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Definitions of RELIEF
- 2006 - WordNet 3.0
- 2011 - English Dictionary Database
- 2010 - New Age Dictionary Database
- 1913 - Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
- 1919 - The Winston Simplified Dictionary
- 1920 - A practical medical dictionary.
- 1899 - The american dictionary of the english language.
- 1919 - The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language
- 1914 - Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language
- 1871 - The Cabinet Dictionary of the English Language
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By Noah Webster.
Removal in whole or in part of pain, grief, want, etc.; the feeling caused by such removal; that which removes or lessens pain, grief, etc.; release from some post of duty; help given to the poor; fresh supplies of men, animals, food, etc., especially fresh troops, coming to take the place of those tired out or used up; the elevation of a sculptured design from a plane surface; as, the figures carved in relief on old furniture; in painting and drawing, the effect of standing out from the surface given to objects in the picture by shadows, etc.; in physical geography, the elevations and depressions of land surface.
By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer
By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
By Daniel Lyons
By James Champlin Fernald
By Nuttall, P.Austin.
n. Removal of pain, distress, or other evil; a temporary abatement; partial alleviation; also, a complete and final delivery;- that which abates or removes evil; remedy;â€”succour; support dismissal of a sentry, picket, or guard from their post; â€” also, the sentry or soldiers which relieve them and take their place; â€”in sculpture, prominence of a figure above or beyond the ground or plane on which it is formed;â€” in law, remedy; redress; indemnification;â€”in feudal law, a fine or composition paid by a tenant to the new lord of the manor for permission to hold and renew the lease.
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