Definition of Release

1. Noun. Merchandise issued for sale or public showing (especially a record or film). "A new release from the London Symphony Orchestra"

Generic synonyms: Merchandise, Product, Ware

2. Verb. Release, as from one's grip. "Relinquish your grip on the rope--you won't fall"

3. Noun. The act of liberating someone or something.

4. Verb. Grant freedom to; free from confinement. "They want to release the prisoners "
Exact synonyms: Free, Liberate, Loose, Unloose, Unloosen
Specialized synonyms: Unspell, Unchain, Bail, Run, Bail Out, Parole
Antonyms: Confine
Derivative terms: Free, Freeing, Liberation, Liberator, Liberty

5. Noun. A process that liberates or discharges something. ; "The release of iodine from the thyroid gland"
Specialized synonyms: Emission
Generic synonyms: Action, Activity, Natural Action, Natural Process

6. Verb. Let (something) fall or spill from a container. "Turn the flour onto a plate"
Exact synonyms: Turn
Generic synonyms: Channel, Channelise, Channelize, Transfer, Transmit, Transport
Specialized synonyms: Deflate, Throw

7. Noun. An announcement distributed to members of the press in order to supplement or replace an oral presentation.
Exact synonyms: Handout, Press Release
Generic synonyms: Announcement, Promulgation

8. Verb. Prepare and issue for public distribution or sale. "Sam and Sue release the movie "; "Publish a magazine or newspaper"
Exact synonyms: Bring Out, Issue, Publish, Put Out
Generic synonyms: Air, Bare, Publicise, Publicize
Specialized synonyms: Edit
Derivative terms: Issue, Issue, Issuer, Publication, Publication, Publication, Publisher, Publisher, Publisher, Publishing

9. Noun. The termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart).

10. Verb. Eliminate (a substance). "The plant releases a gas"

11. Noun. Euphemistic expressions for death. "Thousands mourned his passing"
Exact synonyms: Departure, Exit, Expiration, Going, Loss, Passing
Language type: Euphemism
Generic synonyms: Death, Decease, Expiry
Derivative terms: Depart, Depart, Depart, Exit, Expire, Go, Pass

12. Verb. Generate and separate from cells or bodily fluids. "Release a hormone into the blood stream"
Exact synonyms: Secrete
Generic synonyms: Exudate, Exude, Ooze, Ooze Out, Transude
Specialized synonyms: Water
Derivative terms: Secretion, Secretor

13. Noun. A legal document evidencing the discharge of a debt or obligation.
Exact synonyms: Acquittance
Generic synonyms: Instrument, Legal Document, Legal Instrument, Official Document
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law

14. Verb. Make (information) available for publication. "Release the list with the names of the prisoners"
Exact synonyms: Free
Generic synonyms: Issue, Supply
Specialized synonyms: Declassify

15. Noun. A device that when pressed will release part of a mechanism.
Exact synonyms: Button
Generic synonyms: Device

16. Verb. Part with a possession or right. "Resign a claim to the throne"
Exact synonyms: Free, Give Up, Relinquish, Resign
Generic synonyms: Give, Hand, Pass, Pass On, Reach, Turn Over
Specialized synonyms: Derequisition, Give, Sacrifice
Derivative terms: Relinquishing, Relinquishment

17. Noun. Activity that frees or expresses creative energy or emotion. "He gave vent to his anger"
Exact synonyms: Outlet, Vent
Generic synonyms: Activity
Derivative terms: Vent

18. Verb. Release (gas or energy) as a result of a chemical reaction or physical decomposition.
Exact synonyms: Free, Liberate
Category relationships: Chemical Science, Chemistry
Generic synonyms: Bring Forth, Generate

19. Noun. The act of allowing a fluid to escape.
Exact synonyms: Spill, Spillage
Generic synonyms: Flow, Stream
Derivative terms: Spill, Spill, Spill, Spill

20. Verb. Make (assets) available. "Release the holdings in the dictator's bank account"
Exact synonyms: Free, Unblock, Unfreeze
Generic synonyms: Issue, Supply
Antonyms: Block, Freeze

21. Noun. A formal written statement of relinquishment.
Exact synonyms: Discharge, Waiver
Generic synonyms: Relinquishing, Relinquishment
Specialized synonyms: Exemption, Granting Immunity, Immunity
Derivative terms: Discharge, Waive, Waive

22. Noun. (music) the act or manner of terminating a musical phrase or tone.
Exact synonyms: Tone Ending
Generic synonyms: Conclusion, Ending, Termination
Category relationships: Music
Specialized synonyms: Explosion, Plosion

Definition of Release

1. v. t. To lease again; to grant a new lease of; to let back.

2. v. t. To let loose again; to set free from restraint, confinement, or servitude; to give liberty to, or to set at liberty; to let go.

3. n. 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.

4. n. A device adapted to hold or release a device or mechanism as required;

Definition of Release

1. Noun. (software) The distribution of an initial or new and upgraded version of a computer software product; the distribution can be both public or private. ¹

2. Noun. Anything recently released or made available (as for sale). ¹

3. Noun. That which is released, untied or let go. ¹

4. Verb. To lease again; to grant a new lease of; to let back. ¹

5. Verb. To let go (of); to cease to hold or contain. ¹

6. Verb. To make available to the public. ¹

7. Verb. To free or liberate; to set free. ¹

8. Verb. To discharge. ¹

9. Verb. (telephone) (qualifier of a call) To hang up. ¹

10. Verb. (soccer) To set up; to provide with a goal-scoring opportunity ¹

¹ Source:

Definition of Release

1. to set free [v -LEASED, -LEASING, -LEASES]

Medical Definition of Release

1. Abscission agent for loosening citrus fruit before harvesting Synonym: 5-chloro-3-methyl-4-nitro-1h-pyrazole (26 Jun 1999)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Release

release (current term)
release candidate
release candidates
release factor
release notes
release phenomenon
release version
released substance

Literary usage of Release

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (1903)
"(9, 10) :d that hormone release from the neu- physis and adrenal medulla is ... Duncan's new multiple range test was used for comparing the mean release of ..."

2. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1922)
"The conversation carried on relative to the "company release" was by writing, the only way by which the deaf mute could communicate except by the use of ..."

3. Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books by William Blackstone, George Sharswood, Barron Field (1875)
"272, ЯЗ. first lessee enters, a release to the pel-son in remainder for years u> good to enlarge his estate. Mr. Hargrave's note 3 to Co. Litt. 270, a. ..."

4. Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books by William Blackstone, George Sharswood, Barron Field (1908)
"An estate at will is sufficient to found a release upon, (Litt. а. ... 49 If one joint-tenant assign to the other, it operates as a release, and must be so ..."

5. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1885)
"1868, la not In conflict with that provision of the State Constitution which forbids, for anv purpose whatever, a release of the Hen held by the State upon ..."

6. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1904)
"The release is "of «11 claims of every kind and character whatsoever," arising, ... They add nothing else whatever to the meaning of the release. ..."

7. The Law-dictionary, Explaining the Rise, Progress, and Present State of the Thomas Edlyne Tomlins, Thomas Colpitts Granger by Thomas Edlyne Tomlins, Thomas Colpitts Granger (1835)
"See release I. For further information as to the principles in which this form ... When an estate is conveyed by lease and release, in the lease for a year ..."

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