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Meaning of related by Wiktionary Dictionary



    related ( comparative more related, superlative most related )

    1. Standing in relation or connection .
      Electric and magnetic forces are closely related .
    2. Being a relative of .
      Everyone is related to their parents .
    3. Narrated; told .
    4. ( music ) Same as the adjective relative .
    5. ( mathematics ) Fulfilling a relation .
    6. ( in combination ) Having a relationship with the thing named
      Gun-related crime .


Explanation of related by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. connected by kinship, common origin, or marriage

    2. being connected either logically or causally or by shared characteristics

    3. painting and the related arts
      school-related activities
      related to micelle formation is the...ability of detergent actives to congregate at oil-water interfaces

    Definition of related by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Relate ( r?-l?t ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Related; p. pr. & vb. n. Relating.] [F. relater to recount, LL. relatare, fr. L. relatus, used as p. p. of referre. See Elate, and cf. Refer.]
      1. To bring back; to restore. [Obs.]

      Abate your zealous haste, till morrow next again

      Both light of heaven and strength of men relate. Spenser.

      2. To refer; to ascribe, as to a source. [Obs. or R.]

      3. To recount; to narrate; to tell over.

      This heavy act with heavy heart relate. Shak.

      4. To ally by connection or kindred.

      To relate one's self, to vent thoughts in words. [R.]

      Syn. -- To tell; recite; narrate; recount; rehearse; report; detail; describe.

    2. Related ( -l?t?d ), p. p. & a.
      1. Allied by kindred; connected by blood or alliance, particularly by consanguinity; as, “persons related in the first or second degree”.

      2. Standing in relation or connection; as, “the electric and magnetic forcec are closely related”.

      3. Narrated; told.

      4. ( Mus. ) Same as Relative, 4.