Definition: an animal or plant that bears a relationship to another (as related by common descent or by membership in the same genus)
Definition: a person related by blood or marriage
Usage: police are searching for relatives of the deceased; he has distant relations back in New Jersey
Definition: estimated by comparison; not absolute or complete
Usage: a relative stranger
Definition: properly related in size or degree or other measurable characteristics; usually followed by `to'
Usage: the punishment ought to be proportional to the crime; earnings relative to production