Laravel - Relationships - Defining Relationships

Eloquent relationships are defined as methods on your Eloquent model classes. Since relationships also serve as powerful query builders, defining relationships as methods provides powerful method chaining and querying capabilities. For example, we may chain additional query constraints on this posts relationship:

    
    $user->posts()->where('active', 1)->get();
	

But, before diving too deep into using relationships, let's learn how to define each type of relationship supported by Eloquent.