- the surrender of a right or the like to another.
- a document embodying such a surrender.
- a control mechanism for starting or stopping a machine, especially by removing some restrictive apparatus.
- the opening of an exhaust port or valve at or near the working stroke of an engine so that the working fluid can be exhausted on the return stroke.
- the point in the stroke of an engine at which the exhaust port or valve is opened.
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WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH releasere-lease, release
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WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH re-leasere-lease , release
What is a basic definition of release?
Release means to free from imprisonment or confinement, to free from anything that is acting as a constraint, or to allow something to be out in the open. The word release has many other senses as a verb and a noun.
- Real-life examples: A person is released from prison once they complete their sentence. For the most part, a person is released from debt if they declare bankruptcy. Parents often force children to release wild animals back to wherever they came from.
- Used in a sentence: Whenever I go fishing, I always release the fish back into the water after catching them.
Release is also used in this same sense as a noun.
- Used in a sentence: The king paid for the release of his son from the enemy.
Release is also used figuratively to mean to free anything from any kind of restraint.
- Used in a sentence: I released the rope and let it fall down into the hole.
Release can also mean to allow something to be freely distributed or sold to the public.
- Real-life examples: Authors release new books. Musicians release new albums. The government sometimes releases information to the press. Researchers release the results of tests or studies to the public.
- Used in a sentence: Stephen King just released a new book that I really want to read.
Release is used in this same sense as a noun.
- Used in a sentence: People lined up to buy Beyoncé’s newest release.
Where does release come from?
The first records of release come from the early 1300s. It ultimately comes from the Latin verb relaxāre, meaning “to loosen, stretch out.” The English word relax shares this origin.
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What are some other forms related to release?
- releaser (noun)
- releasability (noun)
- releasable (adjective)
- nonrelease (noun)
- unreleasable (adjective)
What are some synonyms for release?
What are some words that share a root or word element with release?
What are some words that often get used in discussing release?
What are some words release may be commonly confused with?
How is release used in real life?
Release is a common word that most often means to free something or to make something available to the public.
I'm so emotional right now. My dad is being released from jail!!! He's been there since I was 5 😭
— Matthew Lush (@MatthewLush) June 12, 2015
My daughter and I rescued and released a bird that was stuck in our basement. So now when I hear the meadowlarks sing I will assume that it is a ballad about our kindness and heroism.
— Ben Fowlkes (@benfowlkesMMA) September 12, 2020
Migos just released a new album with 24 songs that sound like the previous 250 songs they have made.
— Piques (@piques15) January 26, 2018
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If a prisoner is released from jail, it means they aren’t locked up anymore and are free to leave.
How to use release in a sentence
After being told of Cline’s past, and recent release from prison, a Montgomery County detective drove to the apartment building where Cline lived.
The organization joined with two others, CommunicationFIRST and Autistic Self Advocacy Network, to issue a news release on the day Sia agreed to remove the scenes from the film.
Unlike more than two dozen other states, Maryland bars the release of such records — another way in which advocates say police are shielded from accountability.The first state to pass a law protecting police accused of misconduct may also be the first to repeal it.|Ovetta Wiggins|February 9, 2021|Washington Post
Oakland Airport said in a news release that it is the first airport in the country to get testing vending machines.For $149, this Oakland Airport vending machine dispenses covid tests|Rachel Lerman|February 5, 2021|Washington Post
His debut album, Right Now, is one of the most impressive releases I’ve added to my collection and you should do the same.Soulection’s Joe Kay Presents ‘A Beginner’s Guide To Future Sounds’|Brande Victorian|February 5, 2021|Essence.com
Rashad was there to celebrate the release of the Civil Rights drama Selma.
The United States government might not release that information for years, if ever.
On his eighth try, more than three decades after he went in, the parole board finally voted to release Sam.
The “nature of the crime” was too serious to release him, they said.
And so, he says he left prison without proper ID, just his release papers and the “dress-out gear” he was given by the state.
He has secured the release of certain Spanish prisoners, and is building two ships.
He had no rest until the seals were fixed to parchment, and the warrant of his release appeared in public print.
The strenuous efforts made by the Spaniards to secure their release are fully referred to in Chap.
The whole party was captured by the insurgents, who were afterwards ordered to release them all.
Now at the feast the governor was wont to release unto the multitude one prisoner, whom they would.His Last Week|William E. Barton
British Dictionary definitions for release
- the opening of the exhaust valve of a steam engine near the end of the piston stroke
- the moment at which this valve opens