Definition of Release


  • (music) the act or manner of terminating a musical phrase or tone
    - tone ending
  • a formal written statement of relinquishment
  • the act of allowing a fluid to escape
  • activity that frees or expresses creative energy or emotion
    "she had no other outlet for her feelings"
    "he gave vent to his anger"
  • a device that when pressed will release part of a mechanism
  • a legal document evidencing the discharge of a debt or obligation
  • euphemistic expressions for death
    "thousands mourned his passing"
  • 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
    - press release
  • a process that liberates or discharges something
    "there was a sudden release of oxygen"
    "the release of iodine from the thyroid gland"
  • the act of liberating someone or something
  • merchandise issued for sale or public showing (especially a record or film)
    "a new release from the London Symphony Orchestra"


  • make (assets) available
    "release the holdings in the dictator's bank account"
  • release (gas or energy) as a result of a chemical reaction or physical decomposition
  • part with a possession or right
    "I am relinquishing my bedroom to the long-term house guest"
    "resign a claim to the throne"
    - give up
  • make (information) available for publication
    "release the list with the names of the prisoners"
  • generate and separate from cells or bodily fluids
    "secrete digestive juices"
    "release a hormone into the blood stream"
  • eliminate (a substance)
    "combustion products are exhausted in the engine"
    "the plant releases a gas"
  • prepare and issue for public distribution or sale
    "publish a magazine or newspaper"
    - bring out - put out
  • let (something) fall or spill from a container
    "turn the flour onto a plate"
  • grant freedom to
    free from confinement
  • release, as from one's grip
    "Let go of the door handle, please!"
    "relinquish your grip on the rope--you won't fall"
    - let go of - let go
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Word games points for the Release

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Unscramble release

109 unscramble word found using the letters release.

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