Definition and Meanings for relief

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Relief is ranked 1,822 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of relief

noun

Etymology of relief

oe. relef, f. relief, properly, a lifting up, a standing out. see relieve, and cf. basrelief, rilievi

Meaning of relief


as noun

  • the act of relieving, or the state of being relieved; the removal, or partial removal, of any evil, or of anything oppressive or burdensome, by which some ease is obtained; succor; alleviation; comfort; ease; redress.
  • release from a post, or from the performance of duty, by the intervention of others, by discharge, or by relay; as, a relief of a sentry.
  • that which removes or lessens evil, pain, discomfort, uneasiness, etc.; that which gives succor, aid, or comfort; also, the person who relieves from performance of duty by taking the place of another; a relay.
  • a fine or composition which the heir of a deceased tenant paid to the lord for the privilege of taking up the estate, which, on strict feudal principles, had lapsed or fallen to the lord on the death of the tenant.
  • the projection of a figure above the ground or plane on which it is formed.
  • the appearance of projection given by shading, shadow, etc., to any figure.
  • the height to which works are raised above the bottom of the ditch.
  • the elevations and surface undulations of a country.
  • No antonyms for relief

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