1. Merchandise issued for sale or public showing (especially a record or film) (synset 104080320)
    "a new release from the London Symphony Orchestra"
  2. The act of liberating someone or something (synset 100096322)
  3. A process that liberates or discharges something (synset 113570875)
    "there was a sudden release of oxygen"; "the release of iodine from the thyroid gland"
  4. An announcement distributed to members of the press in order to supplement or replace an oral presentation (synset 106760197)
  5. The termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart) (synset 100217041)
  6. Euphemistic expressions for death (synset 107348249)
    "thousands mourned his passing"
  7. A legal document evidencing the discharge of a debt or obligation (synset 106564805)
  8. A device that when pressed will release part of a mechanism (synset 104080537)
  9. Activity that frees or expresses creative energy or emotion (synset 101266940)
    "she had no other outlet for her feelings"; "he gave vent to his anger"
  10. The act of allowing a fluid to escape (synset 100330445)
  11. A formal written statement of relinquishment (synset 100214561)
  12. (music) the act or manner of terminating a musical phrase or tone (synset 100211789)
  1. Release, as from one's grip (synset 201477180)
    "Let go of the door handle, please!"; "relinquish your grip on the rope--you won't fall"
  2. Grant freedom to;
    Free from confinement (synset 202426474)
  3. Let (something) fall or spill from a container (synset 201439155)
    "turn the flour onto a plate"
  4. Prepare and issue for public distribution or sale (synset 200969657)
    "publish a magazine or newspaper"
  5. Eliminate (a substance) (synset 200104622)
    "combustion products are exhausted in the engine"; "the plant releases a gas"
  6. Generate and separate from cells or bodily fluids (synset 200069066)
    "secrete digestive juices"; "release a hormone into the blood stream"
  7. Make (information) available for publication (synset 202499696)
    "release the list with the names of the prisoners"
  8. Part with a possession or right (synset 202321284)
    "I am relinquishing my bedroom to the long-term house guest"; "resign a claim to the throne"
  9. Release (gas or energy) as a result of a chemical reaction or physical decomposition (synset 201761838)
  10. Make (assets) available (synset 200270568)
    "release the holdings in the dictator's bank account"

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