1. [syn: respective(a), several(a), various(a)]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Respective \Re*spec"tive\ (r[-e]*sp[e^]k"t[i^]v), a. [Cf. F.
respectif, LL. respectivus. See Respect.]
1. Noticing with attention; hence, careful; wary;
If you look upon the church of England with a
respective eye, you can not . . . refuse this
charge. --A?p. Sandys.
2. Looking towardl having reference to; relative, not
absolute; as, the respective connections of society.
3. Relating to particular persons or things, each to each;
particular; own; as, they returned to their respective
places of abode.
4. Fitted to awaken respect. [Obs.] --Shak.
5. Rendering respect; respectful; regardful. [Obs.]
With respective shame, rose, took us by the hands.
With thy equals familiar, yet respective. --Lord
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: considered individually; "the respective club members";
"specialists in their several fields"; "the various
reports all agreed" [syn: respective(a), several(a),
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
56 Moby Thesaurus words for "respective":
absolute, certain, common, communal, commutual, concrete, conjoint,
corresponding, defined, definite, detailed, determinate, different,
distinct, distinguished, distributional, distributive, equal,
esoteric, especial, even stephen, exceptional, express,
extraordinary, fifty-fifty, fixed, half, half-and-half, halvers,
individual, inner, intimate, joint, minute, mutual, noteworthy,
own, particular, per capita, per head, personal, pertinent,
precise, private, pro rata, proportional, proportionate, prorated,
relevant, separate, several, singular, solipsistic, special,