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Respective meaning

respective - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. Noticing with attention; hence, careful; wary; considerate.
  2. 2. Looking towardl having reference to; relative, not absolute; as, the respective connections of society.
  3. 3. Relating to particular persons or things, each to each; particular; own; as, they returned to their respective places of abode.
  4. 4. Fitted to awaken respect.
  5. 5. Rendering respect; respectful; regardful.
  6. 6. Having reference to; relative; particular.

respective - examples of usage

  1. Defoe stated plainly two courses, with their respective dangers. - "Daniel Defoe", William Minto.
  2. Both of his two friends were, in their respective ways, in love with his wonderful Jeanne. - "The Rough Road", William John Locke.
  3. These three men seem to me in themselves to be really as competent as can be for their duties, and are, I believe, as good and efficient men as can be found in their respective parishes. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
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