Definitions for relationshiprɪˈleɪ ʃənˌʃɪp

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

re•la•tion•shiprɪˈleɪ ʃənˌʃɪp(n.)

  1. a connection, association, or involvement.

  2. connection between persons by blood or marriage; kinship.

  3. an emotional or other connection between people.

  4. a romantic or sexual involvement.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. relationship, human relationship(noun)

    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"

  2. relationship(noun)

    a state of connectedness between people (especially an emotional connection)

    "he didn't want his wife to know of the relationship"

  3. relationship(noun)

    a state involving mutual dealings between people or parties or countries

  4. kinship, family relationship, relationship(noun)

    (anthropology) relatedness or connection by blood or marriage or adoption

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. relationship(noun)ɪˈleɪ ʃənˌʃɪp

    the way in which people are involved with each other

    a professional relationship; the relationship between the two governments

  2. relationshipɪˈleɪ ʃənˌʃɪp

    a romantic involvement between two people

    Is he in a relationship right now?

  3. relationshipɪˈleɪ ʃənˌʃɪp

    a connection or link

    the relationship between money and happiness


  1. relationship(Noun)

    Connection or association; the condition of being related.

  2. relationship(Noun)

    Kinship; being related by blood or marriage.

  3. relationship(Noun)

    A romantic or sexual involvement.

  4. relationship(Noun)

    The level or degree of affinity between keys, chords and tones.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Relationship(noun)

    the state of being related by kindred, affinity, or other alliance


  1. Relationship

    An archaeological relationship is the position in space and by implication, in time, of an object or context with respect to another. This is determined, not by linear measurement but by determining the sequence of their deposition - which arrived before the other. The key to this is stratigraphy.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'relationship' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #755

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'relationship' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1362

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'relationship' in Nouns Frequency: #200

Translations for relationship

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the friendship, contact, communications etc which exist between people

He finds it very difficult to form lasting relationships.

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