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 Dictionary entry overview: What does related mean? 

RELATED (adjective)
  The adjective RELATED has 4 senses:

1. being connected either logically or causally or by shared characteristics
2. connected by kinship, common origin, or marriage
3. similar or related in quality or character
4. having close kinship and appropriateness

  Familiarity information: RELATED used as an adjective is uncommon.

 Dictionary entry details 

RELATED (adjective)

Sense 1related [BACK TO TOP]


Being connected either logically or causally or by shared characteristics


related; related to

Context examples:

painting and the related arts / school-related activities / related to micelle formation is the...ability of detergent actives to congregate at oil-water interfaces


side by side (closely related or associated)

overlapping (related by having something in common with or coinciding with)

corresponding (accompanying)

correlate; correlated; correlative (mutually related)

coreferent (related by sharing a symbolic link to a concrete object or an abstraction)

concerned (in relation (or in regard) to; especially as in the phrases)

cognate; connate (related in nature)

cognate (having the same ancestral language)

bound up (closely or inseparably connected or associated with)

associated; connected (related to or accompanying)

age-related (changing (increasing or decreasing) as an individual's age increases)

affiliated; attached; connected (being joined in close association)

accompanying; attendant; concomitant; incidental; incidental to (following as a consequence)


unrelated (lacking a logical or causal relation)

Sense 2related [BACK TO TOP]


Connected by kinship, common origin, or marriage


kindred (related by blood or marriage)

affinal; affine ((anthropology) related by marriage)

agnate; agnatic; paternal (related on the father's side)

akin; blood-related; cognate; consanguine; consanguineal; consanguineous; kin (related by blood)

allied (related by common characteristics or ancestry)

enate; enatic; maternal (related on the mother's side)


direct; lineal (in a straight unbroken line of descent from parent to child)

collateral; indirect (descended from a common ancestor but through different lines)


unrelated (not connected by kinship)

Sense 3related [BACK TO TOP]


Similar or related in quality or character


akin; kindred; related

Context examples:

a feeling akin to terror / kindred souls / the amateur is closely related to the collector


similar (marked by correspondence or resemblance)

Sense 4related [BACK TO TOP]


Having close kinship and appropriateness


germane; related

Context example:

he asks questions that are germane and central to the issue


relevant (having a bearing on or connection with the subject at issue)

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