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Noun release has 11 senses
  1. release - merchandise issued for sale or public showing (especially a record or film); "a new release from the London Symphony Orchestra"
    --1 is a kind of
    merchandise, wares, product
    Derived forms: verb release7, verb release5
  2. liberation, release, freeing - the act of liberating someone or something
    --2 is a kind of accomplishment, achievement
    --2 has particulars:
     jail delivery; deregulation, deregulating; relief; unsnarling, untangling, disentanglement, extrication; emancipation; clearing; manumission; parole; probation
    Derived form: verb release2
  3. release - a process that liberates or discharges something; "there was a sudden release of oxygen"; "the release of iodine from the thyroid gland"
    --3 is a kind of
    natural process, natural action, action, activity
    --3 has particulars: emission
    Derived forms: verb release6, verb release4
  4. handout, press release, release - an announcement distributed to members of the press in order to supplement or replace an oral presentation
    --4 is a kind of announcement, promulgation
  5. dismissal, dismission, discharge, firing, liberation, release, sack, sacking - the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart)
    --5 is a kind of termination, ending, conclusion
    --5 has particulars:
     superannuation; conge; removal; deactivation, inactivation; dishonorable discharge; Section Eight
  6. passing, loss, departure, exit, expiration, going, release - euphemistic expressions for death; "thousands mourned his passing"
    --6 is a kind of death, decease
  7. acquittance, release - a legal document evidencing the discharge of a debt or obligation
    --7 is a kind of legal document, legal instrument, official document, instrument
    Derived form: verb release8
  8. release, outlet, vent - activity that releases or expresses creative energy or emotion; "she had no other outlet for her feelings"; "he gave vent to his anger"
    --8 is a kind of activity
  9. spill, spillage, release - the act of allowing a fluid to escape
    --9 is a kind of flow, stream
    Derived form: verb release3
  10. release, waiver, discharge - a formal written statement of relinquishment
    --10 is a kind of relinquishment, relinquishing
    --10 has particulars: exemption, immunity, granting immunity
    Derived form: verb release8
  11. release, tone ending - (music) the act or manner of terminating a musical phrase or tone
    --11 is a kind of termination, ending, conclusion
    --11 has particulars: plosion, explosion
Verb release has 9 senses
  1. let go of, let go, release, relinquish - release, as from one's grip; "Let go of the door handle, please!"; "relinquish your grip on the rope--you won't fall"
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  2. free, liberate, release, unloose, unloosen, loose - grant freedom to; free from confinement
    Derived form: noun release2
    Sample sentence:
    They want to release the prisoners
  3. turn, release - let (something) fall or spill a container; "turn the flour onto a plate"
    --3 is one way to transmit, transfer, transport, channel, channelize, channelise
    Derived form: noun release9
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something PP
  4. discharge, expel, eject, release - eliminate (substances) from the body
    Derived form: noun release3
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  5. publish, bring out, put out, issue, release - prepare and issue for public distribution or sale; "publish a magazine or newspaper"
    --5 is one way to publicize, publicise, air, bare
    Derived form: noun release1
    Sample sentence:
    Sam and Sue release the movie
  6. secrete, release - generate and separate from cells or bodily fluids; "secrete digestive juices"; "release a hormone into the blood stream"
    --6 is one way to exude, exudate, transude, ooze out, ooze
    Derived form: noun release3
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  7. free, release - make (information) available publication; "release the list with the names of the prisoners"
    --7 is one way to issue, supply
    Derived form: noun release1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  8. release, relinquish, resign, free, give up - part with a possession or right; "I am relinquishing my bedroom to the long-term house guest"; "resign a claim to the throne"
    --8 is one way to pass, hand, reach, pass on, turn over, give
    Derived forms: noun release10, noun release7
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s something to somebody
  9. unblock, unfreeze, free, release - make (assets) available; "release the holdings in the dictator's bank account"
    --9 is one way to issue, supply
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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