HyperDic: relief

English > 11 senses of the word relief:
NOUNfeelingrelief, alleviation, assuagementthe feeling that comes when something burdensome is removed or reduced
staterelief, easethe condition of being comfortable or relieved (especially after being relieved of distress)
possessionrelief(law) redress awarded by a court
person relief, stand-in, substitute, reliever, backup, backup man, fill-insomeone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult)
actrelief, succor, succour, ministrationassistance in time of difficulty
timerelief, respite, rest, rest perioda pause for relaxation
eventrelief, easing, moderationa change for the better
actreliefaid for the aged or indigent or handicapped
actrelief, easing, easement, alleviationthe act of reducing something unpleasant (as pain or annoyance)
artifactrelief, relievo, rilievo, embossment, sculptural reliefsculpture consisting of shapes carved on a surface so as to stand out from the surrounding background
actreliefthe act of freeing a city or town that has been besieged
relief > pronunciation
Soundsrihliy'f; riyliy'f
Rhymesbeef ... thief: 21 rhymes with iyf...
English > relief: 11 senses > noun 1, feeling
MeaningThe feeling that comes when something burdensome is removed or reduced.
Example"as he heard the news he was suddenly flooded with relief"
Synonymsalleviation, assuagement
BroadercomfortA feeling of freedom from worry or disappointment
Spanishalivio, desahogo, descanso, respiro, sosiego, tranquilidad
Catalanalleugeriment, alleujament, assossec, relaxació, tranquil·litat
English > relief: 11 senses > noun 2, state
MeaningThe condition of being comfortable or relieved (especially after being relieved of distress).
Example"he enjoyed his relief from responsibility"
Synonymease
Narrowerreprieve, respiteA (temporary) relief from harm or discomfort
Broadercomfort, comfortablenessA state of being relaxed and feeling no pain
Spanishalivio, desahogo, tranquilidad
Catalanalleujament, allugeriment, tranquil·litat
English > relief: 11 senses > noun 3, possession
Meaning(law) redress awarded by a court.
Example"was the relief supposed to be protection from future harm or compensation for past injury?"
Categorylaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
Broaderdamages, amends, indemnity, indemnification, restitution, redressA sum of money paid in compensation for loss or injury
Spanishcompensación
English > relief: 11 senses > noun 4, person
Meaningsomeone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult).
Synonymsstand-in, substitute, reliever, backup, backup man, fill-in
Narrowerdouble, stunt man, stunt womanA stand-in for movie stars to perform dangerous stunts
locum tenens, locumsomeone (physician or clergyman) who substitutes temporarily for another member of the same profession
surrogate, alternate, replacementsomeone who takes the place of another person
Broaderpeer, equal, match, compeerA person who is of equal standing with another in a group
Spanishdoble, substituto, suplente, sustituto
Catalansubstitut, suplent
English > relief: 11 senses > noun 5, act
MeaningAssistance in time of difficulty.
Example"the contributions provided some relief for the victims"
Synonymssuccor, succour, ministration
Narrowerconsolation, comfort, solaceThe act of consoling
mercyalleviation of distress / distress
Broaderaid, assist, assistance, helpThe activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose
Spanishauxilio, ayuda humanitaria, ayuda, socorro
Catalansocors
English > relief: 11 senses > noun 6, time
MeaningA pause for relaxation.
Synonymsrespite, rest, rest period
Narrowerbreath, breather, breathing place, breathing space, breathing spell, breathing timeA short respite
Broaderpause, intermission, break, interruption, suspensionA time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something
Spanishdesahogo, descanso, pausa, período de descanso, respiro
Catalandescans, pausa
English > relief: 11 senses > noun 7, event
MeaningA change for the better.
Synonymseasing, moderation
Narrowerbreath of fresh airA welcome relief
disembarrassmentSomething that extricates you from embarrassment
Broaderchange, alteration, modificationAn event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another
Spanishaligeración, aligeramiento, alivio, desahogo, descanso, moderación, respiro, sosiego
Catalanalleugeriment, alleujament, descans
English > relief: 11 senses > noun 8, act
MeaningAid for the aged or indigent or handicapped.
Example"he has been on relief for many years"
Broadersocial welfare, welfare, public assistancegovernmental provision of economic assistance to persons in need
English > relief: 11 senses > noun 9, act
MeaningThe act of reducing something unpleasant (as pain or annoyance).
Example"he asked the nurse for relief from the constant pain"
Synonymseasing, easement, alleviation
Narrowerdecompression, decompressingrelieving pressure (especially bringing a compressed person gradually back to atmospheric pressure)
detenteThe easing of tensions or strained relations / relations (especially between nations)
liberalization, liberalisation, relaxationThe act of making less strict / strict
palliationeasing the severity of a pain or a disease without removing the cause
spasmolysisThe relaxation or relief of muscle spasms
Broaderdecrease, diminution, reduction, step-downThe act of decreasing or reducing something
Spanishalivio, aplacamiento, atenuación, mitigación
Catalanalleugeriment, alleujament, atenuació, mitigació
English > relief: 11 senses > noun 10, artifact
Meaningsculpture consisting of shapes carved on a surface so as to stand out from the surrounding background.
Synonymsrelievo, rilievo, embossment, sculptural relief
Narroweralto relievo, alto rilievo, high reliefA sculptural relief in which forms extend out from the background to at least half their depth
bas relief, low relief, basso relievo, basso rilievoA sculptural relief in which forms extend only slightly from the background
mezzo-relievo, mezzo-rilievo, half-reliefA sculptural relief between low relief and high relief
BroadersculptureA three-dimensional work of plastic art
Spanishrelevo, relieve, relievo, rilievo
Catalanrelleu, rilievo
English > relief: 11 senses > noun 11, act
MeaningThe act of freeing a city or town that has been besieged.
Example"he asked for troops for the relief of Atlanta"
Broaderliberation, release, freeingThe act of liberating someone or something

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