verb (used with object), re·leased, re·leas·ing.
- 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
Definition for release (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), re-leased, re-leas·ing.
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH re-leasere-lease , release
Example sentences from the Web for release
Because the NTSB appointed Boeing as a technical adviser for the investigation, they say, the company is also bound by the protocols limiting the release of documents.The Boeing 737 MAX Is Cleared to Fly. Families of People Who Died on the Planes Wait for Answers.|by Alec MacGillis|November 19, 2020|ProPublica
That is unlikely to be recouped with a scattershot theatrical release and some new HBO Max subscribers.‘Wonder Woman 1984’ will arrive in theaters and on HBO Max on Christmas, defying industry convention|Steven Zeitchik|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
The settlement with the school does not include a release for Philbert.University of Michigan reaches settlement with women who reported sexual harassment by former provost|Susan Svrluga|November 18, 2020|Washington Post
Just note that it’s missing a ton of typical features and you shouldn’t expect to use it for any real work until the official release early next year.Apple’s M1 chip makes the new MacBook Air shockingly good|Stan Horaczek|November 18, 2020|Popular Science
The latest data release shows Illinois public schools reported having secluded and restrained students at least 23,530 times during the 2017-18 school year, up from 17,403 two years earlier.New Data Shows the Use of Seclusion and Restraint Increased in Illinois Schools During the 2017–18 School Year|by Jennifer Smith Richards, Chicago Tribune, and Jodi S. Cohen, ProPublica|November 17, 2020|ProPublica
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.
Oh, and the first press image they released was a pair of black dudes in tracksuits as a troll of sorts to NME.The 14 Best Songs of 2014: Bobby Shmurda, Future Islands, Drake, and More|Marlow Stern|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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