- remaining parts or fragments.
- the remains of a deceased person.
Origin of relic
Related formsrel·ic·like, adjective
Examples from the Web for relic
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.
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
Even the Aughties Beck—The Information, parts of Guero, parts of Modern Guilt—seems like a relic at this point.Beck’s Musical Time Machine: This Wasn’t a Concert. It was a Spectacular Party.|Andrew Romano|April 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The church was closed due to bad weather when the relic, along with a golden cross, was taken.Who Stole John Paul’s Blood And Christ’s Foreskin?|Barbie Latza Nadeau|January 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They took with them a relic, supposed to be the body of St. Clement of Rome, a martyr.Curiosities of Christian History|Croake James
Firstly, he picked up the charred fragment of the letter, and smoothed it out carefully and reverently as he would a relic.El Dorado|Baroness Orczy
I found it in this cell, after the death of the martyr, and have preserved it as a relic.The Black Tulip|Alexandre Dumas (Pere)
"You may keep the carrion," said the French general flippantly, as he handed the relic to the Grand Master, minus the ring.The Story of Malta|Maturin M. Ballou
He thinks no end of it; it's a Revolutionary relic or Waterloo or something.