Reliefs Meaning

There are 11 meaning(s) for word reliefs

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Reliefs Meaning 1 : the feeling that comes when something burdensome is removed or reduced

    Example : as he heard the news he was suddenly flooded with relief

    Synonyms : alleviation,  assuagement
Reliefs Meaning 2 : sculpture consisting of shapes carved on a surface so as to stand out from the surrounding background

    Synonyms : embossment,  relievo,  rilievo,  sculptural relief
Reliefs Meaning 3 : a change for the better

    Synonyms : easing,  moderation
Reliefs Meaning 4 : assistance in time of difficulty

    Example : the contributions provided some relief for the victims

    Synonyms : ministration,  succor,  succour
Reliefs Meaning 5 : the act of reducing something unpleasant (as pain or annoyance)

    Example : he asked the nurse for relief from the constant pain

    Synonyms : alleviation,  easement,  easing
Reliefs Meaning 6 : a pause for relaxation

    Synonyms : respite,  rest,  rest period
Reliefs Meaning 7 : someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult)

    Synonyms : backup,  backup man,  fill-in,  reliever,  stand-in,  substitute
Reliefs Meaning 8 : the condition of being comfortable or relieved (especially after being relieved of distress)

    Example : he enjoyed his relief from responsibility

    Synonyms : ease
Reliefs Meaning 9 : aid for the aged or indigent or handicapped

    Example : he has been on relief for many years

Reliefs Meaning 10 : (law) redress awarded by a court

    Example : was the relief supposed to be protection from future harm or compensation for past injury?

Reliefs Meaning 11 : the act of freeing a city or town that has been besieged

    Example : he asked for troops for the relief of Atlanta