Crossword clues for release
- The act of allowing a fluid to escape
- A formal written statement of relinquishment
- A legal document evidencing the discharge of a debt or obligation
- Euphemistic expressions for death
- The termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart)
- An announcement distributed to members of the press in order to supplement or replace an oral presentation
- A process that liberates or discharges something
- The act of liberating someone or something
- Merchandise issued for sale or public showing (especially a record or film)
- (music) the act or manner of terminating a musical phrase or tone
- Press ___
- Set free
- Handout to the press
- "___ Me," Humperdinck hit
- Let go
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Release \Re*lease"\ (r?-l?s"), v. t. [Pref. re + lease to let.] To lease again; to grant a new lease of; to let back.
Release \Re*lease"\ (r?-l?s"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Released (r?*l?st"); p. pr. & vb. n. Releasing.] [OE. relessen, OF. relassier, to release, to let free. See Relay, n., Relax, and cf. Release to lease again.]
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.
To relieve from something that confines, burdens, or oppresses, as from pain, trouble, obligation, penalty.
(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.
To loosen; to relax; to remove the obligation of; as, to release an ordinance. [Obs.]
A sacred vow that none should aye release.
Syn: To free; liberate; loose; discharge; disengage; extricate; let go; quit; acquit.
Release \Re*lease"\, n.
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.''
Relief from care, pain, or any burden.
Discharge from obligation or responsibility, as from debt, penalty, or claim of any kind; acquittance.
(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.
(Steam Engine) The act of opening the exhaust port to allow the steam to escape.
(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.
(Phon.) The act or manner of ending a sound.
(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.]
Syn: Liberation; freedom; discharge. See Death.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
c.1300, "to withdraw, revoke (a decree, etc.), cancel, lift; remit," from Old French relaissier, relesser "to relinquish, quit, let go, leave behind, abandon, acquit," variant of relacher "release, relax," from Latin relaxare "loosen, stretch out" (see relax), source also of Spanish relajar, Italian relassare.\n
\nMeaning "alleviate, ease" is mid-14c., as is sense of "free from (duty, etc.); exonerate." From late 14c. as "grant remission, forgive; set free from imprisonment, military service, etc." Also "give up, relinquish, surrender." In law, c.1400, "to grant a release of property." Of press reports, attested from 1904; of motion pictures, from 1912; of music recordings, from 1962. As a euphemism for "to dismiss, fire from a job" it is attested in American English since 1904. Related: Released; releasing.
early 14c., "abatement of distress; means of deliverance," from Old French relais, reles (12c.), a back-formation from relesser, relaissier (see release (v.)). In law, mid-14c., "transferring of property or a right to another;" late 14c. as "release from an obligation; remission of a duty, tribute, etc." Meaning "act and manner of releasing" (a bow, etc.) is from 1871. Sense of "action of publication" is from 1907.
Etymology 1 n. The event of setting (someone or something) free (e.g. hostages, slaves, prisoners, caged animals, hooked or stuck mechanisms). vb. 1 To let go (of); to cease to hold or contain. 2 To make available to the public. 3 To free or liberate; to set free. 4 To discharge. 5 (context telephone English) (qualifier: of a call) To hang up. 6 (context legal English) 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. 7 To loosen; to relax; to remove the obligation of. 8 (context soccer English) To set up; to provide with a goal-scoring opportunity Etymology 2
vb. (context transitive English) To lease again; to grant a new lease of; to let back.
n. merchandise issued for sale or public showing (especially a record or film); "a new release from the London Symphony Orchestra"
a process that liberates or discharges something; "there was a sudden release of oxygen"; "the release of iodine from the thyroid gland"
a legal document evidencing the discharge of a debt or obligation [syn: acquittance]
(music) the act or manner of terminating a musical phrase or tone [syn: tone ending]
let (something) fall or spill a container; "turn the flour onto a plate" [syn: turn]
generate and separate from cells or bodily fluids; "secrete digestive juices"; "release a hormone into the blood stream" [syn: secrete]
make (information) available publication; "release the list with the names of the prisoners" [syn: free]
Release may refer to:
- Film release, the public distribution of a film
- Legal release, a legal instrument
- News release, a communication directed at the news media
- Release (ISUP), a code to identify and debug events in ISUP signaling
- Release (music), the public distribution of a musical recording
- Release (phonetics), the opening of the closure of a stop consonant
- Release, a bridge in thirty-two-bar form
- Release time, how quickly a note fades to silence when played on a synthesizer
Release is the eighth studio album by the English synthpop duo Pet Shop Boys. It was first released in 2002.
"Release" is episode 14 of season four in the television show Angel.
"Release" is a song by Canadian rock band The Tea Party. It was released as a charity single in Canada and a promotional single in the USA. The music video was shot in Paris and Toronto.
"Release" is a standard three-piece rock composition and with keyboard accompaniment, written after Jeff Martin watched a BBC report about the state of women's rights worldwide, the song intended as an apology to women. After the release of Transmission the band continued the sentiment by releasing a charity single to assist the White Ribbon Campaign.
In the music industry, a release usually is a creative output from an artist, available for sale or distribution; a broad term covering the many different formats music can be released in, and different forms of pieces (singles, albums, extended plays, etc.).
The word can also refer to the event at which an album or single is first offered for sale in record stores. Also an album launch, or single launch.
Musical performers often self-release (self-publish) their recordings without the involvement of an established record label. While some acts who enjoy local or small scale popularity have started their own labels in order to release their music through stores, others simply sell the music directly to customers, for example, making it available to those at their live concerts. With the growth of the Internet as a medium for publicizing and distributing music, many musical acts have sold their recordings over the Internet without a label. Unlike self-publishing a novel, which is usually done only when no other options exist, even well-established musicians will choose to self-release recordings. Music managers are increasingly getting involved in such releases and with the advent of artist management labels which have stepped in to save the situation. In Kenya, for example, most record labels only handle production thus leading to a situation where records are less marketed and this has prompted music companies like Grosspool Music to sign independent artists and manage their branding, releases and marketing.
Release, founded in 1967 by Caroline Coon and Rufus Harris (died 2007), is a UK agency that provides legal advice and arranges legal representation for people charged with the possession of drugs. Release is now the oldest independent drugs charity in the world and continues to provide a range of services dedicated to meeting the health, welfare and legal needs of drugs users and those who live and work with them.
Release is David Knopfler's first solo album after leaving Dire Straits. It was released in 1983 on the Peach River and Passport labels, and in 1997 on the Paris label.
Release is Sister Hazel's seventh studio album. It was released on August 18, 2009 through Croakin' Poets/Rock Ridge.
Unlike previous Sister Hazel albums, all of the band members contributed to the songwriting. According to Ryan Newell, the album got its name because they "Took a different approach on this record and 'released' the past method."
Release is the fourth and final album by American noise rock group Cop Shoot Cop, released on September 13, 1994 by Interscope Records.
Release is a 2010 British film starring Daniel Brocklebank, Garry Summers, Bernie Hodges and Wayne Virgo. The film was written and directed by Darren Flaxstone and Christian Martin.
Release is the second solo album by guitarist and singer-songwriter Damon Johnson, who has been a member of Brother Cane, Slave to the System, Whiskey Falls, and Alice Cooper's band, and is currently with Black Star Riders and Thin Lizzy. Mostly acoustic, this album was recorded while Johnson was with Alice Cooper, who features on one track, a cover of "Generation Landslide" from Cooper's 1973 album Billion Dollar Babies.
"Release" is a song performed by American producer, songwriter and rapper Timbaland, taken from his second studio album Shock Value (2007). The song features vocals by longtime collaborator Justin Timberlake. Mosley and Timberlake co-wrote the song together with American rapper and songwriter Craig Longmiles. The song was produced solely by Timbaland and recorded in various locations in the United States. "Release" is an uptempo house and funk song that incorporates elements of dance and urban music.
"Release" received generally positive reviews from music critics, with many praising the song's uptempo sound and unusual style. The song drew comparison to music by British electronic dance recording duo Basement Jaxx and to Justin Timberlake's " SexyBack", which Timbaland helped write and produce. Upon the release of Shock Value in the United States, "Release" debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at number ninety-one on the strength of paid digital downloads.
"Release" is the seventeenth episode of the ninth season of the American science fiction television series The X-Files. The episode originally aired on the Fox network on May 5, 2002. The teleplay for the episode was written by David Amann, from a story by John Shiban and Amann, and was directed by Kim Manners. The episode helps to explore one of the show's story arc involving John Doggett finding the truth behind his son's murder. The episode earned a Nielsen rating of 5.1, being watched by 5.38 million households, and 7.8 million viewers in its initial broadcast. The episode received largely positive reviews from critics.
The show centers on FBI special agents who work on cases linked to the paranormal, called X-Files; this season focuses on the investigations of John Doggett ( Robert Patrick), Monica Reyes ( Annabeth Gish), and Dana Scully ( Gillian Anderson). In this episode, Doggett stumbles upon a case that may hold a connection to the murder of his son. With the help of an FBI cadet named Rudolph Hayes (Jared Poe), Doggett acquires information to help his current case as well as establish the link between the present, his Jane Does, and the past—his son, Luke. The link is a man named Nicholas Regali, an organized crime participant who has an association with Bob Harvey, the only suspect in Luke's case. Though the cadet, Hayes, is not who he says he is, his information proves invaluable in Doggett's search for release from his son's death.
The idea for "Release" was developed by Shiban, who handed the script over to Amann. The character of Rudolph Hayes was crafted to be an ambiguous character: either he was a genius who was adept at solving crime, comparable to Sherlock Holmes, or he was a criminal mastermind, like Professor Moriarty. The final scene, featuring Doggett scattering his son's ashes, was difficult for Patrick to film, but thanks to Manners' help, he was able to achieve the desired effect.
"Release (The Tension)" is a song recorded and released by singer Patti LaBelle as a single on the Epic label in 1980. The title track of LaBelle's fourth solo album, Released. It was written and produced by renowned New Orleans funk musician Allen Toussaint. LaBelle recorded the song in mid-range as the song produced a post-disco dance groove. The single failed to hit the Billboard Hot 100 and barely hit the R&B charts where it peaked at number 61 while it peaked at number 48 on the dance singles chart. It had some bigger success internationally reaching the top 20 on the Dutch charts. As a result of that success, LaBelle promoted the song on Dutch TV in the fall of that year.
Category:1980 singles Category:Patti LaBelle songs Category:Songs written by Allen Toussaint Category:1980 songs
Usage examples of "release".
Q Factor, though high, is not of any such extraordinary highness as to justify an attempt at psychosurgery to correct the aberration, it is therefore recommended that subject be released from the Communipath Creche on her own recognizance after suitable indoctrination erasure.
It seems that a special alignment of the planets would open a vortex to the Void that night, releasing Abraxas and his Demon Horde.
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In organ music the acciaccatura is still taken to mean that the embellishing tone and the melody tone are to be sounded together, the former being then instantly released, while the latter is held to its full time-value.
Then, a bell sounds, and acrasin is released by special cells toward which the others converge in stellate ranks, touch, fuse together, and construct the slug, solid as a trout.
This Dionysian pleasure in the release of bestiality and evil, begun by the Viennese Actionists, can be traced through every succeeding decade.
In the long run, continual contact with those threads might produce a certain adhesion and inconvenience the Spider, who must preserve all her agility in order to rush upon the prey before it can release itself.
Not only that, but two other inmates of the House of Bondage were taken with Lamb before a commission, and adjudged sane as a preliminary to their release.
It works this way-any kind if stress situation causes the pituitary gland to release a protein substance called adrenocorticotrophic hormone, ACTH for short.
Perhaps the best view of all, however, is that after the early settlers of Eastern Polynesia were released from the conservative influence of Western Polynesian technology, they tanged some of their adzes and made other innovations in their artifacts.
He had been released temporarily from duty in the aerology lab but McDevitt, who was a tactful and sympathetic person and had been aware of the friendship developing between the boy and Beetchermarlf.
Clodius Afer in amazement, his fingers hesitating in the midst of releasing the laces that held the shoulder straps to the front of his mail shirt.
Mercedes had fallen half fainting, when released from the warm and affectionate embrace of old Dantes.
Moreover, the Warburgs had ample opportunity to release such an affidavit with wide publicity without utilizing neo-Nazi channels.
Everywhere Danlo looked, the faces of the man-swarm were bright with wonder and hope: one hundred thousand faces afire with longing, with the overwhelming need to be released from their suffering.