What is relationship?

  • (noun): A state involving mutual dealings between people or parties or countries.
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "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
  • (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:

    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)

    Every relationship that does not raise us up pulls us down, and vice versa; this is why men usually sink down somewhat when they take wives while women are usually somewhat raised up. Overly spiritual men require marriage every bit as much as they resist it as bitter medicine.
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)

    Sisters is probably the most competitive relationship within the family, but once the sisters are grown, it becomes the strongest relationship.
    Margaret Mead (1901–1978)