- remaining parts or fragments.
- the remains of a deceased person.
Origin of relic
OTHER WORDS FROM relicrel·ic·like, adjective
Words nearby relic
Example sentences from the Web for relic
Blues music is often treated like a museum piece, a relic from a bygone day, but this band will make you want to get up and dance.The Best Albums of 2014 |Ted Gioia |December 13, 2014 |DAILY BEAST
Enjoy Messi while you can—he might play on for a few years yet but everything he represents is already a relic.Enjoy Argentina’s Lionel Messi While You Can |Peter Pomerantsev |July 13, 2014 |DAILY BEAST
Marrero himself was hardly a “cup of coffee” relic or a minor character belatedly retrieved from the dustbin of baseball history.Havana Bids Adios to Conrado Marrero, MLB’s Oldest Player |Peter C. Bjarkman |April 25, 2014 |DAILY BEAST
Even the Aughties Beck—The Information, parts of Guero, parts of Modern Guilt—seems like a relic at this point.Beck’s Musical Time Machine: This Wasn’t a Concert. It was a Spectacular Party. |Andrew Romano |April 18, 2014 |DAILY BEAST
The church was closed due to bad weather when the relic, along with a golden cross, was taken.Who Stole John Paul’s Blood And Christ’s Foreskin? |Barbie Latza Nadeau |January 29, 2014 |DAILY BEAST
They took with them a relic, supposed to be the body of St. Clement of Rome, a martyr.Curiosities of Christian History |Croake James
Firstly, he picked up the charred fragment of the letter, and smoothed it out carefully and reverently as he would a relic.El Dorado |Baroness Orczy
I found it in this cell, after the death of the martyr, and have preserved it as a relic.The Black Tulip |Alexandre Dumas (Pere)
"You may keep the carrion," said the French general flippantly, as he handed the relic to the Grand Master, minus the ring.The Story of Malta |Maturin M. Ballou
He thinks no end of it; it's a Revolutionary relic or Waterloo or something.Harper's Round Table, July 9, 1895 |Various