Meaning of relief

Definition of relief

(noun) the feeling that comes when something burdensome is removed or reduced; "as he heard the news he was suddenly flooded with relief"
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"
(law) redress awarded by a court; "was the relief supposed to be protection from future harm or compensation for past injury?"
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 fill-ins"
assistance in time of difficulty; "the contributions provided some relief for the victims"
a pause for relaxation; "people actually accomplish more when they take time for short rests"
a change for the better
aid for the aged or indigent or handicapped; "he has been on relief for many years"
the act of reducing something unpleasant (as pain or annoyance); "he asked the nurse for relief from the constant pain"
sculpture consisting of shapes carved on a surface so as to stand out from the surrounding background
the act of freeing a city or town that has been besieged; "he asked for troops for the relief of Atlanta"

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