a surviving memorial of something past.
an object having interest by reason of its age or its association with the past:
a museum of historic relics.
a surviving trace of something:
a custom that is a relic of paganism.
remaining parts or fragments.
the remains of a deceased person.
something kept in remembrance; souvenir; memento.
Ecclesiastical. (especially in the Roman Catholic and Greek churches) the body, a part of the body, or some personal memorial of a saint, martyr, or other sacred person, preserved as worthy of veneration.
a once widespread linguistic form that survives in a limited area but is otherwise obsolete.
something that has survived from the past, such as an object or custom
something kept as a remembrance or treasured for its past associations; keepsake
(usually pl) a remaining part or fragment
(RC Church, Eastern Churches) part of the body of a saint or something supposedly used by or associated with a saint, venerated as holy
(informal) an old or old-fashioned person or thing
(pl) (archaic) the remains of a dead person; corpse
(ecology) a less common term for relict (sense 1)
noun 1. Ecology. a species or community living in an environment that has changed from that which is typical for it. 2. a remnant or survivor. 3. a widow. noun 1. (ecology) a group of animals or plants that exists as a remnant of a formerly widely distributed group in an environment different from that […]
verb (used without object), relied, relying. 1. to depend confidently; put trust in (usually followed by on or upon): You can rely on her work. verb (intransitive; foll by on or upon) -lies, -lying, -lied 1. to be dependent (on): he relies on his charm 2. to have trust or confidence (in): you can rely […]
noun 1. alleviation, ease, or deliverance through the removal of pain, distress, oppression, etc. 2. a means or thing that relieves pain, distress, anxiety, etc. 3. money, food, or other help given to those in poverty or need. 4. something affording a pleasing change, as from monotony. 5. release from a post of duty, as […]
noun 1. Baseball. relief pitcher. 2. a person who, because of old age, indigence, physical disability, or the like, receives welfare benefits from the state. 3. a person who temporarily replaces someone else.