Definition of Relic

1. Noun. An antiquity that has survived from the distant past.

Generic synonyms: Antiquity
Specialized synonyms: Archeological Remains



2. Noun. Something of sentimental value.
Exact synonyms: Keepsake, Souvenir, Token
Generic synonyms: Object, Physical Object
Specialized synonyms: Love-token, Favor, Favour, Party Favor, Party Favour

Definition of Relic

1. n. That which remains; that which is left after loss or decay; a remaining portion; a remnant.

Definition of Relic

1. Noun. That which remains; that which is left after loss or decay; a remaining portion. ¹

2. Noun. Something old kept for sentimental reasons. ¹

3. Noun. (religion) A part of the body of a saint, or an ancient religious object, kept for veneration. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Relic

1. a surviving memorial of something past [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Relic

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Literary usage of Relic

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1. The History of the Popes: From the Close of the Middle Ages. Drawn from the by Ludwig Pastor (1902)
"By his orders the relic was brought to Orvieto, and the splendid Cathedral there was built mainly for it. The Bishop of Orvieto gave a magnificent silver ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"A large relic is preserved at Stonyhurst College. miracles, but is now despoiled of ornament and left without honour, except by the few Catholics who chance ..."

3. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"A large relic is preserved at Stonyhurst College. miracles, but is now despoiled of ornament and left without honour, except by the few Catholics who chance ..."

4. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1908)
"The tendency to regard such additions as mere receptacles for the relic-cases disappeared. The holy remains were again placed within the altar, or, ..."

5. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1846)
"And do you recollect the precise date of this occurrence'" were not inferiors ; the fineness of her dress, and a little relic encased in gold and precious ..."

6. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"The arguments of the opponents of the relic are merely their own opinions; these writers ... The relic itself offers no reason to doubt its genuineness. ..."

7. The Innocents Abroad, Or, The New Pilgrims' Progress: Being Some Account of by Mark Twain (1870)
"One of our well- meaning reptiles —I mean relic- hunters — had crawled up ... But the great image contemplated the dead ages as THE relic-HUNTER calmly as ..."

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