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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
a film is released/comes out (=it is made available for people to see)
▪ The film is due to come out in May.
a movie is released (=becomes available for the public to see)
▪ The movie has already been released in the US.
be discharged/released from hospitalBritish English, be discharged/released from the hospital American English (= be allowed to leave a hospital because you are better)
▪ It was several weeks before he was released from hospital.
be released from custody
▪ Seventy-five percent of young people released from custody re-offend within two years.
be released from prison
▪ He was released from prison six weeks ago.
be released without charge
▪ She had been arrested twice and released without charge.
be released/freed on bail (=be allowed to stay out of prison if you pay or agree to do something)
▪ The men were questioned yesterday before being released on bail.
be scheduled for release/publication/completion etc
▪ Her first album is scheduled for release in September.
cinema release (=the showing of a new film at the cinema)
▪ His film was banned from cinema release for some years.
day release
disclose/reveal/release details (=make secret information public)
▪ The company has refused to reveal any technical details until next month. release
▪ The University has issued a news release announcing the results of their experiments.
issue/release/put out a statement (=give a written statement to newspapers, TV etc)
▪ The Russian Foreign Ministry issued a short statement saying the meeting was ‘useful’.
news release
▪ The University has issued a news release announcing the results of their experiments.
press release
release a CD (=make a CD available for the public to buy)
▪ The group have just released a new CD.
release sb from jail
▪ More than 30 of those arrested were released from jail for lack of evidence.
release the brake (=stop using the foot or hand brake)
▪ The traffic lights turned green and I released the brake.
release the figures (=make them public)
▪ The company will release the sales figures later this week.
release your grip (=let go of something)
▪ The guard released his grip on the prisoner and pushed him into the cell.
release your hold (=stop holding something)
▪ As soon as his fingers released their hold, Robyn turned and ran.
released on parole
▪ He was released on parole after serving two years.
released unharmed
▪ The hostages were released unharmed.
release/free a prisoner
▪ Hundreds of prisoners were released.
the police release sb
▪ The police released William and all charges were dropped.
work release
▪ He recently released a live acoustic album on the Plump label.
▪ Cashing in on the interest, Donovan is releasing his own album later this year.
▪ Even Johnny Cash released an album on vinyl last year.
▪ She may also release an album of theatre classics.
▪ But only last year, at age 31, did she release her first solo album.
▪ Seven singles were to be released from the album, all sinking without a trace.
▪ Onyx has released two albums, its first selling 1 million copies.
▪ The case was adjourned until June 26 and Dargue was released on unconditional bail.
▪ The magistrate said he would announce sentence after a two-hour recess; until then Gandhi would be released on bail.
▪ A woman ticket clerk has been arrested and released on police bail.
▪ The last six detainees were released on bail last June.
▪ The 14-year-olds have been released on police bail.
▪ The men, all under 25, were questioned yesterday at Middlesbrough police station before being released on bail pending further investigations.
▪ Two others who were being questioned have been released on police bail.
▪ Inspectors were concerned that prisons are not told when defendants brought to court in custody were released on bail.
▪ Tithonus directly begs the Gods to release him from their grip and let him die.
▪ Before the audience can figure it out, I release my grip and tumble to the ground.
▪ Then you can simply release your grip and back slowly away over a few paces.
▪ Virginia Stillman released her grip on the chair and put her right hand under her chin.
▪ For a split second, Constance failed to realise that he had released his grip on her.
▪ Benton, in his terror, released his grip on her waist.
▪ Emilia sighed and released her grip.
▪ The gunmen released most hostages and headed for Chechnya with the rest after receiving a promise of safe passage.
▪ Smith released the hostages, but remained in the house.
▪ On 26 July 1986 Father Lawrence Jenco was released after being held hostage for 18 months.
▪ Newly released hostage Frank Reed declares from his hospital balcony that he is looking forward to a three-pound Maine lobster.
▪ As a precaution they recently released 40 of their hostages, in case they were carrying the disease.
▪ After being released from jail he told protestors the police beat and shot at him.
▪ Woman hired to kill by a family is released from jail.
▪ I've just got you released from jail.
▪ More than 30 of those arrested were released from jail for lack of evidence, but the rest remain behind bars.
▪ Tan Malaka was released from jail.
▪ Bembenek was released from jail on December 9 after serving 10 years for the murder of Christine Schultz.
▪ They're unlikely to be able to release names until tomorrow.
▪ Police have not released the names of the victim or the suspect.
▪ Police have yet to release the victim's name.
▪ Police would not release his name.
▪ Police have not released their names.
▪ Authorities did not immediately release the victims' names, but said four men and two women were shot and killed.
▪ There are no circumstances in which we would release the names of any of our account holders without their authority.
▪ Perot declined on Sunday to release the names of possible Reform Party presidential candidates.
▪ The news they've released is vague and incomplete but all very, very bad.
▪ In a news release, Spreckels's board reaffirmed its position that the company is not for sale.
▪ Microsoft has issued several news releases about the problems.
▪ Erroneous news releases are one thing.
▪ Wall Street liked the news, which was released at midday Eastern time Tuesday.
▪ Political reporters received news releases about how sexuality should be expressed more freely in daily life.
▪ Antivirus software makers and providers of data backup services led the parade, sending out news releases and soliciting interviews.
▪ The press release the editors sent me was acceptable, but I may have been the only person to get it.
▪ Publisher, a journalism trade magazine, and a series of press releases.
▪ There is no historical evidence for the custom of releasing a prisoner at festival time, although such an amnesty was possible.
▪ The king also released any prisoner that Leonard went to visit.
▪ The first step needed for building confidence is for the regime to release all political prisoners.
▪ Not believing Mays was gone, the mob ransacked the jail, releasing white prisoners.
▪ Amnesty International has welcomed the releases, but is urging the government to release all remaining prisoners of conscience immediately and unconditionally.
▪ They asked us whether we would consider releasing this record.
▪ Utilities in Texas can no longer release certain records.
▪ He had just released a record called Passages, made with Ravi Shankar.
▪ Some of the recently released assassination records substantiate other evidence that Garrison was a fraud.
▪ Most recently, he's released a record of solo violin, and his strong 1982 duet with drummer Dennis Charles.
▪ A report released last week by the United Nations shows that unemployment has soared from about 70,000 to 260,000.
▪ According to the report released Wednesday, 75 percent of banks in the United States operate ATMs.
▪ A new report released yesterday now estimates the bill at $ 232. 02 million.
▪ Instead, Vinik began moving money into Treasury securities, according to a report released by Fidelity Investments.
▪ Perkins spoke at a morning news conference in Washington, where the report was released.
▪ The latest bad news came from a report released by the Book Industry Study Group.
▪ No radiation was released as a result.
▪ The company will release its results on Jan. 24.
▪ An estimated 50,000 people had been released as a result.
▪ The agency declined to release the results of its own tests of the product and said it is still investigating the case.
▪ The company said it expects to release its results Feb. 15.
▪ The company will release results Tuesday.
▪ In May 1989 Westport Tourism Organisation released a statement against the mining.
▪ C., released a statement denouncing an art exhibit on display in Phoenix.
▪ After his arrest in Virginia, Carney released a statement that Salvi had written while imprisoned.
▪ So persistent is the warning that government agencies have released statements discounting its claims.
▪ Dortch-Okara, who in August found Salvi competent to stand trial, refused to let Salvi release the statement.
▪ Moreover, the group intends to release version 6.0 of its database under Unix by the end of this year.
▪ And in almost every case, the previously released version was the superior cut.
▪ A few weeks later, they release a Mac version.
▪ A number of companies have released IBM-compatible versions of their programs before turning their attention to Mac versions.
▪ They expect to release a version priced at £50 during 1992.
▪ Microsoft recently released versions of Internet Explorer for the Macintosh and Windows 3. 1.
▪ ProActive will release new versions of its software to meet emerging requirements, but won't sell source code, says Sippl.
▪ Moreover, a growing number of software makers are releasing short demonstration versions of their programs.
▪ In contrast Farc released a video showing its freed guerrillas saluting stiffly as they were greeted by an honour guard of rebels.
▪ And the adventures are released on video in 10 volumes, out now from Polygram at £8.99 each.
▪ It's released a video aimed at encouraging people to take a holiday - in Swindon.
▪ The defence ministry refused to release his body to his family for a postmortem examination and radiation testing.
▪ Just at the age when our little boys outgrow us, we refuse to release them into the company of men.
▪ Chesnais refused to release the Comte, so Fouchard told him.
▪ Commerce refused to release the information.
▪ The keyboards could put copy into the computers but because of the software problem the computers refuse to release it.
▪ C., airport refused to release sales data for rental-car operators.
▪ They're refusing to release any information about the man they've arrested.
▪ Two defendants were pardoned before trial and one avoided trial because the Bush administration refused to release key documents.
merciful death/end/release
▪ With the Giants leading 28-7, half-time came as a merciful relief.
▪ And Elinor was just going to have to wait for her merciful release.
▪ Death had been a merciful release for him.
▪ These were the alternatives to a quick, merciful death.
▪ Those animals put down had a merciful release.
Release the clamp gently.
▪ Carbon stored in trees is released as carbon dioxide.
▪ Carrey's new comedy is due to be released in the US very soon.
▪ He took hold of my hand but then released it again quickly.
▪ Her new album will be released at the end of the month.
▪ McKay moved to Newcastle after being released from prison.
▪ Paul released her hand as she sat down.
▪ Police have not released the names of any of the people involved.
▪ The bolts can only be released with a wrench.
▪ The turtles will be released back into the sea.
▪ They released ten political prisoners last year.
▪ Try to release the clamp gently.
▪ All clay contains such minerals, and when pottery is fired, the energy stored in the crystals is released as light.
▪ His car was released to his fiancee, who was riding in the passenger seat and was sober, Ditzenberger said.
▪ It was a way of releasing some of the strain and tension of her life.
▪ James's death, in fact, released a great deal which had been held in check during his reign.
▪ Sandi spied the stalls in an adjoining room and hurried into one, releasing her bladder.
▪ The committee is due to release its report on Gingrich by the end of this year.
▪ The latest leading-indicators report will be released tomorrow at 8: 30 a. m. Eastern time.
▪ Vastly more fluorocarbons must have been released in the industrialised north.
▪ One of Amnesty's earliest releases, in 1964 he came to London to light a candle for Amnesty.
▪ Wilson in 1993 ordered Aris' sentence of 15 years to life reduced to 12 years and urged her early release.
▪ They can return home and apply for early release under terms similar to the Good Friday agreement.
▪ You can now define up to 24 text columns on a page, compared to just five with earlier releases.
▪ Tonight the Foreign Office insisted it was doing everything in its power to secure Paul Ride's early release.
▪ If he had been convicted under the assault charge he would not have been eligible for early release.
▪ If she believed in the possibility of Samantha's early release, so much the better.
▪ In 1993, legislators added indecency to the list of convictions for which there is no early release.
▪ It was certainly not for general release to the public.
▪ In fact, some people would not sign the claim form, which contained a general release of Harvester.
▪ Novell is holding off announcement of a general release date until later in the year.
▪ Could you do a brief recording for general release, outlining the situation and explaining just what the AE-35 does.
▪ That makes this new release an exceptionally attractive one, and essential listening for this much-loved violinist's admirers.
▪ On Tuesdays, for example, two new releases can be rented for the price of one.
▪ It will ship with A/UX 3.0, the new release of the company's implementation of Unix.
▪ Derek Malcolm reviews Kevin Costner's latest film, and the other new releases.
▪ While Blockbuster might buy a new release at $ 7 a copy, he pays $ 70 to $ 80.
▪ The sales staff show these new releases to retailers who decide whether to place an order.
▪ There are also new releases of Microsoft Works, 3.0.
▪ Doctors had advised Mrs Menzies not to attend the trial, following her recent release from hospital.
▪ It was with much excitement that I awaited the recent release of Procomm Plus for Windows 3. 0.
▪ The Festival is showing a selection of classics mixed in with a few notable recent releases.
▪ The ultimate pre-packaged news is the video news release.
▪ This news release is neither an offer to purchase the Notes nor a solicitation of an offer to sell the Notes.
▪ Mr Wilson said in a news release.
▪ Three stories were quick to circulate, embellished at will with as much creativity as news releases from the Government Information Office.
▪ A school news release said it was for disciplinary reasons.
▪ Hargarten stated in a news release.
▪ Fox, in its news release yesterday, said the finale was watched by 22.9 million.
▪ Every press release should include a quotable, provocative statement from an officer or committee member of the organization involved.
▪ Companies should arrive at each stop armed with press releases and cameras to record local functions.
▪ Mr Malik had a winning way with the press release.
▪ There would appear occasionally, in his talk and press releases, hints and bits of intellectual phrasing.
▪ You should follow this convention in writing a press release.
▪ The board also approved a press release which summarised, but in some detail, the terms of the notice.
▪ His descriptions of everything from lures to reels to fish finders read like they are straight out of a company press release.
▪ Suddenly, though, trading one career for another is no longer just a way to obtain release from a boring job.
▪ When the ship finally arrived in Boston in 1844, Melville obtained his release.
▪ Lo is lining up the $ 50, 000 bail she needs to obtain her own release from San Francisco County Jail.
▪ Both states are final; there is no suggestion of gradually obtaining release from punishment by successive reincarnations.
▪ You feel that the music carries the words along on the back of its urge to secure release.
▪ Relatives of the men were confident the new evidence would eventually secure their release.
▪ In Fennell a father sought to secure the release of his son who had been arrested for participating in an affray.
▪ They will continue their efforts to secure the release of hostages in the Middle East.
▪ Often we can secure the release of refugees from detention if we can find them somewhere to live.
▪ Video cameras could accompany Amnesty missions to secure unique footage for release to television worldwide.
▪ He said his membership of the Legal Aid Foundation helped to secure his early release.
▪ Samuelson secured a short-lived distribution arrangement with First National Exhibitors' Circuit, and various other films secured some sort of release.
▪ New releases include previously unheard recordings by Marvin Gaye and Miles Davis.
▪ The release of the Roswell report proved very controversial.
▪ The four men were greeted by jubilant relatives upon their release.
▪ The judge denied Larsen early release.
▪ The movie is slated for release in January.
▪ There was an accidental release of toxic waste.
▪ Thousands of people worldwide campaigned for the release of Nelson Mandela.
▪ But it is much more satisfactory to angle the basic release to suit the readership or audiences of the various media groups.
▪ First, a release of one joint contractor releases the others.
▪ Most courts that have addressed the issued have found that such releases are invalid on public policy grounds.
▪ Mr Wilson said in a news release.
▪ On her release she refused to hand the paper over to other Communist party members, and was expelled from the party.
▪ That they were pleased with whatever deal they'd made for my release.
▪ Thus the check specification need not always have both its upper and its lower limits different from the release specification.
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.]

  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.

    Syn: To free; liberate; loose; discharge; disengage; extricate; let go; quit; acquit.


Release \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.]

    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.

  1. n. merchandise issued for sale or public showing (especially a record or film); "a new release from the London Symphony Orchestra"

  2. the act of liberating someone or something [syn: liberation, freeing]

  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, going]

  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, discharge]

  11. (music) the act or manner of terminating a musical phrase or tone [syn: tone ending]

  12. v. 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]

  13. grant freedom to; free from confinement [syn: free, liberate, unloose, unloosen, loose] [ant: confine]

  14. let (something) fall or spill a container; "turn the flour onto a plate" [syn: turn]

  15. eliminate (substances) from the body [syn: discharge, expel, eject]

  16. prepare and issue for public distribution or sale; "publish a magazine or newspaper" [syn: publish, bring out, put out, issue]

  17. generate and separate from cells or bodily fluids; "secrete digestive juices"; "release a hormone into the blood stream" [syn: secrete]

  18. make (information) available publication; "release the list with the names of the prisoners" [syn: free]

  19. 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]

  20. make (assets) available; "release the holdings in the dictator's bank account" [syn: unblock, unfreeze, free] [ant: freeze, freeze]


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 (Pet Shop Boys album)

Release is the eighth studio album by the English synthpop duo Pet Shop Boys. It was first released in 2002.


Release (Angel)

"Release" is episode 14 of season four in the television show Angel.

Release (The Tea Party song)

"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.

Release (music)

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 (agency)

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 (David Knopfler album)

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 (Sister Hazel album)

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 (Cop Shoot Cop album)

Release is the fourth and final album by American noise rock group Cop Shoot Cop, released on September 13, 1994 by Interscope Records.

Release (film)

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 (Damon Johnson album)

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 (Timbaland song)

"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 (The X-Files)

"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)

"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.

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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.