1. The feeling that comes when something burdensome is removed or reduced (synset 107508420)
    "as he heard the news he was suddenly flooded with relief"
  2. The condition of being comfortable or relieved (especially after being relieved of distress) (synset 114469215)
    "he enjoyed his relief from responsibility"; "getting it off his conscience gave him some ease"
  3. (law) redress awarded by a court (synset 113312014)
    "was the relief supposed to be protection from future harm or compensation for past injury?"
  4. Someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult) (synset 110667676)
    "the star had a stand-in for dangerous scenes"; "we need extra employees for summer fill-ins"
  5. Assistance in time of difficulty (synset 101211710)
    "the contributions provided some relief for the victims"
  6. A pause for relaxation (synset 115299060)
    "people actually accomplish more when they take time for short rests"
  7. A change for the better (synset 107371701)
  8. Aid for the aged or indigent or handicapped (synset 101090092)
    "he has been on relief for many years"
  9. The act of reducing something unpleasant (as pain or annoyance) (synset 100355710)
    "he asked the nurse for relief from the constant pain"
  10. Sculpture consisting of shapes carved on a surface so as to stand out from the surrounding background (synset 104080781)
  11. The act of freeing a city or town that has been besieged (synset 101077491)
    "he asked for troops for the relief of Atlanta"

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