Definitions of release

  1. To lease again; to grant a new lease of; to let back.
  2. To set free; as, to release a man from prison; free from obligation or penalty; deliver from pain, trouble, etc.
  3. To let loose from: to set free: to discharge from: to relieve: to let go, as a claim: to give up a right to.
  4. To set free; discharge; give up.
  5. To set free; liberate.
  6. To relinquish, as a right or claim.
  7. To lease again.
  8. prepare and issue for public distribution or sale; " publish a magazine or newspaper"
  9. part with a possession or right; " I am relinquishing my bedroom to the long- term house guest"; " resign a claim to the throne"
  10. To set free from restraint; to free from pain, care, trouble, grief, & c.; to free from obligation or claim.
  11. To set free from restraint of any kind; to let go; to free from obligation or penalty.
  12. the termination of someone's employment ( leaving them free to depart)
  13. an announcement distributed to members of the press in order to supplement or replace an oral presentation
  14. ( music) the act or manner of terminating a musical phrase or tone
  15. the act of allowing a fluid to escape
  16. merchandise issued for sale or public showing ( especially a record or film); " a new release from the London Symphony Orchestra"
  17. a process that liberates or discharges something; " there was a sudden release of oxygen"; " the release of iodine from the thyroid gland"
  18. generate and separate from cells or bodily fluids; " secrete digestive juices"; " release a hormone into the blood stream"
  19. make ( assets) available; " release the holdings in the dictator's bank account"
  20. let ( something) fall or spill a container; " turn the flour onto a plate"
  21. release, as from one's grip; " Let go of the door handle, please!"; " relinquish your grip on the rope-- you won't fall"
  22. make ( information) available publication; " release the list with the names of the prisoners"
  23. A device adapted to hold or release a device or mechanism as required;
  24. A catch on a motor- starting rheostat, which automatically releases the rheostat arm and so stops the motor in case of a break in the field circuit; also, the catch on an electromagnetic circuit breaker for a motor, which acts in case of an overload.
  25. The act or manner of ending a sound.
  26. In the block- signaling system, a printed card conveying information and instructions to be used at intermediate sidings without telegraphic stations.
  27. To let loose again; to set free from restraint, confinement, or servitude; to give liberty to, or to set at liberty; to let go.
  28. 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.
  29. To loosen; to relax; to remove the obligation of; as, to release an ordinance.
  30. 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.
  31. Relief from care, pain, or any burden.
  32. Discharge from obligation or responsibility, as from debt, penalty, or claim of any kind; acquittance.
  33. 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.
  34. The act of opening the exhaust port to allow the steam to escape.
  35. The act of setting free; state of being set free; deliverance from pain, anxiety, distress, etc.; a freeing from an obligation or penalty; as, release from debt.
  36. A setting free: discharge or acquittance: the giving up of a right or claim.
  37. The act of releasing; discharge; relinquishment.
  38. Liberation from restraint, pain, & c.; discharge from an obligation. Deed of release, a conveyance of a man's right in lands or tenements to another who has some estate in possession; a quitclaim. See Relax.
  39. A setting free from any claim, obligation, or restraint; acquittance.