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Relief 1

Definition: 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.

Relief 2

Definition: 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.

Relief 3

Definition: 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.

Relief 4

Definition: 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.

Relief 5

Definition: The projection of a figure above the ground or plane on which it is formed.

Relief 6

Definition: The appearance of projection given by shading, shadow, etc., to any figure.

Relief 7

Definition: The height to which works are raised above the bottom of the ditch.

Relief 8

Definition: The elevations and surface undulations of a country.

relief 9

Definition: the act of reducing something unpleasant (as pain or annoyance); "he asked the nurse for relief from the constant pain"

relief 10

Definition: the act of freeing a city or town that has been besieged; "he asked for troops for the relief of Atlanta"

relief 11

Definition: aid for the aged or indigent or handicapped; "he has been on relief for many years"

relief 12

Definition: assistance in time of difficulty; "the contributions provided some relief for the victims"

relief 13

Definition: sculpture consisting of shapes carved on a surface so as to stand out from the surrounding background

relief 14

Definition: a change for the better

relief 15

Definition: the feeling that comes when something burdensome is removed or reduced; "as he heard the news he was suddenly flooded with relief"

relief 16

Definition: 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 17

Definition: (law) redress awarded by a court; "was the relief supposed to be protection from future harm or compensation for past injury?"

relief 18

Definition: 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 19

Definition: a pause for relaxation; "people actually accomplish more when they take time for short rests"

 

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