Definitions of relief:
  • noun:   the act of freeing a city or town that has been besieged
    Example: "He asked for troops for the relief of Atlanta"
  • noun:   aid for the aged or indigent or handicapped
    Example: "He has been on relief for many years"
  • noun:   assistance in time of difficulty
    Example: "The contributions provided some relief for the victims"
  • noun:   sculpture consisting of shapes carved on a surface so as to stand out from the surrounding background
  • noun:   the feeling that comes when something burdensome is removed or reduced
    Example: "As he heard the news he was suddenly flooded with relief"
  • noun:   (law) redress awarded by a court
    Example: "Was the relief supposed to be protection from future harm or compensation for past injury?"
  • noun:   the condition of being comfortable or relieved (especially after being relieved of distress)
    Example: "He enjoyed his relief from responsibility"
  • noun:   a change for the better
  • noun:   someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult)
  • noun:   a pause for relaxation
  • noun:   the act of reducing something unpleasant (as pain or annoyance)
    Example: "He asked the nurse for relief from the constant pain"

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