Ecology. a species or community living in an environment that has changed from that which is typical for it.
a remnant or survivor.
a group of animals or plants that exists as a remnant of a formerly widely distributed group in an environment different from that in which it originated
(as modifier): a relict fauna
a mountain, lake, glacier, etc, that is a remnant of a pre-existing formation after a destructive process has occurred
a mineral that remains unaltered after metamorphism of the rock in which it occurs
an archaic word for widow (sense 1)
an archaic word for relic (sense 6)
relict rel·ict (rěl’ĭkt, rĭ-lĭkt’)
Something that has survived; a remnant.
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.
noun 1. a map showing the relief of an area, usually by generalized contour lines. noun 1. a map that shows the configuration and height of the land surface, usually by means of contours relief map (rĭ-lēf’) A map that depicts land configuration, often with contour lines. Some relief maps are three-dimensional.