Meaning of RELATIONSHIP in English


/ rɪˈleɪʃnʃɪp; NAmE / noun


[ C ] relationship (between A and B) | relationship (with sb) the way in which two people, groups or countries behave towards each other or deal with each other :

The relationship between the police and the local community has improved.

She has a very close relationship with her sister.

I have established a good working relationship with my boss.

a master-servant relationship

—see also love-hate relationship


[ C ] relationship (between A and B) | relationship (with sb) a loving and/or sexual friendship between two people :

Their affair did not develop into a lasting relationship.

She's had a series of miserable relationships.

Are you in a relationship ?


[ C , U ] relationship (between A and B) | relationship (to sth) the way in which two or more things are connected :

the relationship between mental and physical health

This comment bore no relationship to the subject of our conversation.

People alter their voices in relationship to background noise.


[ C , U ] relationship (between A and B) the way in which a person is related to sb else in a family :

a father-son relationship

I'm not sure of the exact relationship between them—I think they're cousins.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.