- 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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How to use release in a sentence
These are the same hormones that are released when women are breastfeeding.
Another rumor that has existed since before The Empire Strikes Back was released.Juiciest ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Rumors (and Some Debunked Ones)|Rich Goldstein|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
I meet Otis J. the night he arrives at “The Castle,” a West Harlem halfway house for newly-released convicts.His First Day Out Of Jail After 40 Years: Adjusting To Life Outside|Justin Rohrlich|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Eventually Morrow was released with no money, vehicle, or phone.
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About this time the famous Philippine painter, Juan Luna (vide p. 195), was released after six monthsʼ imprisonment as a suspect.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
John Wilkes released from the tower by the memorable sentence of chief justice Pratt.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
He was released soon after Christmas, and another Vicar filleth his place.Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham|Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
Gently he pushed her from him, released his hold; the little face slipped from his shoulder as though it sank into the sea.The Wave|Algernon Blackwood
The pedal was thrown back by a spring on being released from the pressure of the foot.The Recent Revolution in Organ Building|George Laing Miller
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