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.

  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).

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.]

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 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. Claude Arnold:

    Defenders of sanctuary policies say they protect immigrants from deportation and reduce illegal immigrants ’ fear of cops. But critics, including Homeland Security Department officials say releasing illegal immigrant criminals inside the U.S. is dangerous. Claude Arnold, a retired U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement special agent in charge of Homeland Security Investigations, said sanctuary advocates claim immigration enforcement is the exclusive responsibility of the federal government, however enacting laws like the California Trust Act, which dictates how the federal government can enforce the law, contradicts those claims and can be devastating consequences. The murder of 32-year-old Kathlene Steinle’s in June 2015 by Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, an illegal immigrant from Mexico, is a prime example, Claude Arnold said. Steinle was shot dead while strolling on San Francisco’s Embarcadero with her father. The alleged shooter, a felon and five-time deportee, has pleaded not guilty to murder charges, claiming the shooting was an accident. Those responsible for releasing him not long before the shooting despite a federal request to detain him for deportation should also have consequences, Claude Arnold said. When sanctuary jurisdictions like San Francisco County release criminals that officials know are in the U.S. illegally, and those criminals commit heinous crimes, those responsible should be federally prosecuted.

  2. Lee Zeldin:

    Andrew Cuomo must resign or be impeached. Cuomo institutionalized widespread abuse within his administration and tried to silence his many victims, which enabled him to continue openly preying on those around him. Over the last few months, Cuomo has continued his attempts to undermine the investigations into his wrongdoing and those carrying them out, and I have no doubt he will continue to do so following the release of the report.

  3. Nagendra Singh:

    Aim SarkariExam is one solution for all your question related to government jobs like notification of new vacancy, exam date, release date of admit card, answer key, result. For candidate’s easy reference we have provided a list of all government exams, so that you can get complete detail about that specific exam in one click.

  4. Cindi Duchow:

    Our current bail system is not properly balancing public safety and the presumption of innocence, we should empower judges and court commissioners to set common-sense, constitutional parameters for pre-trial release.

  5. Sandra Cordero:

    We are urging the public and lawmakers to really pressure ICE to release these families as quickly as possible because they've already been through such a traumatic experience, it really speaks to where they've been, what they've gone through and their desire to reunify their families -- to make their families whole again -- that they're putting themselves in this position.

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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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