s, is viewed as a bit of a cartoon.The ghost of Milton Friedman will haunt the markets until companies fix CEO pay|Judith Samuelson|September 16, 2020|Quartz
Most notably, Switzerland completely overhauled its epidemic law, a relic from 1886.How a Swiss Ski Resort Was Ravaged by Typhoid and Survived|Daniel Malloy|September 9, 2020|Ozy
It’s one of the most amusing ongoing appendage-measuring contests in media, a relic of the TV era and an example of how the fiercest battles are often fought over the most inconsequential things.It’s 2020, and CNN and Fox News are still battling over Comscore numbers|Steven Perlberg|July 31, 2020|Digiday
One thing that’s keeping them alive is relic organic matter deposited from the ocean in an earlier geologic era.He Found ‘Islands of Fertility’ Beneath Antarctica’s Ice|Steve Nadis|July 20, 2020|Quanta Magazine
Blues music is often treated like a museum piece, a relic from a bygone day, but this band will make you want to get up and dance.
Orphans is a true literary relic: a small shapely paperback that is tough to track down, thanks to a limited print run.Charles D’Ambrosio’s X-Ray Vision Is On Full Display In His New Essay Collection.|Steve Almond|November 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And then Further is gone, back on the road, like a time-traveling relic from another era or an apparition of Jerry Garcia.
Enjoy Messi while you can—he might play on for a few years yet but everything he represents is already a relic.
Marrero himself was hardly a “cup of coffee” relic or a minor character belatedly retrieved from the dustbin of baseball history.Havana Bids Adios to Conrado Marrero, MLB’s Oldest Player|Peter C. Bjarkman|April 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
No one who visits Salisbury will forget Stonehenge, the most remarkable relic of prehistoric man to be found in Britain.British Highways And Byways From A Motor Car|Thomas D. Murphy
A relic, saved no doubt from the wreck of the Abbaye de Chelles, stood like an ornament on the chimney-piece.An Episode Under the Terror|Honore de Balzac
The Tuscan people set great store by the possession of this relic, and have engraved a representation of it upon their coins.
This is, perhaps, almost beneath the dignity of the love-story, but we have to regard it as a relic.
The Bourg is empty and dark, steeped in black shadows at the door of the chapel where the relic has been laid to rest.Belgium|George W. T. (George William Thomson) Omond