What is relationship?

  • (noun): A relation between people; ('relationship' is often used where 'relation' would serve, as in 'the relationship between inflation and unemployment', but the preferred usage of 'relationship' is for human relations or states of relatedness).
    Example: "The relationship between mothers and their children"
    Synonyms: human relationship
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "relationship":

  • (noun): A state involving mutual dealings between people or parties or countries.
  • (noun): A state of connectedness between people (especially an emotional connection).
    Example: "He didn't want his wife to know of the relationship"

Famous quotes containing the word relationship:

    It would be a fallacy to deduce that the slow writer necessarily comes up with superior work. There seems to be scant relationship between prolificness and quality.
    Fannie Hurst (1889–1968)

    Our mother gives us our earliest lessons in love—and its partner, hate. Our father—our “second other”Melaborates on them. Offering us an alternative to the mother-baby relationship . . . presenting a masculine model which can supplement and contrast with the feminine. And providing us with further and perhaps quite different meanings of lovable and loving and being loved.
    Judith Viorst (20th century)

    Poetry is above all a concentration of the power of language, which is the power of our ultimate relationship to everything in the universe.
    Adrienne Rich (b. 1929)