release-n; 12 Senses

Sense Number 1: published media available for sale

Commentary: RELEASE[+entity][+artifact][+media][+published][+for_sale]

John's favorite rock band just had a new release lsat month.
This store carries all the new releases.
The British and American releases of her latest book have different titles.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: the act of making media commercially available

Commentary: RELEASE[+event][+making_available][+media][+commercial]

The studio's release of her film on DVD has been delayed.
The courts are blocking the release of that album because of alleged copyright infringement.
The book became a best seller on its release.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 3: the act of liberating captive beings

Commentary: RELEASE[+event][+liberation][+intentional][+of_captive][+being]

The judge has ordered the release of the prisoners.
The release of wolves into the region there has resulted in healthier herds of deer and elk.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 4: the dissemination of a substance

Commentary: RELEASE[+event][+dissemination][+of_substance]

The train wreck resulted in the release of toxic chemicals into the air just outside town.
The release of such particles into the upper atmosphere may contribute to a cooling effect.
The release of raw sewage into the harbor was halted more than 20 years ago.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3, 10

Sense Number 5: an official announcement distributed to the press corps

Commentary: RELEASE[+event][+distribution][+official][+announcement][+to_press_corps]

The spokesman for the White House issued the following release this morning.
There have already been two releases this morning concerning the developing crisis.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4

Sense Number 6: a mechanism, e.g., a catch, that frees the movement of another part

Commentary: RELEASE[+entity][+artifact][+mechanism][+freeing]

The gun has a safety release located near the trigger.
The emergency brake on a car is a kind of release.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 8

Sense Number 7: an outlet for physical or emotional energy

Commentary: RELEASE[+activity][+outlet][+for_energy]

Finishing his dissertation was a huge emotional release for Tom.
Mary took the children to the movies as a release from their being cooped up all day.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 9

Sense Number 8: the legal act of relinquishing an asset or right

Commentary: RELEASE[+event][+relinquishing][+legal][+of_asset]

The court ordered the release of the senator's email messages stored on computer.
She argued that her release of all custodial rights to her children was done under great duress.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 9: a legal document that attests to the relinquishment of an something

Commentary: RELEASE[+entity][+artifact][+document][+legal][+relinquishment][+of_something]

If he signs the release, the property will be transferred back to the original owner.
John had his lawyer review several clauses on the release form.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 7, 11

Sense Number 10: the act and manner of terminating some physical posture

Commentary: RELEASE[+event][+termination][+physical][+stylistic][+of_posture]

That pitcher has a quick release of his curved ball.
The soprano executed an exquisite release of a pianissimo high C.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 12

Sense Number 11: the termination of employment

Commentary: RELEASE[+event][+termination][+relational][+of_employment]

The scandal resulted in the release of John's manager of ten years.
The release of everyone in two entire departments came as a shock to the company.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 5

Sense Number 12: the event of dying, death

Commentary: RELEASE[+event][+death]
NOTE: a specialized, metaphoric extension of Sense 2

The family was happy at the patient's release after so many months of suffering.from a terminal illness.
The mystic spoke of our release into the next life.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 6