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Relationship definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

RELA'TIONSHIP, n. The state of being related by kindred, affinity or other alliance.
[This word is generally tautological and useless.]

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: a relation between people; (`relationship' is often used where `relation' would serve, as in `the relationship between inflation and unemployment', but the preferred usage of `relationship' is for human relations or states of relatedness); "the relationship between mothers and their children" [syn: relationship, human relationship]
2: a state of connectedness between people (especially an emotional connection); "he didn't want his wife to know of the relationship"
3: a state involving mutual dealings between people or parties or countries
4: (anthropology) relatedness or connection by blood or marriage or adoption [syn: kinship, family relationship, relationship]

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 1741 1. the state of being related or interrelated <studied the relationship between the variables> 2. the relation connecting or binding participants in a relationship: as a. kinship b. a specific instance or type of kinship 3. a. a state of affairs existing between those having relations or dealings <had a good relationship with his family> b. a romantic or passionate attachment

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 the fact or state of being related. 2 colloq. a a connection or association (enjoyed a good working relationship). b an emotional (esp. sexual) association between two people. 3 a condition or character due to being related. 4 kinship.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Relationship Re*la"tion*ship, n. The state of being related by kindred, affinity, or other alliance. --Mason.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(relationships) Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English. 1. The relationship between two people or groups is the way in which they feel and behave towards each other. ...the friendly relationship between France and Britain... ...family relationships. N-COUNT: with supp 2. A relationship is a close friendship between two people, especially one involving romantic or sexual feelings. We had been together for two years, but both of us felt the relationship wasn't really going anywhere. N-COUNT 3. The relationship between two things is the way in which they are connected. There is a relationship between diet and cancer. N-COUNT: N between/to/of n

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. 1. Connection, relation, dependence. 2. Kindred, affinity, consanguinity, propinquity, kinship.

Moby Thesaurus

accord, addition, adjunct, affairs, affiliation, affinity, agnation, alliance, ancestry, approximation, assemblage, association, blood, blood relationship, bond, brotherhood, brothership, closeness, cognation, combination, common ancestry, common descent, connectedness, connection, consanguinity, contiguity, contrariety, cousinhood, cousinship, dealings, deduction, disjunction, enation, fatherhood, filiation, fraternity, homology, intercourse, intimacy, junction, kindred, kinship, liaison, link, linkage, linking, maternity, matrilineage, matriliny, matrisib, matrocliny, motherhood, mutual attraction, nearness, paternity, patrilineage, patriliny, patrisib, patrocliny, propinquity, proximity, rapport, relatedness, relation, relations, sibship, similarity, sisterhood, sistership, sympathy, tie, tie-in, ties of blood, union

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