Definitions for releaserɪˈlis
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to lease again.
re•lease*rɪˈlis(v.; n.)-leased, -leas•ing
(v.t.)to free from confinement, bondage, obligation, pain, etc.; let go.
to free from anything that restrains or fastens; loose.
to allow to be known, issued, done, or exhibited:
to release an article for publication.
to relinquish or surrender (a legal right, claim, etc.).
(n.)a freeing or releasing from confinement, obligation, pain, emotional strain, etc.
liberation from anything that restrains or fastens.
a device or agency that effects such liberation.
a grant of permission, as to publish, use, or sell something.
the releasing of something for publication, performance, use, exhibition, or sale.
a film, book, record, etc., that is released.
the surrender of a legal right or the like to another. a document embodying such a surrender.
a control mechanism for starting or stopping a machine, esp. by removing some restrictive apparatus.
* Syn: release , free , dismiss , discharge , liberate all mean to let loose or let go. release and free both suggest a helpful action; they may be used of delivering a person from confinement or obligation: to release prisoners; to free a student from certain course requirements. dismiss usu. means to force to go unwillingly; however, it may also refer to giving permission to go: to dismiss an employee; to dismiss a class.discharge usu. means to relieve of an obligation, office, etc.; it may also mean to permit to go: The soldier was discharged. The hospital discharged the patient.liberate suggests particularly the deliverance from unjust punishment, oppression, or the like, and often means to set free through forcible or military action: to liberate occupied territories.
Origin of release:
1250–1300; (v.) ME reles(s)en < OF relesser, relaissier < L relaxāre to loosen (see relax ); (n.) ME reles(e) < OF reles, relais, der. of the v.
merchandise issued for sale or public showing (especially a record or film)
"a new release from the London Symphony Orchestra"
liberation, release, freeing(noun)
the act of liberating someone or something
a process that liberates or discharges something
"there was a sudden release of oxygen"; "the release of iodine from the thyroid gland"
handout, press release, release(noun)
an announcement distributed to members of the press in order to supplement or replace an oral presentation
dismissal, dismission, discharge, firing, liberation, release, sack, sacking(noun)
the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart)
passing, loss, departure, exit, expiration, going, release(noun)
euphemistic expressions for death
"thousands mourned his passing"
a legal document evidencing the discharge of a debt or obligation
a device that when pressed will release part of a mechanism
release, outlet, vent(noun)
activity that frees or expresses creative energy or emotion
"she had no other outlet for her feelings"; "he gave vent to his anger"
spill, spillage, release(noun)
the act of allowing a fluid to escape
release, waiver, discharge(noun)
a formal written statement of relinquishment
release, tone ending(verb)
(music) the act or manner of terminating a musical phrase or tone
let go of, let go, release, relinquish(verb)
release, as from one's grip
"Let go of the door handle, please!"; "relinquish your grip on the rope--you won't fall"
free, liberate, release, unloose, unloosen, loose(verb)
grant freedom to; free from confinement
let (something) fall or spill from a container
"turn the flour onto a plate"
publish, bring out, put out, issue, release(verb)
prepare and issue for public distribution or sale
"publish a magazine or newspaper"
exhaust, discharge, expel, eject, release(verb)
eliminate (a substance)
"combustion products are exhausted in the engine"; "the plant releases a gas"
generate and separate from cells or bodily fluids
"secrete digestive juices"; "release a hormone into the blood stream"
make (information) available for publication
"release the list with the names of the prisoners"
release, relinquish, resign, free, give up(verb)
part with a possession or right
"I am relinquishing my bedroom to the long-term house guest"; "resign a claim to the throne"
release, free, liberate(verb)
release (gas or energy) as a result of a chemical reaction or physical decomposition
unblock, unfreeze, free, release(verb)
make (assets) available
"release the holdings in the dictator's bank account"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to allow a prisoner to go; = free
They released three of the hostages.
to let go of sth
Push the button down, then slowly release it.
to allow information to become publicly known
Police have released a statement.
to allow to come out of
The explosion released deadly gases into the air.
to make a book, movie, etc. available to the public
His latest CD will be released next week.
to do sth that allows an emotion or feeling to go away
Yoga is a way to release tension.
when a prisoner is allowed to go
the safe release of all the prisoners
a public announcement
a press release
the action of allowing sth to come out of sth
the release of toxic waste into the water supply
a book, movie, etc. that has recently become available to the public, or the process of releasing one
This week's new releases.; the release date for the book
the act of allowing an emotion or feeling to go away
a release of tension
The distribution of an initial or new and upgraded version of a computer software product; the distribution can be both public or private.
Anything recently released or made available (as for sale).
The video store advertised that it had all the latest "releases".
That which is released, untied or let go.
They marked the occasion with a release of butterflies.
To lease again; to grant a new lease of; to let back.
To let go (of); to cease to hold or contain.
He released his grasp on the lever.
To make available to the public.
They released the new product later than intended.
To free or liberate; to set free.
He was released after two years in prison.
They released thousands of gallons of water into the river each month.
To hang up.
If you continue to use abusive language, I will need to release the call.
To set up; to provide with a goal-scoring opportunity
Origin: From relaisser (variant of relascher).
to lease again; to grant a new lease of; to let back
to let loose again; to set free from restraint, confinement, or servitude; to give liberty to, or to set at liberty; to let go
to relieve from something that confines, burdens, or oppresses, as from pain, trouble, obligation, penalty
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
to loosen; to relax; to remove the obligation of; as, to release an ordinance
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
relief from care, pain, or any burden
discharge from obligation or responsibility, as from debt, penalty, or claim of any kind; acquittance
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
the act of opening the exhaust port to allow the steam to escape
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
In air armament, the intentional separation of a free-fall aircraft store, from its suspension equipment, for purposes of employment of the store.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'release' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2155
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'release' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2588
Rank popularity for the word 'release' in Nouns Frequency: #882
Rank popularity for the word 'release' in Verbs Frequency: #271
Translations for release
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the act of releasing or being released
After his release, the prisoner returned to his home town; the release of a new film; (also adjective) the release catch.
- إطْلاق، إخْلاءArabic
- libertaçãoPortuguese (BR)
- propuštění; uvedení; uvolněnýCzech
- die Freigabe, -lassungGerman
- løsladelse; løsladelses-; frigivelse; frigivelses-Danish
- απελευθέρωση, απαλλαγή, κυκλοφορίαGreek
- liberación, puesta en libertadSpanish
- vabastamine, avaldamineEstonian
- libération; sortie; de déclenchementFrench
- रिहाई, खुलने की क्रियाHindi
- kiengedés, kibocsátásHungarian
- frelsun, lausnIcelandic
- rilascio, liberazioneItalian
- 석방, 개봉Korean
- išleidimas, paleidimasLithuanian
- atbrīvošana; izlaišana; paziņojumsLatvian
- løslatelse; utsendelse, utgivelse, slippNorwegian
- uwolnienie, zwolnieniePolish
- eliberare; difuzare; (de) decuplareRomanian
- освобождение; выпускRussian
- prepustenie; uvedenie; uvoľnenýSlovak
- izpustitev; izidSlovenian
- frigivning, utsläppande, publicering,utlösnings-Swedish
- serbest bırak(ıl)maTurkish
- (被)釋放Chinese (Trad.)
- sự phóng thíchVietnamese
- 释放Chinese (Simp.)
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