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Release meaning

release - 23 dictionary results

  1. 1. activity that releases or expresses creative energy or emotion; " she had no other outlet for her feelings"; " he gave vent to his anger"
  2. 2. generate and separate from cells or bodily fluids; " secrete digestive juices"; " release a hormone into the blood stream"
  3. 3. eliminate ( substances) from the body
  4. 4. make ( assets) available; " release the holdings in the dictator's bank account"
  5. 5. let ( something) fall or spill a container; " turn the flour onto a plate"
  6. 6. release, as from one's grip; " Let go of the door handle, please!"; " relinquish your grip on the rope-- you won't fall"
  7. 7. make ( information) available publication; " release the list with the names of the prisoners"
  8. 8. A device adapted to hold or release a device or mechanism as required;
  9. 9. A catch on a motor- starting rheostat, which automatically releases the rheostat arm and so stops the motor in case of a break in the field circuit; also, the catch on an electromagnetic circuit breaker for a motor, which acts in case of an overload.
  10. 10. The act or manner of ending a sound.
  11. 11. In the block- signaling system, a printed card conveying information and instructions to be used at intermediate sidings without telegraphic stations.
  12. 12. To lease again; to grant a new lease of; to let back.
  13. 13. To let loose again; to set free from restraint, confinement, or servitude; to give liberty to, or to set at liberty; to let go.
  14. 14. To relieve from something that confines, burdens, or oppresses, as from pain, trouble, obligation, penalty.
  15. 15. To let go, as a legal claim; to discharge or relinquish a right to, as lands or tenements, by conveying to another who has some right or estate in possession, as when the person in remainder releases his right to the tenant in possession; to quit.
  16. 16. To loosen; to relax; to remove the obligation of; as, to release an ordinance.
  17. 17. The act of letting loose or freeing, or the state of being let loose or freed; liberation or discharge from restraint of any kind, as from confinement or bondage.
  18. 18. Relief from care, pain, or any burden.
  19. 19. Discharge from obligation or responsibility, as from debt, penalty, or claim of any kind; acquittance.
  20. 20. A giving up or relinquishment of some right or claim; a conveyance of a man's right in lands or tenements to another who has some estate in possession; a quitclaim.
  21. 21. The act of opening the exhaust port to allow the steam to escape.
  22. 22. A setting free; discharge.
  23. 23. To set free; discharge; give up.

release - examples of usage

  1. So Mrs. Iggulden got her release and slept. - "Somehow Good", William de Morgan.
  2. I release you from your part of it. - "Brand Blotters", William MacLeod Raine.
  3. Yes, he's gone; and really from the condition into which he had fallen, it was a happy release, at all events to the rest of the family, who could not watch him without pain. - "Paddy Finn", W. H. G. Kingston.
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