HyperDic: reliever

English > 3 senses of the word reliever:
NOUNperson reliever, stand-in, substitute, relief, backup, backup man, fill-insomeone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult)
person reliever, allayer, comfortera person who reduces the intensity (e.g., of fears) and calms and pacifies
person reliever, relief pitcher, firemana pitcher who does not start the game
reliever > pronunciation
Soundsriyliy'ver
Rhymesachiever ... woodcarver: 114 rhymes with ver...
English > reliever: 3 senses > noun 1, person
Meaningsomeone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult).
Synonymsstand-in, substitute, relief, 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
Verbsrelievefree someone temporarily from his or her obligations
English > reliever: 3 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningA person who reduces the intensity (e.g., of fears) and calms and pacifies.
Example"a reliever of anxiety"
Synonymsallayer, comforter
Broaderperson, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soulA human being
Spanishallayer
Catalanallayer
Verbsrelievelessen the intensity of or calm
English > reliever: 3 senses > noun 3, person
MeaningA pitcher who does not start the game.
Synonymsrelief pitcher, fireman
Narrowercloser, finisher(baseball) a relief pitcher who can protect a lead in the last inning or two of the game
Broaderpitcher, hurler, twirler(baseball) the person who does the pitching
Verbsrelievefree someone temporarily from his or her obligations

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