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Definition of release:

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

Synonyms:

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