What does Release mean?

Definitions for Release
rɪˈlisRe·lease

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Release.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. release(noun)

    merchandise issued for sale or public showing (especially a record or film)

    "a new release from the London Symphony Orchestra"

  2. liberation, release, freeing(noun)

    the act of liberating someone or something

  3. release(noun)

    a process that liberates or discharges something

    "there was a sudden release of oxygen"; "the release of iodine from the thyroid gland"

  4. handout, press release, release(noun)

    an announcement distributed to members of the press in order to supplement or replace an oral presentation

  5. dismissal, dismission, discharge, firing, liberation, release, sack, sacking(noun)

    the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart)

  6. passing, loss, departure, exit, expiration, going, release(noun)

    euphemistic expressions for death

    "thousands mourned his passing"

  7. acquittance, release(noun)

    a legal document evidencing the discharge of a debt or obligation

  8. release, button(noun)

    a device that when pressed will release part of a mechanism

  9. 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"

  10. spill, spillage, release(noun)

    the act of allowing a fluid to escape

  11. release, waiver, discharge(noun)

    a formal written statement of relinquishment

  12. release, tone ending(verb)

    (music) the act or manner of terminating a musical phrase or tone

  13. 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"

  14. free, liberate, release, unloose, unloosen, loose(verb)

    grant freedom to; free from confinement

  15. turn, release(verb)

    let (something) fall or spill from a container

    "turn the flour onto a plate"

  16. publish, bring out, put out, issue, release(verb)

    prepare and issue for public distribution or sale

    "publish a magazine or newspaper"

  17. exhaust, discharge, expel, eject, release(verb)

    eliminate (a substance)

    "combustion products are exhausted in the engine"; "the plant releases a gas"

  18. secrete, release(verb)

    generate and separate from cells or bodily fluids

    "secrete digestive juices"; "release a hormone into the blood stream"

  19. free, release(verb)

    make (information) available for publication

    "release the list with the names of the prisoners"

  20. 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"

  21. release, free, liberate(verb)

    release (gas or energy) as a result of a chemical reaction or physical decomposition

  22. unblock, unfreeze, free, release(verb)

    make (assets) available

    "release the holdings in the dictator's bank account"

Wiktionary

  1. release(Noun)

    The distribution of an initial or new and upgraded version of a computer software product; the distribution can be both public or private.

    Etymology: From relaisser (variant of relascher).

  2. release(Noun)

    Anything recently released or made available (as for sale).

    The video store advertised that it had all the latest "releases".

    Etymology: From relaisser (variant of relascher).

  3. release(Noun)

    That which is released, untied or let go.

    They marked the occasion with a release of butterflies.

    Etymology: From relaisser (variant of relascher).

  4. release(Verb)

    To lease again; to grant a new lease of; to let back.

    Etymology: From relaisser (variant of relascher).

  5. release(Verb)

    To let go (of); to cease to hold or contain.

    He released his grasp on the lever.

    Etymology: From relaisser (variant of relascher).

  6. release(Verb)

    To make available to the public.

    They released the new product later than intended.

    Etymology: From relaisser (variant of relascher).

  7. release(Verb)

    To free or liberate; to set free.

    He was released after two years in prison.

    Etymology: From relaisser (variant of relascher).

  8. release(Verb)

    To discharge.

    They released thousands of gallons of water into the river each month.

    Etymology: From relaisser (variant of relascher).

  9. release(Verb)

    To hang up.

    If you continue to use abusive language, I will need to release the call.

    Etymology: From relaisser (variant of relascher).

  10. release(Verb)

    To set up; to provide with a goal-scoring opportunity

    Etymology: From relaisser (variant of relascher).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Release(verb)

    to lease again; to grant a new lease of; to let back

    Etymology: [Pref. re + lease to let.]

  2. Release(noun)

    to let loose again; to set free from restraint, confinement, or servitude; to give liberty to, or to set at liberty; to let go

    Etymology: [Pref. re + lease to let.]

  3. Release(noun)

    to relieve from something that confines, burdens, or oppresses, as from pain, trouble, obligation, penalty

    Etymology: [Pref. re + lease to let.]

  4. Release(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [Pref. re + lease to let.]

  5. Release(noun)

    to loosen; to relax; to remove the obligation of; as, to release an ordinance

    Etymology: [Pref. re + lease to let.]

  6. Release(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [Pref. re + lease to let.]

  7. Release(noun)

    relief from care, pain, or any burden

    Etymology: [Pref. re + lease to let.]

  8. Release(noun)

    discharge from obligation or responsibility, as from debt, penalty, or claim of any kind; acquittance

    Etymology: [Pref. re + lease to let.]

  9. Release(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [Pref. re + lease to let.]

  10. Release(noun)

    the act of opening the exhaust port to allow the steam to escape

    Etymology: [Pref. re + lease to let.]

Freebase

  1. Release

    Release is a composition by Pearl Jam.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Release

    rē-lēs′, v.t. to grant a new lease of.—ns. Releasēē′, Relessēē′, the one to whom a release is granted; Releas′or, Reless′or, one who grants a release.

  2. Release

    rē-lēs′, v.t. to let loose from: to set free: to discharge from: to relieve: to let go, give up a right to.—n. a setting free: discharge or acquittance: the giving up of a claim: liberation from pain.—adj. Releas′able.—ns. Release′ment (Milt.), act of releasing or discharging; Releas′er, -or, Reless′or, one who executes a release. [O. Fr. relaissier—L. laxāre, to relax.]

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. release

    In air armament, the intentional separation of a free-fall aircraft store, from its suspension equipment, for purposes of employment of the store.

Editors Contribution

  1. release

    To create a movement of energy.

    They did release the water from the reservoir to ensure the water flow was balanced.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 9, 2020  
  2. release

    To create a movement.

    The release of money from government accounts to the citizens was authorized and payments processed efficiently.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 30, 2020  
  3. release

    To express a creative feeling, understanding or knowledge.

    They did express how their wedding day was an expression of their love, unity and morality.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 1, 2020  
  4. release

    To liberate an animal or human being.

    The elephant's were released into the forest park and we were so delighted.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 2, 2020  
  5. release

    To share information or fact.

    They both did release the information from their wedding but not for quite a while as they valued their privacy.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 19, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Release' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2155

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Release' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2588

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Release' in Nouns Frequency: #882

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Release' in Verbs Frequency: #271

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How to say Release in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Release in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Release in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Release in a Sentence

  1. Mickey Mehta:

    Relax, nothing is in your control, as the collective destiny unfolds. Release all handles and flow with ease, let stress and tensions neutralize, MickeyMize. Share this for order, balance and harmony.

  2. Read MoreShe:

    So I used to teach contract law. And I thought I would make this easy. I wrote up a release and covenant not to sue. And all that Mayor Bloomberg has to do is download it. I'll text it, sign it. And then the women, or men, will be free to speak and tell their own stories.

  3. Afram Yakoub:

    Some have health issues, so we believe they released them because of health issues and because they are old, the release is a small sign of hope. It gives us some hope that some day those remaining will be released.

  4. Donald Trump:

    I do, I have plansto declassify and release. I have plans to absolutely release, i have some very talented people working for me, lawyers, and they really didnt want me to do it early on. ... A lot of people wanted me to do it a long time ago. Im glad I didnt do it.We got a great result without having to do it, but we will. One of the reasons that my lawyers didnt want me to do it, is they said, if I do it, theyll call it a form of obstruction.

  5. State Mike Pompeo:

    Reports that COVID-19 has spread to Iranian prisons are deeply troubling and demand nothing less than the full and immediate release of all American citizens, their detention amid increasingly deteriorating conditions defies basic human decency.

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Translations for Release

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  • verlos, los, publiseerAfrikaans
  • أطلق سراح, حرر, إطلاق سراحArabic
  • handelvBreton
  • alliberament, alliberat, publicar, alliberar, llançar, amollar, versió, estrena, estrenarCatalan, Valencian
  • vydání, uvolnitCzech
  • rhyddhau, gollwngWelsh
  • udgave, versionDanish
  • loslassen, freisetzen, Veröffentlichung, Version, freilassen, Freisetzung, veröffentlichenGerman
  • ελευθέρωση, απελευθέρωση, έκδοσηGreek
  • versión, liberar, descargado, lanzamiento, soltar, soltado, lanzarSpanish
  • رها کردنPersian
  • julkistaa, vapauttaa, uutuus, päästää, julkaisu, irrottaaFinnish
  • lâcher, libérer, version, sortirFrench
  • ligean, scaoil, scaoil amach, scaoil deIrish
  • שחרר, כותר, הוציא לאור, גרסה, הוציא לשוקHebrew
  • elengedHungarian
  • ազատել, արձակել, բաց թողնել, թողարկելArmenian
  • liberare, rilasciare, versioneItalian
  • リリース, 解放する, 放すJapanese
  • 석방하다Korean
  • به‌ربوون, به‌ردانKurdish
  • vrijlaten, loslatenDutch
  • wydanie, uwolnienie, nowość, wersja, wyzwoleniePolish
  • liberar, lançar, lançamento, soltar, versãoPortuguese
  • отпускать, релизRussian
  • frisläppande, släppa, frigöring, ge ut, frige, lössläppaSwedish
  • విడుదల, అనుమతి, విడుదలైనTelugu
  • bırakmak, tahliye etmekTurkish
  • phát hành, xả, phiên bản, thả, giải phóngVietnamese
  • 发布Chinese

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