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General dictionaries General (32 matching dictionaries)
  1. relief: Dictionary/thesaurus [home, info]
  2. relief: LookWAYup Translating Dictionary/Thesaurus [home, info]
  3. relief: WordNet 1.7 Vocabulary Helper [home, info]
  4. relief: Mnemonic Dictionary [home, info]
  5. relief: Free Dictionary [home, info]
  6. Relief, Relief (Figure): 1911 edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica [home, info]
  7. Relief: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (1898) [home, info]
  8. relief: Webster's 1828 Dictionary [home, info]
  9. relief: AllWords.com Multi-Lingual Dictionary [home, info]
  10. relief: Rhymezone [home, info]
  11. relief: Webster's Revised Unabridged, 1913 Edition [home, info]
  12. Relief: Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
  13. Relief, Relief (sternwheeler), Relief (music), Relief (military), Relief (feature selection), Relief (emotion), Relief (disambiguation), Relief (album): Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia [home, info]
  14. relief: Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms [home, info]
  15. relief: Cambridge Dictionary of American English [home, info]
  16. relief: UltraLingua English Dictionary [home, info]
  17. relief (2), relief (1): Online Etymology Dictionary [home, info]
  18. relief: Dictionary.com [home, info]
  19. relief: Infoplease Dictionary [home, info]
  20. relief: The Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus [home, info]
  21. relief: Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th Ed. [home, info]
  22. relief: Wiktionary [home, info]
  23. relief: Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary [home, info]
  24. relief, Relief: Wordnik [home, info]
  25. relief: Macmillan Dictionary [home, info]
  26. relief: Vocabulary.com [home, info]
  27. relief: Collins English Dictionary [home, info]
  28. relief: American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
  29. relief, relief: Oxford Dictionaries [home, info]
  30. relief: Merriam-Webster.com [home, info]

Art dictionaries Art (7 matching dictionaries)
  1. Relief: art glossary [home, info]
  2. Relief: Glossary of Stamp Collecting Terms [home, info]
  3. Relief: Numismatic Dictionary [home, info]
  4. Relief: Art Glossary: Terminology for artists [home, info]
  5. relief: Coin Collecting Glossary [home, info]
  6. RELIEF: The Britannia Lexicon (Middle Ages Glossary) [home, info]
  7. relief: ArtLex Lexicon of Visual Art Terminology [home, info]

Business dictionaries Business (9 matching dictionaries)
  1. relief: BusinessDictionary.com [home, info]
  2. relief: Legal dictionary [home, info]
  3. RELIEF: Bouvier's Law Dictionary 1856 Edition [home, info]
  4. Relief: Construction Term Glossary [home, info]
  5. relief: Glossary of Legal Terms [home, info]
  7. relief: Everybody's Legal Dictionary [home, info]
  8. relief: Law.com Dictionary [home, info]
  9. relief: Webster's New World Law Dictionary [home, info]

Computing dictionaries Computing (1 matching dictionary)
  1. relief: Encyclopedia [home, info]

Medicine dictionaries Medicine (2 matching dictionaries)
  1. relief: Medical dictionary [home, info]
  2. relief: online medical dictionary [home, info]

Miscellaneous dictionaries Miscellaneous (4 matching dictionaries)
  1. relief: Idioms [home, info]
  2. RELIEF: Acronym Finder [home, info]
  3. Relief: Brilliant Dream Dictionary [home, info]
  4. RELIEF: Navajo Code Talkers' Dictionary [home, info]

Science dictionaries Science (3 matching dictionaries)
  1. Relief: Geography Dictionary [home, info]
  2. relief: Botanical Terms [home, info]
  3. relief: Archaeology Wordsmith [home, info]

Slang dictionaries Slang (1 matching dictionary)
  1. relief: Urban Dictionary [home, info]

Sports dictionaries Sports (1 matching dictionary)
  1. Relief: Sports Definitions [home, info]

Tech dictionaries Tech (6 matching dictionaries)
  1. relief: Book Collectors' Glossary [home, info]
  2. Relief: Sweetwater Music [home, info]
  3. relief: Coin Collecting [home, info]
  4. relief: Canadian Soil Information System [home, info]
  5. Relief: Glossary of Fastener Terms [home, info]
  6. Relief: AUTOMOTIVE TERMS [home, info]

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Quick definitions from WordNet (relief)

noun:  the act of freeing a city or town that has been besieged ("He asked for troops for the relief of Atlanta")
noun:  aid for the aged or indigent or handicapped ("He has been on relief for many years")
noun:  assistance in time of difficulty ("The contributions provided some relief for the victims")
noun:  sculpture consisting of shapes carved on a surface so as to stand out from the surrounding background
noun:  the feeling that comes when something burdensome is removed or reduced ("As he heard the news he was suddenly flooded with relief")
noun:  (law) redress awarded by a court ("Was the relief supposed to be protection from future harm or compensation for past injury?")
noun:  the condition of being comfortable or relieved (especially after being relieved of distress) ("He enjoyed his relief from responsibility")
noun:  a change for the better
noun:  someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult)
noun:  a pause for relaxation
noun:  the act of reducing something unpleasant (as pain or annoyance) ("He asked the nurse for relief from the constant pain")

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