November 06, 2019
Learner's Word of the Day
relic /ˈrɛlɪk/ noun
relic
/ˈrɛlɪk/
noun

plural relics

A relic of ancient China
A relic of ancient China
Learner's definition of RELIC

1 : something that is from a past time, place, culture, etc. — often followed by of or from

  • relics of ancient China

  • relics from the war

  • This law is a relic of a bygone era.

  • Typewriters are a relic of the past. [=typewriters are no longer used or considered modern]

2 : an object (such as a piece of clothing or the bone of a saint) that is considered holy

  • holy/sacred relics

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