1. 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)

- the relationship between mothers and their children

Definition categories: link, relation

2. a state of connectedness between people (especially an emotional connection)

- he didn't want his wife to know of the relationship

Definition categories: state

3. a state involving mutual dealings between people or parties or countries

Definition categories: state

4. (anthropology) relatedness or connection by blood or marriage or adoption

Similar word(s): kinship

Definition categories: link, relation

Sentences with relationship as a noun:

- Why are they being mean to her just because she wants a relationship with him?

- I have a good working relationship with my boss.