Dictionary Results for relief


1. relief - noun

· the feeling that comes when something burdensome is removed or reduced; "as he heard the news he was suddenly flooded with relief"

Synonym(s): alleviation, assuagement

Hypernym(s): comfort




2. relief - noun

· 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"

Synonym(s): ease

Hypernym(s): comfort, comfortableness




3. relief - noun

· (law) redress awarded by a court; "was the relief supposed to be protection from future harm or compensation for past injury?"

Hypernym(s): damages, amends, indemnity, indemnification, restitution, redress




4. relief - noun

· 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"

Synonym(s): stand-in, substitute, reliever, backup, backup_man, fill-in

Hypernym(s): peer, equal, match, compeer




5. relief - noun

· assistance in time of difficulty; "the contributions provided some relief for the victims"

Synonym(s): succor, succour, ministration

Hypernym(s): aid, assist, assistance, help




6. relief - noun

· a pause for relaxation; "people actually accomplish more when they take time for short rests"

Synonym(s): respite, rest, rest_period

Hypernym(s): pause, intermission, break, interruption, suspension




7. relief - noun

· a change for the better

Synonym(s): easing, moderation

Hypernym(s): change, alteration, modification




8. relief - noun

· aid for the aged or indigent or handicapped; "he has been on relief for many years"

Hypernym(s): social_welfare, welfare, public_assistance




9. relief - noun

· the act of reducing something unpleasant (as pain or annoyance); "he asked the nurse for relief from the constant pain"

Synonym(s): easing, easement, alleviation

Hypernym(s): decrease, diminution, reduction, step-down




10. relief - noun

· sculpture consisting of shapes carved on a surface so as to stand out from the surrounding background

Synonym(s): relievo, rilievo, embossment, sculptural_relief

Hypernym(s): sculpture




11. relief - noun

· the act of freeing a city or town that has been besieged; "he asked for troops for the relief of Atlanta"

Hypernym(s): liberation, release, freeing





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