1 merchandise issued for sale or public showing (especially a record or film); "a new release from the London Symphony Orchestra"
3 a process that liberates or discharges something; "there was a sudden release of oxygen"; "the release of iodine from the thyroid gland"
4 an announcement distributed to members of the press in order to supplement or replace an oral presentation [syn: handout, press release]
5 the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart) [syn: dismissal, dismission, discharge, firing, liberation, sack, sacking]
6 euphemistic expressions for death; "thousands mourned his passing" [syn: passing, loss, departure, exit, expiration, going]
7 a legal document evidencing the discharge of a debt or obligation [syn: acquittance]
8 activity that releases or expresses creative energy or emotion; "she had no other outlet for her feelings"; "he gave vent to his anger" [syn: outlet, vent]
11 (music) the act or manner of terminating a musical phrase or tone [syn: tone ending]
1 release, as from one's grip; "Let go of the door handle, please!"; "relinquish your grip on the rope--you won't fall" [syn: let go of, let go, relinquish] [ant: hold]
2 grant freedom to; free from confinement [syn: free, liberate, unloose, unloosen, loose] [ant: confine]
3 let (something) fall or spill a container; "turn the flour onto a plate" [syn: turn]
5 prepare and issue for public distribution or sale; "publish a magazine or newspaper" [syn: publish, bring out, put out, issue]
6 generate and separate from cells or bodily fluids; "secrete digestive juices"; "release a hormone into the blood stream" [syn: secrete]
7 make (information) available publication; "release the list with the names of the prisoners" [syn: free]
8 part with a possession or right; "I am relinquishing my bedroom to the long-term house guest"; "resign a claim to the throne" [syn: relinquish, resign, free, give up]
9 make (assets) available; "release the holdings in the dictator's bank account" [syn: unblock, unfreeze, free] [ant: freeze, freeze]
- /ɹɪˈliːs/, /r\I"li:s/
- :Rhymes: -iːs
- The distribution of an initial or new and upgraded version of a computer software product; the distribution can be both public or private.
- Anything recently released or made available (as for sale).
- The video store advertised that it had all the latest "releases".
- That which is released, untied or let go.
- They marked the occasion with a release of butterflies.''
software: distribution of a product
product made available
- To lease again; to grant a new lease of; to let back.
- To let go (of); to cease to hold or contain.
- He released his grasp on the lever.
- To make available to the public.
- They released the new product later than intended.
- To free or liberate; to set free.
- He was released after two years in prison.
- To discharge; to
- They released thousands of gallons of water into the river each month.
to lease again; to grant a new lease of; to let back
to let go (of)
- Chinese: 放出 (fàng chū)
- Czech: uvolnit
- Dutch: vrijlaten
- Finnish: vapauttaa
- French: lâcher, libérer
- German: loslassen
- Hebrew: לשחרר (l'shaḥrer)
- Hungarian: elereszteni
- Italian: liberare
- Japanese: 開放する (kaihō-suru), 放す (はなす. hanasu)
- Korean: 석방하다 (seokbanghada)
- Portuguese: soltar
- Russian: отпускать (otpuskát’)
- Spanish: liberar, soltar
- Swedish: släppa, lössläppa
- Turkish: tahliye etmek, bırakmak
- Vietnamese: thả
to make available to the public
to free or liberate
Release may refer to multiple things:
- Music release or film release, the issuing of a product for sale or public showing
- News release, a piece of communication with the purpose of announcing something claimed as having news value
- Software release, the public release of a new version of a piece of software
- Legal release, a legal instrument, typically used to obtain rights prior to making something available to the public
- Release (phonetics) is the opening of the closure of a stop consonant
- Release (David Knopfler album), a 1983 album by David Knopfler
- Release (P.A.L album), a 2000 album by P.A.L
- Release (Pet Shop Boys album), a 2002 album by Pet Shop Boys
- "Release (song)", a song featured on Pearl Jam's debut album, Ten
- "Release (Timbaland song)", a single featured on Timbaland's second studio album Shock Value
- "Release (The Tea Party song)", a song by Canadian rock band The Tea Party
- Release (TV series), a British television series
- "Release" (Angel episode), an episode of the television series Angel
- Release (The X-Files), an episode of the television series The X-Files
- Release (agency), a UK agency set up to provide legal advice and arrange legal representation for young people charged with the possession of drugs
release in German: Release
release in French: Release
release in Portuguese: Release
release in Russian: Релиз
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