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.
Recent Examples of related from the Web
In related news, Illinois' budget process is also a mess.
Blue, then 11, was the older brother of a toddler who had been killed by his mother's boyfriend and his mom had gone to prison on a related conviction.
A related issue is whether Ohio has a realistic chance of finding an alternative drug — a barbiturate called pentobarbital — that once was widely used in executions but has become difficult or, in Ohio’s case, impossible to obtain.
KPMG notes that more than half of all management, professional and related occupations are held by women, yet women account for only 5 percent of the chief executives of S&P 500 companies.
At 6 p.m. in regular session, the council will introduce ordinances adopting changes to the state’s building, fire and related construction codes.
For many, nuclear dread is closely related to feeling of uncertainty and anxiety around the current political climate in the United States.
From earlier: The University of Louisville Foundation and two related organizations - its real estate arm and an audit committee - were scheduled to meet Thursday morning before the full board gathers at noon.
TV: My final question is related to Valentina, but can also be applied to other queens from past seasons.
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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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