What does relic mean?

Definitions for relic
ˈrɛl ɪkrel·ic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. relicnoun

    an antiquity that has survived from the distant past

  2. keepsake, souvenir, token, relicnoun

    something of sentimental value

Wiktionary

  1. relicnoun

    That which remains; that which is left after loss or decay; a remaining portion.

  2. relicnoun

    Something old kept for sentimental reasons.

  3. relicnoun

    A part of the body of a saint, or an ancient religious object, kept for veneration.

Wikipedia

  1. Relic

    In religion, a relic is an object or article of religious significance from the past. It usually consists of the physical remains or personal effects of a saint or other person preserved for the purpose of veneration as a tangible memorial. Relics are an important aspect of some forms of Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, shamanism, and many other religions. Relic derives from the Latin reliquiae, meaning "remains", and a form of the Latin verb relinquere, to "leave behind, or abandon". A reliquary is a shrine that houses one or more religious relics.

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  1. relic

    A relic is an object surviving from an earlier time, often of historical or sentimental interest. In a religious context, it usually refers to an object, especially a piece of the body or personal items of religious figures, carefully preserved for purposes of veneration or as a touchable or tangible memorial.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Relicnoun

    that which remains; that which is left after loss or decay; a remaining portion; a remnant

  2. Relicnoun

    the body from which the soul has departed; a corpse; especially, the body, or some part of the body, of a deceased saint or martyr; -- usually in the plural when referring to the whole body

  3. Relicnoun

    hence, a memorial; anything preserved in remembrance; as, relics of youthful days or friendships

  4. Etymology: [F. relique, from L. reliquiae, pl., akin to relinquere to leave behind. See Relinquish.]

Wikidata

  1. Relic

    In religion, a relic is a part of the body of a saint or a venerated person, or else another type of ancient religious object, carefully preserved for purposes of veneration or as a touchable or tangible memorial. Relics are an important aspect of some forms of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Shamanism, and many other religions. The word relic comes from the Latin reliquiae, meaning "remains" or "something left behind". A reliquary is a shrine that houses one or more religious relics.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Relic

    rel′ik, n. that which is left after loss or decay of the rest: a corpse (gener. pl.): (R.C.) any personal memorial of a reputed saint, to be held in reverence as an incentive to faith and piety: a memorial, a souvenir: a monument.—n. Rel′ic-mong′er, one who traffics in relics. [Fr. relique—L. reliquiærelinquĕre, relictum, to leave behind.]

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. RELIC

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Relic is ranked #123796 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Relic surname appeared 139 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Relic.

    93.5% or 130 total occurrences were White.
    4.3% or 6 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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  1. elric

  2. crile

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of relic in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of relic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of relic in a Sentence

  1. Pamela Geller:

    It is within the established American tradition of satire, if America surrenders on this point, the freedom of speech is a relic of history.

  2. Emily Brontë:

    Any relic of the dead is precious, if they were valued living.

  3. Yu Ying:

    I can see an only child me like me becoming a cultural relic.

  4. The European Space Agency:

    The existence of such complex molecules in a comet, a relic of Solar System, imply that chemical processes at work during that time could have played a key role in fostering the formation of prebiotic material.

  5. Fadwa Hammoud:

    The Flint Water Crisis is not some relic of the past. At this very moment the people of Flint continue to suffer from the categorical failure of public officials at all levels of government.

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