What does release mean?

Definitions for release
rɪˈlisre·lease

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage 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.

  2. releasenoun

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

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

  3. releasenoun

    That which is released, untied or let go.

    They marked the occasion with a release of butterflies.

  4. releaseverb

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

  5. releaseverb

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

    He released his grasp on the lever.

  6. releaseverb

    To make available to the public.

    They released the new product later than intended.

  7. releaseverb

    To free or liberate; to set free.

    He was released after two years in prison.

  8. releaseverb

    To discharge.

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

  9. releaseverb

    To hang up.

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

  10. releaseverb

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

  11. Etymology: From relaisser (variant of relascher).

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Releasenoun

    Etymology: relasche, Fr. from the verb.

    O fatal search! in which the lab’ring mind,
    Still press’d with weight of woe, still hopes to find
    A shadow of delight, a dream of peace,
    From years of pain, one moment of release. Matthew Prior.

    The king made a great feast, and made a release to the provinces, and gave gifts. Esth. ii. 18.

    The king would not have one penny abated, of what had been granted by parliament; because it might encourage other countries to pray the like release or mitigation. Francis Bacon.

  2. To Releaseverb

    Etymology: relascher,relaxer, Fr.

    Pilate said, whom will ye that I release unto you? Mat.

    You releas’d his courage, and set free
    A valour fatal to the enemy. Dryden.

    Why should a reasonable man put it into the power of fortune to make him miserable, when his ancestors have taken care to release him from her? Dryden.

    Too secure, because from death releas’d some days. John Milton.

    He had been base, had he releas’d his right,
    For such an empire none but kings should fight. Dryden.

    It may not seem hard, if in cases of necessity certain profitable ordinances sometimes be released, rather than all men always strictly bound to the general rigor thereof. Richard Hooker.

Wikipedia

  1. Release

    Release is a song by Canadian rock band The Tea Party. It was released as a charity single in Canada and a promotional single in the USA. The music video was shot in Paris and Toronto. "Release" is a standard three-piece rock composition and with keyboard accompaniment, written after Jeff Martin watched a BBC report about the state of women's rights worldwide, the song intended as an apology to women. After the release of Transmission the band continued the sentiment by releasing a charity single to assist the White Ribbon Campaign.

ChatGPT

  1. release

    Release refers to the act of allowing something to move, act, or flow freely. It can also mean to set free from confinement, restraint, or bondage, or to make something available to the public. Additionally, it can refer to the act of liberating or eliminating something, such as emotions, energy, or substances.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Releaseverb

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

  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

  3. Releasenoun

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

  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

  5. Releasenoun

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

  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

  7. Releasenoun

    relief from care, pain, or any burden

  8. Releasenoun

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

  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

  10. Releasenoun

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

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

Wikidata

  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 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  


  2. 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  


  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 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  


  5. 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  

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. Oxitec CEO Hadyn Parry:

    The color marker is absolutely essential, and that's because you want to know how many males you need to release in a town. By looking at the red color in the larvae, you can see how you're doing in controlling the population, which areas need more males, which areas need less males.

  2. Carl Mueller:

    We were in communications with them, unlike the other families, but how do you raise $6.2 million? It pretty much made it impossible. We feel they really did want to release Kayla.

  3. Pakistani Christian:

    I understand the pressure from other countries for Asia’s release could help, but I have no idea what the government thinks about the pressure and whether it will make any difference.

  4. Abdullah Alaoudh:

    There are far too many people in Saudi detention who don’t have the benefit of US citizenship to draw attention to their cases. Almadi was wrongfully detained, reportedly tortured, and released only after tireless campaigning by his son and international pressure, almadi’s release shows that strategic pressure works, and US officials should continue to press for release of prisoners and lifting of travel bans.

  5. The Academy:

    For over a century, movies have played an important role in comforting, inspiring, and entertaining us during the darkest of times. They certainly have this year. Our hope, in extending the eligibility period and our Awards date, is to provide the flexibility filmmakers need to finish and release their films without being penalized for something beyond anyone's control.

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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
  • utgivelseNorwegian
  • 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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