"releases" in the noun sense
merchandise issued for sale or public showing (especially a record or film
"a new release from the London Symphony Orchestra"
2. liberation, release, freeing
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"
4. handout, press release, release
an announcement distributed to members of the press in order to supplement or replace an oral presentation
5. dismissal, dismission, discharge, firing, liberation, release, sack, sacking
the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart)
6. passing, loss, departure, exit, expiration, going, release
euphemistic expressions for death
"thousands mourned his passing"
7. acquittance, release
a legal document evidencing the discharge of a debt or obligation
8. release, button
a device that when pressed will release part of a mechanism
9. release, outlet, vent
activity that frees or expresses creative energy or emotion
"she had no other outlet for her feelings"
"he gave vent to his anger"
10. spill, spillage, release
the act of allowing a fluid to escape
11. release, waiver, discharge
a formal written statement of relinquishment
12. release, tone ending
music) the act or manner of terminating a musical phrase or tone
"releases" in the verb sense
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
2. free, liberate, release, unloose, unloosen, loose
grant freedom to free from confinement
3. turn, release
let (something) fall or spill from a container
"turn the flour onto a plate"
4. publish, bring out, put out, issue, release
prepare and issue for public distribution or sale
"publish a magazine or newspaper"
5. exhaust, discharge, expel, eject, release
eliminate (a substance
"combustion products are exhausted in the engine"
"the plant releases a gas"
6. secrete, release
generate and separate from cells or bodily fluids
"secrete digestive juices"
"release a hormone into the blood stream"
7. free, release
make (information) available for publication
"release the list with the names of the prisoners"
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"
9. release, free, liberate
release (gas or energy) as a result of a chemical reaction or physical decomposition
10. unblock, unfreeze, free, release
make (assets) available
"release the holdings in the dictator's bank account"
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