- [noun] a person related by blood or marriage; "police are searching for relatives of the deceased"; "he has distant relations back in New Jersey"
- [noun] an animal or plant that bears a relationship to another (as related by common descent or by membership in the same genus)
Synonyms: congener, congenator
- [adjective] not absolute or complete; "a relative stranger"
- [adjective] properly related in size or degree or other measurable characteristics; usually followed by `to'; "punishment oughtt to be proportional to the crime"; "earnings relative to production"
ancestor, ascendant, ascendent, antecedent, root
cousin, first cousin, cousin-german, full cousin
blood relation, blood relative, cognate, sib
kin, kinsperson, family
enate, matrikin, matrilineal kin, matrisib, matrilineal sib
agnate, patrikin, patrilineal kin, patrisib, patrilineal sib
kissing cousin, kissing kin
- next of kin
offspring, progeny, issue
- second cousin
spouse, partner, married person, mate, better half