English adjective: relative
|1.||relative estimated by comparison; not absolute or complete|
|Samples||A relative stranger.|
|2.||relative properly related in size or degree or other measurable characteristics; usually followed by `to'|
|Samples||The punishment ought to be proportional to the crime.|
Earnings relative to production.
English noun: relative
|1.||relative (person) a person related by blood or marriage|
|Samples||Police are searching for relatives of the deceased.|
He has distant relations back in New Jersey.
|Broader (hypernym)||individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul|
|Narrower (hyponym)||agnate, ancestor, antecedent, ascendant, ascendent, better half, blood relation, blood relative, cognate, cousin, cousin-german, descendant, descendent, enate, family, first cousin, full cousin, in-law, issue, kin, kinsman, kinsperson, kinswoman, kissing cousin, kissing kin, married person, mate, matrikin, matrilineal kin, matrilineal sib, matrisib, next of kin, offspring, partner, patrikin, patrilineal kin, patrilineal sib, patrisib, progeny, relative-in-law, root, second cousin, sib, sib, sibling, spouse|
|Member meronym||clan, kin, kin group, kindred, kinship group, tribe|
|2.||relative (animal) an animal or plant that bears a relationship to another (as related by common descent or by membership in the same genus)|
|Synonyms||congenator, congener, congeneric|
|Broader (hypernym)||being, organism|