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. releasenoun

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

    "a new release from the London Symphony Orchestra"

  2. liberation, release, freeingnoun

    the act of liberating someone or something

  3. releasenoun

    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, releasenoun

    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, sackingnoun

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

  6. passing, loss, departure, exit, expiration, going, releasenoun

    euphemistic expressions for death

    "thousands mourned his passing"

  7. acquittance, releasenoun

    a legal document evidencing the discharge of a debt or obligation

  8. release, buttonnoun

    a device that when pressed will release part of a mechanism

  9. release, outlet, ventnoun

    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, releasenoun

    the act of allowing a fluid to escape

  11. release, waiver, dischargenoun

    a formal written statement of relinquishment

  12. release, tone endingverb

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

  13. let go of, let go, release, relinquishverb

    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, looseverb

    grant freedom to; free from confinement

  15. turn, releaseverb

    let (something) fall or spill from a container

    "turn the flour onto a plate"

  16. publish, bring out, put out, issue, releaseverb

    prepare and issue for public distribution or sale

    "publish a magazine or newspaper"

  17. exhaust, discharge, expel, eject, releaseverb

    eliminate (a substance)

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

  18. secrete, releaseverb

    generate and separate from cells or bodily fluids

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

  19. free, releaseverb

    make (information) available for publication

    "release the list with the names of the prisoners"

  20. release, relinquish, resign, free, give upverb

    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, liberateverb

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

  22. unblock, unfreeze, free, releaseverb

    make (assets) available

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

Wiktionary

  1. releasenoun

    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. releasenoun

    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. releasenoun

    That which is released, untied or let go.

    They marked the occasion with a release of butterflies.

    Etymology: From relaisser (variant of relascher).

  4. releaseverb

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

    Etymology: From relaisser (variant of relascher).

  5. releaseverb

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

    He released his grasp on the lever.

    Etymology: From relaisser (variant of relascher).

  6. releaseverb

    To make available to the public.

    They released the new product later than intended.

    Etymology: From relaisser (variant of relascher).

  7. releaseverb

    To free or liberate; to set free.

    He was released after two years in prison.

    Etymology: From relaisser (variant of relascher).

  8. releaseverb

    To discharge.

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

    Etymology: From relaisser (variant of relascher).

  9. releaseverb

    To hang up.

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

    Etymology: From relaisser (variant of relascher).

  10. releaseverb

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

    Etymology: From relaisser (variant of relascher).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Releaseverb

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

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

  2. Releasenoun

    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. Releasenoun

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

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

  4. Releasenoun

    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. Releasenoun

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

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

  6. Releasenoun

    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. Releasenoun

    relief from care, pain, or any burden

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

  8. Releasenoun

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

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

  9. Releasenoun

    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. Releasenoun

    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 data, documentation, information or fact.

    The government release the documentation online for members of the public to view.

    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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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. Francis Cardinal George, OMI:

    We need to learn how to forgive or we cannot be missionaries anywhere. Only forgiveness from the heart can release us from our own hurts and misery and free us to share Christ’s gifts with others.

  2. Corey Lewandowski:

    Our immigration plan is very comprehensive. It's available to us and when we're ready to release that to the media, you'll get a copy, we'll do it on our time frame, not on the media's time frame.

  3. Edward Ryan:

    This case points out the frailties of eyewitness identification under the best of circumstances, it's unfortunate that he was identified in a press release as someone who was involved in this matter only to be vindicated hours later.

  4. President Jacob Zuma:

    I know and appreciate the anxiety of those who are affected. However, it would be inappropriate for me to just release the report without applying my mind.

  5. John Shier:

    If you are a customer of this company whose data has been stolen, they'll threaten to release your information or they'll also call other companies that are your partners.

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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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