verb (used with object), released, releasing.
to free from confinement, bondage, obligation, pain, etc.; let go:
to release a prisoner; to release someone from a debt.
to free from anything that restrains, fastens, etc.:
to release a catapult.
to allow to be known, issued, done, or exhibited:
to release an article for publication.
Law. to give up, relinquish, or surrender (a right, claim, etc.).
a freeing or releasing from confinement, obligation, pain, emotional strain, etc.
liberation from anything that restrains or fastens.
some device or agency for effecting such liberation.
a grant of permission, as to publish, use, or sell something.
the releasing of something for publication, performance, use, exhibition, or sale.
the film, book, record, etc., that is released.
the surrender of a right or the like to another.
a document embodying such a surrender.
Law Obsolete. a remission, as of a debt, tax, or tribute.
a control mechanism for starting or stopping a machine, especially by removing some restrictive apparatus.
the opening of an exhaust port or valve at or near the working stroke of an engine so that the working fluid can be exhausted on the return stroke.
the point in the stroke of an engine at which the exhaust port or valve is opened.
(in jazz or popular music) a bridge.
verb (used with object), re-leased, re-leasing.
to lease again.
Law. to make over (land, property, etc.), as to another.
a contract for re-leasing land or property.
the land or property re-leased.
to free (a person, animal, etc) from captivity or imprisonment
to free (someone) from obligation or duty
to free (something) from (one’s grip); let go or fall
to issue (a record, film, book, etc) for sale or circulation
to make (news or information) known or allow (news or information) to be made known: to release details of an agreement
(law) to relinquish (a right, claim, title, etc) in favour of someone else
(ethology) to evoke (a response) through the presentation of a stimulus that produces the response innately
the act of freeing or state of being freed, as from captivity, imprisonment, duty, pain, life, etc
the act of issuing for sale or publication
something issued for sale or public showing, esp a film or a record: a new release from Bob Dylan
a news item, document, etc, made available for publication, broadcasting, etc
(law) the surrender of a claim, right, title, etc, in favour of someone else
a control mechanism for starting or stopping an engine
the opening of the exhaust valve of a steam engine near the end of the piston stroke
the moment at which this valve opens
the electronic control regulating how long a note sounds after a synthesizer key has been released
the control mechanism for the shutter in a camera
(Or “released version”, “baseline”) A version of a piece of software which has been made public (as opposed to a version that is in development, or otherwise unreleased).
A release is either a major release, a revision, or a bugfix.
Pre-release versions may be called alpha test, or beta test versions.
See change management.
verb (used with object), re-leased, re-leasing. 1. to lease again. 2. Law. to make over (land, property, etc.), as to another. noun 3. a contract for re-leasing land or property. 4. the land or property re-leased.
noun, Journalism. 1. an article, notice, announcement, or the like, issued in advance for publication or broadcast, bearing a release date. 2. the contents of such an advance.
verb (used with object), re-leased, re-leasing. 1. to lease again. 2. Law. to make over (land, property, etc.), as to another. noun 3. a contract for re-leasing land or property. 4. the land or property re-leased. verb (used with object), released, releasing. 1. to free from confinement, bondage, obligation, pain, etc.; let go: to release […]
noun, Journalism. 1. the time, as the day, part of the day, and sometimes the hour, on or at which release copy may be published or broadcast. 2. the printed notation of this time on a press release or other advance.