Associations to the word «Release»


RELEASE, noun. The event of setting (someone or something) free (e.g. hostages, slaves, prisoners, caged animals, hooked or stuck mechanisms).
RELEASE, noun. (software) The distribution of an initial or new and upgraded version of a computer software product; the distribution can be both public or private.
RELEASE, noun. Anything recently released or made available (as for sale).
RELEASE, noun. That which is released, untied or let go.
RELEASE, noun. (biochemistry) The process by which a chemical substance is set free.
RELEASE, noun. (phonetics) (sound synthesis) The act or manner of ending a sound.
RELEASE, noun. (railways) (historical) In the block system, a printed card conveying information and instructions to be used at intermediate sidings without telegraphic stations.
RELEASE, noun. A device adapted to hold or release a device or mechanism as required.
RELEASE, noun. 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.
RELEASE, noun. The catch on an electromagnetic circuit breaker for a motor, triggered in the event of an overload.
RELEASE, verb. To let go (of); to cease to hold or contain.
RELEASE, verb. To make available to the public.
RELEASE, verb. To free or liberate; to set free.
RELEASE, verb. To discharge.
RELEASE, verb. (telephone) (of a call) To hang up.
RELEASE, verb. (legal) 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.
RELEASE, verb. To loosen; to relax; to remove the obligation of.
RELEASE, verb. (soccer) To set up; to provide with a goal-scoring opportunity
RELEASE, verb. (biochemistry) To set free a chemical substance.
RELEASE, verb. (transitive) To lease again; to grant a new lease of; to let back.
RELEASE CANDIDATE, noun. (software development) A version of a program that is nearly ready for release but may still have a few bugs; the status between beta version and release version.
RELEASE CANDIDATES, noun. Plural of release candidate
RELEASE MODE, noun. (programming) The mode of the compiler where the code is compiled for the end user, most often with optimisations.
RELEASE MODES, noun. Plural of release mode
RELEASE NOTES, noun. (computing) Documents distributed along with a release of a software product.
RELEASE VERSION, noun. A development status used when the program or application is ready to be released into the public, maybe with some last minute changes. This status comes after release candidate, and is the last status given to the program.
RELEASE WARRANT, noun. (legal) a court order authorising the release of a detained or imprisoned person.

Dictionary definition

RELEASE, noun. Merchandise issued for sale or public showing (especially a record or film); "a new release from the London Symphony Orchestra".
RELEASE, noun. The act of liberating someone or something.
RELEASE, noun. A process that liberates or discharges something; "there was a sudden release of oxygen"; "the release of iodine from the thyroid gland".
RELEASE, noun. An announcement distributed to members of the press in order to supplement or replace an oral presentation.
RELEASE, noun. The termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart).
RELEASE, noun. Euphemistic expressions for death; "thousands mourned his passing".
RELEASE, noun. A legal document evidencing the discharge of a debt or obligation.
RELEASE, noun. A device that when pressed will release part of a mechanism.
RELEASE, noun. Activity that frees or expresses creative energy or emotion; "she had no other outlet for her feelings"; "he gave vent to his anger".
RELEASE, noun. The act of allowing a fluid to escape.
RELEASE, noun. A formal written statement of relinquishment.
RELEASE, noun. (music) the act or manner of terminating a musical phrase or tone.
RELEASE, verb. Release, as from one's grip; "Let go of the door handle, please!"; "relinquish your grip on the rope--you won't fall".
RELEASE, verb. Grant freedom to; free from confinement.
RELEASE, verb. Let (something) fall or spill from a container; "turn the flour onto a plate".
RELEASE, verb. Prepare and issue for public distribution or sale; "publish a magazine or newspaper".
RELEASE, verb. Eliminate (a substance); "combustion products are exhausted in the engine"; "the plant releases a gas".
RELEASE, verb. Generate and separate from cells or bodily fluids; "secrete digestive juices"; "release a hormone into the blood stream".
RELEASE, verb. Make (information) available for publication; "release the list with the names of the prisoners".
RELEASE, verb. Part with a possession or right; "I am relinquishing my bedroom to the long-term house guest"; "resign a claim to the throne".
RELEASE, verb. Release (gas or energy) as a result of a chemical reaction or physical decomposition.
RELEASE, verb. Make (assets) available; "release the holdings in the dictator's bank account".

Wise words

Speak clearly, if you speak at all; carve every word before you let it fall.
Oliver Wendell Holmes