Definition of release (noun)
- merchandise issued for sale or public showing (especially a record or film)
- "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 (leaving them free to depart)
- euphemistic expressions for death
- a legal document evidencing the discharge of a debt or obligation
- synonyms: acquittance
- a device that when pressed will release part of a mechanism
- synonyms: button
- activity that frees or expresses creative energy or emotion
- the act of allowing a fluid to escape
- a formal written statement of relinquishment
- (music) the act or manner of terminating a musical phrase or tone
- synonyms: tone ending
Definition of release (verb)
- release, as from one's grip
- grant freedom to; free from confinement
- let (something) fall or spill from a container
- "turn the flour onto a plate"
- synonyms: turn
- prepare and issue for public distribution or sale
- eliminate (a substance)
- generate and separate from cells or bodily fluids
- "secrete digestive juices"; "release a hormone into the blood stream"
- synonyms: secrete
- make (information) available for publication
- "release the list with the names of the prisoners"
- synonyms: free
- part with a possession or right
- release (gas or energy) as a result of a chemical reaction or physical decomposition
- make (assets) available
Source: Princeton University Wordnet