Definitions of release:
  • noun:   (music) the act or manner of terminating a musical phrase or tone
  • noun:   a formal written statement of relinquishment
  • noun:   activity that releases or expresses creative energy or emotion
  • noun:   merchandise issued for sale or public showing (especially a record or film)
    Example: "A new release from the London Symphony Orchestra"
  • noun:   a process that liberates or discharges something
    Example: "There was a sudden release of oxygen"
  • noun:   the act of liberating someone or something
  • noun:   a legal document evidencing the discharge of a debt or obligation
  • noun:   the act of allowing a fluid to escape
  • noun:   an announcement distributed to members of the press in order to supplement or replace an oral presentation
  • noun:   the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart)
  • noun:   euphemistic expressions for death
  • verb:   part with a possession or right
  • verb:   make (information) available publication
    Example: "Release the list with the names of the prisoners"
  • verb:   generate and separate from cells or bodily fluids
    Example: "Release a hormone into the blood stream"
  • verb:   let (something) fall or spill a container
  • verb:   grant freedom to; free from confinement
  • verb:   release, as from one's grip
  • verb:   make (assets) available
    Example: "Release the holdings in the dictator's bank account"
  • verb:   eliminate (substances) from the body
  • verb:   prepare and issue for public distribution or sale

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