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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 re·lease /rɪˈlis/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology

 釋放 核發 版

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·lease v. t. [imp. & p. p. Released p. pr. & vb. n. Releasing.]
 1. To let loose again; to set free from restraint, confinement, or servitude; to give liberty to, or to set at liberty; to let go.
    Now at that feast he released unto them one prisoner, whomsoever they desired.   --Mark xv. 6.
 2. To relieve from something that confines, burdens, or oppresses, as from pain, trouble, obligation, penalty.
 3. Law To let go, as a legal claim; to discharge or relinquish a right to, as lands or tenements, by conveying to another who has some right or estate in possession, as when the person in remainder releases his right to the tenant in possession; to quit.
 4. To loosen; to relax; to remove the obligation of; as, to release an ordinance. [Obs.]
    A sacred vow that none should aye release.   --Spenser.
 Syn: -- To free; liberate; loose; discharge; disengage; extricate; let go; quit; acquit.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·lease, n.
 1. 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. “Who boast'st release from hell.”
 2. Relief from care, pain, or any burden.
 3. Discharge from obligation or responsibility, as from debt, penalty, or claim of any kind; acquittance.
 4. Law A giving up or relinquishment of some right or claim; a conveyance of a man's right in lands or tenements to another who has some estate in possession; a quitclaim.
 5. Steam Engine The act of opening the exhaust port to allow the steam to escape.
 6. Mach. A device adapted to hold or release a device or mechanism as required; specif.: Elec. A catch on a motor-starting rheostat, which automatically releases the rheostat arm and so stops the motor in case of a break in the field circuit; also, the catch on an electromagnetic circuit breaker for a motor, which acts in case of an overload.
 7.  Phon. The act or manner of ending a sound.
 8.  Railroads In the block-signaling system, a printed card conveying information and instructions to be used at intermediate sidings without telegraphic stations.
 Lease and release. Law See under Lease.
 Out of release, without cessation. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
 Syn: -- Liberation; freedom; discharge. See Death.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: merchandise issued for sale or public showing (especially a
           record or film); "a new release from the London Symphony
      2: the act of liberating someone or something [syn: liberation,
      3: a process that liberates or discharges something; "there was
         a sudden release of oxygen"; "the release of iodine from
         the thyroid gland"
      4: an announcement distributed to members of the press in order
         to supplement or replace an oral presentation [syn: handout,
          press release]
      5: the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free
         to depart) [syn: dismissal, dismission, discharge, firing,
          liberation, sack, sacking]
      6: euphemistic expressions for death; "thousands mourned his
         passing" [syn: passing, loss, departure, exit, expiration,
      7: a legal document evidencing the discharge of a debt or
         obligation [syn: acquittance]
      8: activity that releases or expresses creative energy or
         emotion; "she had no other outlet for her feelings"; "he
         gave vent to his anger" [syn: outlet, vent]
      9: the act of allowing a fluid to escape [syn: spill, spillage]
      10: a formal written statement of relinquishment [syn: waiver,
      11: (music) the act or manner of terminating a musical phrase or
          tone [syn: tone ending]
      v 1: release, as from one's grip; "Let go of the door handle,
           please!"; "relinquish your grip on the rope--you won't
           fall" [syn: let go of, let go, relinquish] [ant: hold]
      2: grant freedom to; free from confinement [syn: free, liberate,
          unloose, unloosen, loose] [ant: confine]
      3: let (something) fall or spill a container; "turn the flour
         onto a plate" [syn: turn]
      4: eliminate (substances) from the body [syn: discharge, expel,
      5: prepare and issue for public distribution or sale; "publish
         a magazine or newspaper" [syn: publish, bring out, put
         out, issue]
      6: generate and separate from cells or bodily fluids; "secrete
         digestive juices"; "release a hormone into the blood
         stream" [syn: secrete]
      7: make (information) available publication; "release the list
         with the names of the prisoners" [syn: free]
      8: part with a possession or right; "I am relinquishing my
         bedroom to the long-term house guest"; "resign a claim to
         the throne" [syn: relinquish, resign, free, give up]
      9: make (assets) available; "release the holdings in the
         dictator's bank account" [syn: unblock, unfreeze, free]
         [ant: freeze, freeze]