related

adjective

Definition of related

  1. 1 :  connected by reason of an established or discoverable relation

  2. 2 :  connected by common ancestry or sometimes by marriage

  3. 3 :  having close harmonic connection —used of tones, chords, or tonalities

relatedly

adverb

relatedness

noun

Examples of related in a Sentence

  1. ancient history and other related subjects

  2. I just found out that my best friend and I are related through distant cousins.

  3. Horses and donkeys are related.

  4. The words play and playful are related.

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First Known Use of related

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RELATED Defined for English Language Learners

related

adjective

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

related

adjective re·lat·ed \ri-ˈlā-təd\

Definition of related for Students

  1. 1 :  sharing some connection painting and the related arts

  2. 2 :  connected by common ancestry or by marriage We call her “auntie,” but we're not actually related.

  3. 3 :  connected by a usually distant common ancestor and typically sharing similar characteristics Horses and zebras are related.



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