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Relief 1Definition: 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 2Definition: 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 3Definition: That which
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 4Definition: 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 5Definition: The projection of a figure above the ground or plane on which it is formed.
Relief 6Definition: The appearance of projection given by shading, shadow,
etc., to any figure.
Relief 7Definition: The height to which
works are raised above the bottom of the ditch.
Relief 8Definition: The
elevations and surface
undulations of a country.
relief 9Definition: the act of reducing something unpleasant (as pain or annoyance); "he asked the nurse for relief from the constant pain"
relief 10Definition: the act of freeing a city or town that has been besieged; "he asked for troops for the relief of Atlanta"
relief 11Definition: aid for the aged or indigent or handicapped; "he has been on relief for many years"
relief 12Definition: assistance in time of difficulty; "the
contributions provided some relief for the
relief 13Definition: sculpture consisting of
shapes carved on a surface so as to stand out from the surrounding background
relief 14Definition: a change for the better
relief 15Definition: the feeling that comes when something burdensome is removed or reduced; "as he heard the news he was suddenly flooded with relief"
relief 16Definition: 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
relief 17Definition: (law) redress awarded by a court; "was the relief supposed to be protection from future harm or compensation for past
relief 18Definition: 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 19Definition: a pause for relaxation; "people actually accomplish more when they take time for short