Definitions for release

Definitions for (noun) release

Main entry: release, liberation, freeing

Definition: the act of liberating someone or something

Main entry: release, tone ending

Definition: (music) the act or manner of terminating a musical phrase or tone

Main entry: release, discharge, waiver

Definition: a formal written statement of relinquishment

Main entry: discharge, dismissal, dismission, release, sack, sacking, firing, liberation

Definition: the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart)

Main entry: spill, spillage, release

Definition: the act of allowing a fluid to escape

Main entry: release, outlet, vent

Definition: activity that frees or expresses creative energy or emotion

Usage: she had no other outlet for her feelings; he gave vent to his anger

Main entry: release

Definition: merchandise issued for sale or public showing (especially a record or film)

Usage: a new release from the London Symphony Orchestra

Main entry: release, button

Definition: a device that when pressed will release part of a mechanism

Main entry: acquittance, release

Definition: a legal document evidencing the discharge of a debt or obligation

Main entry: handout, press release, release

Definition: an announcement distributed to members of the press in order to supplement or replace an oral presentation

Main entry: loss, exit, expiration, going, passing, release, departure

Definition: euphemistic expressions for death

Usage: thousands mourned his passing

Main entry: release

Definition: a process that liberates or discharges something

Usage: there was a sudden release of oxygen; the release of iodine from the thyroid gland

Definitions for (verb) release

Main entry: secrete, release

Definition: generate and separate from cells or bodily fluids

Usage: secrete digestive juices; release a hormone into the blood stream

Main entry: exhaust, expel, eject, discharge, release

Definition: eliminate (a substance)

Usage: combustion products are exhausted in the engine; the plant releases a gas

Main entry: free, release, unblock, unfreeze

Definition: make (assets) available

Usage: release the holdings in the dictator's bank account

Main entry: release, publish, put out, bring out, issue

Definition: prepare and issue for public distribution or sale

Usage: publish a magazine or newspaper

Main entry: release, turn

Definition: let (something) fall or spill from a container

Usage: turn the flour onto a plate

Main entry: let go, let go of, release, relinquish

Definition: release, as from one's grip

Usage: Let go of the door handle, please!; relinquish your grip on the rope--you won't fall

Main entry: free, release, liberate

Definition: release (gas or energy) as a result of a chemical reaction or physical decomposition

Main entry: give up, free, release, relinquish, resign

Definition: part with a possession or right

Usage: I am relinquishing my bedroom to the long-term house guest; resign a claim to the throne

Main entry: release, liberate, loose, free, unloose, unloosen

Definition: grant freedom to; free from confinement

Main entry: free, release

Definition: make (information) available for publication

Usage: release the list with the names of the prisoners

Visual thesaurus for release