relief

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Also is a type of sculpture that looks like it is coming off the page

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Old French relief (assistance), from Old French relever (to relieve), from Latin relevare (to raise up, make light). See also relieve.

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relief (plural reliefs)

  1. The removal of stress or discomfort.
    I sighed with relief when I found out that my daughter hadn't got lost, but was waiting for me at home.
    • 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 5, The Celebrity:
      Although the Celebrity was almost impervious to sarcasm, he was now beginning to exhibit visible signs of uneasiness, [] . It was with a palpable relief that he heard the first warning notes of the figure.
  2. The feeling associated with the removal of stress or discomfort.
    • 1907, Harold Bindloss, chapter 20, The Dust of Conflict[1]:
      Tony's face expressed relief, and Nettie sat silent for a moment until the vicar said “It was a generous impulse, but it may have been a momentary one, [] .”
  3. The person who takes over a shift for another.
    Officer Schmidt can finally go home because his relief has arrived.
  4. Aid or assistance offered in time of need.
  5. (law) Court-ordered compensation, aid, or protection, a redress.
  6. A lowering of a tax through special provisions; short for tax relief.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Italian rilevare (to raise), from Latin relevare (to raise).

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relief (plural reliefs)

  1. A type of sculpture or other artwork in which shapes or figures protrude from a flat background.
  2. The apparent difference in elevation in the surface of a painting or drawing made noticeable by a variation in light or color.
  3. The difference of elevations on a surface.
    The relief on that part of the earth's surface.
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relief m (plural reliefs)

  1. projection, relief
  2. (geography, mineralogy) relief, surface elevation
  3. (figuratively) contrast, definition, offset (against something else)

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relief m

  1. relief

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relief n (plural reliefuri)

  1. relief (elevation's of earth's surface)

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