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Meaning of relationship by Wiktionary Dictionary



    From relation +‎ -ship .


    • IPA: /ɹɪˈleɪʃənˌʃɪp/
    • Hyphenation: re‧la‧tion‧ship


    relationship ( plural: relationships )

    1. Connection or association; the condition of being related .
    2. Kinship; being related by blood or marriage .
    3. A romantic or sexual involvement .
    4. A way in which two or more people behave and are involved with each other
      I have a good working relationship with my boss .
    5. ( music ) The level or degree of affinity between keys, chords and tones .

Explanation of relationship by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. a relation between people

    2. the relationship between mothers and their children
    3. relatedness or connection by blood or marriage or adoption

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

    5. he didn't want his wife to know of the relationship
    6. a state involving mutual dealings between people or parties or countries

    Definition of relationship by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Relationship, n. The state of being related by kindred, affinity, or other alliance. Mason.