release

release
release [ri lēs′]
vt.
released, releasing [ME relesen < OFr relaisser < L relaxare: see RELAX]
1. to set free, as from confinement, duty, work, etc.
2. to let go or let loose [to release an arrow]
3. to grant freedom from a tax, penalty, obligation, etc.
4. to set free from pain, cares, etc.; relieve
5. to permit to be issued, shown, published, broadcast, etc.; put into circulation
6. Law to give up or surrender to someone else (a claim, right, etc.)
n.
1. a setting free or being set free; deliverance; liberation
2. a freeing or being freed from a tax, obligation, etc.
3.
a) a relief from pain, cares, etc.
b) relief from emotional tension through a spontaneous, uninhibited expression of an emotion
4. a document authorizing release, as from an obligation, from prison, etc.
5. the act of letting loose something caught, held in position, etc.
6. a device to release a catch, etc., as for starting or stopping a machine
7.
a) the act of releasing a book, film, news story, etc. to the public
b) the book, film, news story, etc. released
8. Music
a) the act or method of ending a tone
b) the third group of eight measures in a common form of 32-bar chorus, as in a popular tune, which supplies a bridge between repetitions of the melody
9. Law
a) a giving up or surrender to someone else, as of a claim or right
b) the document by which this is done; quitclaim
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