What does the word relief mean?

Usage examples for relief

  1. You can't fancy what a relief it is to my mind." – Lady-Betty-Across-the-Water by Lowell, Orson
  2. His thoughts were leading him in a circle, and it was a relief when Melissa appeared in the doorway. – A Tar-Heel Baron by Mabell Shippie Clarke Pelton
  3. " This is the moment for which I have been looking for months," he said, with what, it seemed to Sheila, was almost a sigh of relief. – The Trail to Yesterday by Charles Alden Seltzer