Etymology: Middle English relesen, from Middle French relessier, from Latin 1 : to set free from restraint, confinement, or servitude
1. To lease again; to grant a new lease of; to let back. 2. To let loose again; to set free from restraint, confinement, or servitude; to give liberty to, or to set at liberty; to let go. 3. To relieve from something that confines, burdens, or oppresses, as from pain, trouble, obligation, penalty. 4. 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. 5. To loosen; to relax; to remove the obligation of; as, to release an ordinance. 6. 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. 7. Relief from care, pain, or any burden. 8. Discharge from obligation or responsibility, as from debt, penalty, or claim of any kind; acquittance. 9. 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. 10. The act of opening the exhaust port to allow the steam to escape. 11. A device adapted to hold or release a device or mechanism as required; 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. 12. The act or manner of ending a sound. 13. In the block-signaling system, a printed card conveying information and instructions to be used at intermediate sidings without telegraphic stations. the act or manner of terminating a musical phrase or tone a formal written statement of relinquishment activity that releases or expresses creative energy or emotion; "she had no other outlet for her feelings"; "he gave vent to his anger" merchandise issued for sale or public showing ; "a new release from the London Symphony Orchestra" a process that liberates or discharges something; "there was a sudden release of oxygen"; "the release of iodine from the thyroid gland" part with a possession or right; "I am relinquishing my bedroom to the long-term house guest"; "resign a claim to the throne". 14. merchandise issued for sale or public showing ; "a new release from the London Symphony Orchestra". . the act of liberating someone or something. . a process that liberates or discharges something; "there was a sudden release of oxygen"; "the release of iodine from the thyroid gland". . an announcement distributed to members of the press in order to supplement or replace an oral presentation. . the termination of someone's employment . . euphemistic expressions for death; "thousands mourned his passing". . a legal document evidencing the discharge of a debt or obligation. . activity that releases or expresses creative energy or emotion; "she had no other outlet for her feelings"; "he gave vent to his anger". . the act of allowing a fluid to escape. . a formal written statement of relinquishment. . the act or manner of terminating a musical phrase or tone. . release, as from one's grip; "Let go of the door handle, please!"; "relinquish your grip on the rope--you won't fall". . grant freedom to; free from confinement. . let fall or spill a container; "turn the flour onto a plate". . eliminate from the body. . prepare and issue for public distribution or sale; "publish a magazine or newspaper". . generate and separate from cells or bodily fluids; "secrete digestive juices"; "release a hormone into the blood stream". . make available publication; "release the list with the names of the prisoners". . part with a possession or right; "I am relinquishing my bedroom to the long-term house guest"; "resign a claim to the throne". . make available; "release the holdings in the dictator's bank account". 15. Relieve party to a trade of any previously made obligation concerning that trade, hence allowing the would-be transactor to show the inquiry/order to a new broker . 16. Decrementing the reference count of an object When an object’s reference count reaches zero, it is freed When your code no longer needs to reference a retained object, it should release it Some APIs automatically execute a release on the caller’s behalf, particularly in cases where the object in question is being “handed off ” Retains and releases must be carefully balanced; too many releases can cause panics and other unexpected failures due to accesses of freed memory See also retain . . a�� To relieve from debt or security or abandon a right, such as the release of a mortgage lien from a part or all of the land mortgaged The instrument effecting a release . 17. A release occurs when the juvenile is allowed to leave the institution and return to the community, whether supervised or unsupervised, and whether or not terms are imposed as a condition of release . . n a high set, usually delivered to the left sideline, that serves as an outlet when the play goes awry; a block pattern in which an outside blocker fronts the quick hitter as the middle double blocks on the sideline; the action of the ball leaving the setter's hands; the action of the setter moving towards the net . . 1 generally thought of as the act of allowing the centrifugal force of the body/arms/hands/clubhead to take its course on the downswing rather than holding on or inhibiting it 2 when a ball stops spinning backward and starts to roll forward Example: He was afraid of hookng the ball, so he wasn't releasing/letting it go 2 My chip shot released nicely and rolled right up in front of the hole . 18. An instrument releasing property from the lien of the mortgage, judgement, etc . 19. Used in the context of general equities Allow another party to a trade to be free from any previously-made obligation concerning that trade, hence allowing them to show the inquiry/order to a new broker . 20. An instrument releasing property from the lien of the mortgage, judgment, etc . 21. In team programming, the act of updating the configuration of program elements contained in a specific edition of a project or package When package or class owners release modified editions into a containing project or package, they update the team baseline See baseline . 22. A software CI which is introduced into the test, and subsequently live, environment In most cases, the release will also include documentation and possibly hardware as well . 23. To let up on a mouse button or key that has been pressed Sometimes it is the press that initiates the action; sometimes it is the release . . —Any spilling, leaking, pumping, pouring, emitting, emptying, discharging, injecting, escaping, leaching, dumping, or disposing into the environment of a hazardous or toxic chemical or extremely hazardous substance . 24. The act of leaving the bar and performing a move before the re-grasp . 25. A discharge from obligation or responsibility To let go of, or give up a legal claim The most common types in insurance are: First Party Release - between the insured and the insurance company Third Party Release - between the insured and a third party Indemnifying Release - between the insured and a guardian for a minor or other person not legally competent . 26. A sharp downward motion of the hand which serves to remove the oar blade from the water and start the rowing cycle That point at which the oars are taken out of the water at the end of the drive, also the beginning of the recovery. . the moment that the ball leaves a shooter's hands . 27. If you have options to purchase shares in a company but you release your options, you will not be able to exercise your option to buy the shares Any payment you receive for the release is taxable . . the term for what occurs when a person separates from his reactive mind or some part of it The degree and relative permanence of being pulled out of the reactive mind determines the state of Release There are a number of states or stages of Release and these are called Grades See also Expanded Lower Grades; Grades . 28. To hit the ball such that it rolls on impact with the green Also refers to movement of golfer's hands during a swing . . includes any spilling, leaking, pumping, pouring, emitting, emptying, discharging, injecting, escaping, leaching, dumping, or disposing of a hazardous substance into the environment, or the abandonment or discarding of barrels, containers, and other closed receptacles containing a hazardous substance . . to relieve from debt or security or abandon a right, such as the release of a deed of trust from part or all of the encumbered land The instrument effecting a release . . leaving the bar to perform a move before regrasping it . 29. The part of the rowing action when the oar is removed from the water after driving through it . . To relieve from debt or security or abandon a right, such as the release of a mortgage lien from a part or all of the land mortgaged The instrument effecting a release .