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Definition of Release


  1. A device adapted to hold or release a device or mechanism as required;
  2. 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.
  3. The act or manner of ending a sound.
  4. In the block-signaling system, a printed card conveying information and instructions to be used at intermediate sidings without telegraphic stations.
  5. To lease again; to grant a new lease of; to let back.
  6. To let loose again; to set free from restraint, confinement, or servitude; to give liberty to, or to set at liberty; to let go.
  7. To relieve from something that confines, burdens, or oppresses, as from pain, trouble, obligation, penalty.
  8. 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.
  9. To loosen; to relax; to remove the obligation of; as, to release an ordinance.
  10. 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.
  11. Relief from care, pain, or any burden.
  12. Discharge from obligation or responsibility, as from debt, penalty, or claim of any kind; acquittance.
  13. 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.
  14. The act of opening the exhaust port to allow the steam to escape.
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Release Translations

release in Afrikaans is verlos, laat, vrymaak
release in Dutch is loslaten, uitlaten, tappen, lossen
release in German is Freigabe, Ausgabe {f}, freigeben, Freigabe
release in Latin is eximo, liberatio, solvo
release in Norwegian is forlate
release in Portuguese is libere
release in Spanish is solucionar, liberar, descargo, soltar