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release

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Definition of release

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ɹɪˈliːs/, SAMPA: /r\I"li:s/
  • Audio (US) [?]
  • Rhymes: -iːs

Etymology

    From Old French relaisser (variant of relacher).

Noun

release (plural releases)

  1. That which is released, untied or let go.

    They marked the occasion with a release of butterflies.

Verb

release (third-person singular simple present releases, present participle releasing, simple past and past participle released)

  1. To lease again; to grant a new lease of; to let back.
  2. To let go (of); to cease to hold or contain.

    He released his grasp on the lever.

  3. To make available to the public.

    They released the new product later than intended.

  4. To free or liberate; to set free.

    He was released after two years in prison.

  5. To discharge.

    They released thousands of gallons of water into the river each month.

References:

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