Definitions for relief

Definitions for (noun) relief

Main entry: easement, easing, relief, alleviation

Definition: the act of reducing something unpleasant (as pain or annoyance)

Usage: he asked the nurse for relief from the constant pain

Main entry: relief

Definition: the act of freeing a city or town that has been besieged

Usage: he asked for troops for the relief of Atlanta

Main entry: relief

Definition: aid for the aged or indigent or handicapped

Usage: he has been on relief for many years

Main entry: succor, succour, ministration, relief

Definition: assistance in time of difficulty

Usage: the contributions provided some relief for the victims

Main entry: relief, relievo, rilievo, embossment, sculptural relief

Definition: sculpture consisting of shapes carved on a surface so as to stand out from the surrounding background

Main entry: easing, moderation, relief

Definition: a change for the better

Main entry: alleviation, assuagement, relief

Definition: the feeling that comes when something burdensome is removed or reduced

Usage: as he heard the news he was suddenly flooded with relief

Main entry: stand-in, substitute, relief, reliever, backup, backup man, fill-in

Definition: someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult)

Usage: the star had a stand-in for dangerous scenes; we need extra employees for summer fill-ins

Main entry: relief

Definition: (law) redress awarded by a court

Usage: was the relief supposed to be protection from future harm or compensation for past injury?

Main entry: ease, relief

Definition: the condition of being comfortable or relieved (especially after being relieved of distress)

Usage: he enjoyed his relief from responsibility; getting it off his conscience gave him some ease

Main entry: respite, rest, rest period, relief

Definition: a pause for relaxation

Usage: people actually accomplish more when they take time for short rests

Visual thesaurus for relief