Associations to the word «Relief»

Wiktionary

RELIEF, noun. The removal of stress or discomfort.
RELIEF, noun. The feeling associated with the removal of stress or discomfort.
RELIEF, noun. The person who takes over a shift for another.
RELIEF, noun. Aid or assistance offered in time of need.
RELIEF, noun. (legal) Court-ordered compensation, aid, or protection, a redress.
RELIEF, noun. A lowering of a tax through special provisions; short for tax relief.
RELIEF, noun. A type of sculpture or other artwork in which shapes or figures protrude from a flat background.
RELIEF, noun. The apparent difference in elevation in the surface of a painting or drawing made noticeable by a variation in light or color.
RELIEF, noun. The difference of elevations on a surface.
RELIEF AGENCIES, noun. Plural of relief agency
RELIEF AGENCY, noun. A humanitarian organization trying to bring relief to the poor and needy.
RELIEF DRINKING, noun. The drinking of alcohol in order to avoid withdrawal symptoms.
RELIEF MAP, noun. (cartography) A map that shows the three-dimensional topography of terrain, usually by use of contours but sometimes with colors or by hatching.
RELIEF MAPS, noun. Plural of relief map
RELIEF PITCHER, noun. (baseball) A pitcher who enters the game after the starting pitcher or another relief pitcher is removed due to injury, ineffectiveness, ejection from the game or fatigue.
RELIEF PITCHERS, noun. Plural of relief pitcher
RELIEF PRINTING, noun. Any printing method in which the ink is laid upon the protruding parts of the printing form.
RELIEF TEACHER, noun. (Australia) (New Zealand) supply teacher
RELIEF TEACHERS, noun. Plural of relief teacher
RELIEF VALVE, noun. A safety valve that relieves pressure when it becomes high but before it becomes dangerous.
RELIEF VALVES, noun. Plural of relief valve
RELIEF WORKER, noun. A person who works, and often volunteers, in a relief agency.
RELIEF WORKERS, noun. Plural of relief worker

Dictionary definition

RELIEF, noun. The feeling that comes when something burdensome is removed or reduced; "as he heard the news he was suddenly flooded with relief".
RELIEF, noun. The condition of being comfortable or relieved (especially after being relieved of distress); "he enjoyed his relief from responsibility"; "getting it off his conscience gave him some ease".
RELIEF, noun. (law) redress awarded by a court; "was the relief supposed to be protection from future harm or compensation for past injury?".
RELIEF, noun. Someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult); "the star had a stand-in for dangerous scenes"; "we need extra employees for summer fill-ins".
RELIEF, noun. Assistance in time of difficulty; "the contributions provided some relief for the victims".
RELIEF, noun. A pause for relaxation; "people actually accomplish more when they take time for short rests".
RELIEF, noun. A change for the better.
RELIEF, noun. Aid for the aged or indigent or handicapped; "he has been on relief for many years".
RELIEF, noun. The act of reducing something unpleasant (as pain or annoyance); "he asked the nurse for relief from the constant pain".
RELIEF, noun. Sculpture consisting of shapes carved on a surface so as to stand out from the surrounding background.
RELIEF, noun. The act of freeing a city or town that has been besieged; "he asked for troops for the relief of Atlanta".

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