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Definitions of relief

  1. the act of reducing something unpleasant (as pain or annoyance); "he asked the nurse for relief from the constant pain" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. sculpture consisting of shapes carved on a surface so as to stand out from the surrounding background Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a pause for relaxation; "people actually accomplish more when they take time for short rests" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. the act of freeing a city or town that has been besieged; "he asked for troops for the relief of Atlanta" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. aid for the aged or indigent or handicapped; "he has been on relief for many years" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. (law) redress awarded by a court; "was the relief supposed to be protection from future harm or compensation for past injury?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. The act of relieving, or the state of being relieved; the removal, or partial removal, of any evil, or of anything oppressive or burdensome, by which some ease is obtained; succor; alleviation; comfort; ease; redress. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Release from a post, or from the performance of duty, by the intervention of others, by discharge, or by relay; as, a relief of a sentry. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. That which removes or lessens evil, pain, discomfort, uneasiness, etc.; that which gives succor, aid, or comfort; also, the person who relieves from performance of duty by taking the place of another; a relay. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. A fine or composition which the heir of a deceased tenant paid to the lord for the privilege of taking up the estate, which, on strict feudal principles, had lapsed or fallen to the lord on the death of the tenant. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. The projection of a figure above the ground or plane on which it is formed. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. The appearance of projection given by shading, shadow, etc., to any figure. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. The height to which works are raised above the bottom of the ditch. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. The elevations and surface undulations of a country. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. Removal in whole or in part of pain, grief, want, etc.; the feeling caused by such removal; that which removes or lessens pain, grief, etc.; release from some post of duty; help given to the poor; fresh supplies of men, animals, food, etc., especially fresh troops, coming to take the place of those tired out or used up; the elevation of a sculptured design from a plane surface; as, the figures carved in relief on old furniture; in painting and drawing, the effect of standing out from the surface given to objects in the picture by shadows, etc.; in physical geography, the elevations and depressions of land surface. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  16. The removal of any evil: release from a post or duty: that which relieves or mitigates: aid: (fine art) the projection of a sculptured design from its ground. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  17. A relieving; alleviation; aid; release. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. The projection of a figure from a surface. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. Alleviation of pain, grief, &c.; that which alleviates; release, as a sentinel, from his post; the one who takes his place; aid; redress; prominence in sculpture, beyond the ground or plane on which it is formed. See Relieve. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

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Usage examples for relief

  1. The boy breathed a sigh of relief – The Boy With the U. S. Foresters by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  2. She heard him with relief – Nan of Music Mountain by Frank H. Spearman
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