Definition of related
1 : connected by reason of an established or discoverable relation
2 : connected by common ancestry or sometimes by marriage
3 : having close harmonic connection —used of tones, chords, or tonalities
Examples of related in a sentence
ancient history and other related subjects
I just found out that my best friend and I are related through distant cousins.
Horses and donkeys are related.
The words “play” and “playful” are related.
First Known Use of related
RELATED Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of related for English Language Learners
: connected in some way
: in the same family
: belonging to the same group because of shared characteristics, qualities, etc.
RELATED Defined for Kids
Definition of related for Students
1 : sharing some connection painting and the related arts
2 : connected by common ancestry or by marriage We call her “auntie,” but we're not actually related.
3 : connected by a usually distant common ancestor and typically sharing similar characteristics Horses and zebras are related.
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