someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult)
(law) redress awarded by a court
the condition of being comfortable or relieved (especially after being relieved of distress)
a pause for relaxation
the act of freeing a city or town that has been besieged
aid for the aged or indigent or handicapped
the act of reducing something unpleasant (as pain or annoyance)
assistance in time of difficulty
sculpture consisting of shapes carved on a surface so as to stand out from the surrounding background
a change for the better
the feeling that comes when something burdensome is removed or reduced
The act of relieving, or the state of being relieved; the removal, or partial removal, of any evil, or of anything oppressive or burdensome, by which some ease is obtained; succor; alleviation; comfort; ease; redress.
Release from a post, or from the performance of duty, by the intervention of others, by discharge, or by relay; as, a relief of a sentry.
That which removes or lessens evil, pain, discomfort, uneasiness, etc.; that which gives succor, aid, or comfort; also, the person who relieves from performance of duty by taking the place of another; a relay.
A fine or composition which the heir of a deceased tenant paid to the lord for the privilege of taking up the estate, which, on strict feudal principles, had lapsed or fallen to the lord on the death of the tenant.
The projection of a figure above the ground or plane on which it is formed.
The appearance of projection given by shading, shadow, etc., to any figure.
The height to which works are raised above the bottom of the ditch.
The elevations and surface undulations of a country.