What does the word release mean?

Usage examples for release

  1. To pass the hall door meant release- escape to him; beyond that there lay only the distance and the unknown. – The Ancient Law by Ellen Glasgow
  2. During this conversation Liot made his son understand that the messenger of release might come at any hour; but in the morning he felt so free from pain that David thought he could safely go to the early fishing. – Prisoners of Conscience by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  3. In Thy mercy release me, O Christ! – Stories from Hans Andersen by Hans Christian Andersen