What is Release ?

Release is (noun) 1. setting free the release of prisoners from jail the release of hormones into the bloodstream 2. setting free from pain His death was a merciful release. 3. press release sheet giving news about something which is sent to newspapers and TV and radio stations so that they can use the information in it We issued a press release about the opening of the new shop. (verb) 1. to set someone free or to unlock something Six prisoners were released from prison. The customs released the goods after we paid a fine. We nursed the injured fox for a week and then released it in the woods. The endocrine glands release hormones into the bloodstream. Pull that lever to release the brakes. 2. to make public The government has released figures about the number of people out of work.


source: Easier English, Student Dictionary Upper Intermediate Level