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Noun
/riˈlēf/,
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reliefs, plural;
  1. A feeling of reassurance and relaxation following release from anxiety or distress
    • - much to her relief, she saw the door open
  2. A cause of or occasion for such a feeling
    • - it was a relief to find somewhere to stay
  3. The alleviation of pain, discomfort, or distress
    • - tablets for the relief of pain
  4. A temporary break in a generally tense or tedious situation
    • - the comic characters aren't part of the plot but just light relief
  5. Assistance, esp. in the form of food, clothing, or money, given to those in special need or difficulty
    • - raising money for famine relief
    • - relief workers
  6. A remission of tax normally due
    • - people who donate money to charity will receive tax relief
  7. The redress of a hardship or grievance

  8. The action of raising the siege of a besieged town
    • - the relief of Mafeking
  9. A person or group of people replacing others who have been on duty
    • - the relief nurse was late
  10. The role of a relief pitcher

  11. The state of being clearly visible or obvious due to being accentuated in some way
    • - the setting sun threw the snow-covered peaks into relief
  12. A method of molding, carving, or stamping in which the design stands out from the surface, to a greater (high relief) or lesser (bas-relief) extent

  13. A piece of sculpture in relief

  14. A representation of relief given by an arrangement of line or color or shading

  15. Difference in height from the surrounding terrain; the amount of variation in elevation and slope in a particular area


  1. the feeling that comes when something burdensome is removed or reduced; "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); "he enjoyed his relief from responsibility"; "getting it off his conscience gave him some ease"
  3. (law) redress awarded by a court; "was the relief supposed to be protection from future harm or compensation for past injury?"
  4. stand-in: 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"
  5. assistance in time of difficulty; "the contributions provided some relief for the victims"
  6. respite: a pause for relaxation; "people actually accomplish more when they take time for short rests"
  7. A relief is a sculptured artwork where a carved or modelled form is raised—or, in a sunken-relief, lowered—from a plane from which the main elements of the composition project (or sink). ...
  8. Optical relief (usually noted as simply relief) is a concept in optical mineralogy which refers to the degree in which mineral grains stand out from the mounting medium, usually either oil with a known refractive index or Canada Balsam. Relief is an important part of the Becke line test.
  9. Relief, or profile, refers to the amount of curvature in the neck of a guitar or other similar stringed instrument. When the strings of a guitar vibrate, they vibrate in an elliptical shape. ...
  10. the removal of stress or discomfort; the feeling associated with the removal of stress or discomfort; the person who takes over a shift for another; aid or assistance offered in time of need; court-ordered compensation, aid, or protection, a redress; tax savings; a type of artwork in which ...
  11. (Reliefs) In some cases, you may be able to use tax reliefs to reduce or defer your taxable gains. These include Entrepreneurs’ Relief, Private Residence Relief and Business Asset Roll-Over Relief. Some are automatic, but others have to be claimed.
  12. (reliefs) The projection of a figure or a part of a figure from the background of a carving. Relief sculpture can be either "high" or "low," depending on the height of the projection.
  13. The projection of art from a flat surface. The shortened form of bas-relief.
  14. Carving or embossing raised above a background plane, as in a bas-relief.
  15. The elevations or inequalities of a land surface, considered collectively.
  16. The height of the devices of a particular coin design.
  17. A raised impression on a comic book cover that gives the illusion of three dimensions.
  18. A technique in which the portions of a plate intended to print are raised above the surface, as in woodcut, linocut, etc.
  19. Making a design prominent by raising it or by cutting away the surface or background of the design.
  20. Where you drop a ball that was in a hazard or affected by an obstruction.
  21. The amount of Forward Bow, cupping or convex shape that a guitar neck possesses. Also see Forward Bow and Backward Bow.
  22. A relief print is one whose image is printed from a design raised on the surface of a block. In this type of print the ink lies on the top of the block and is transferred to the paper under light pressure.
  23. Assistance or redress at the hands of the court.
  24. Three-dimensional ornament or shape projecting from a flat surface upon which it was worked, by modeling or carving.
  25. Various types of special payment plans or other assistance offered to borrowers who have missed payments; enables borrower to bring loan current.