CET4 TEM4 IELTS 考 研 CET6
来自 relieve 的名词形式。比较 proof,prove.
- relief (n.1)
- late 14c., "alleviation of distress, hunger, sickness, etc; state of being relieved; that which mitigates or removes" (pain, grief, evil, etc.)," from Anglo-French relif, from Old French relief "assistance," literally "a raising, that which is lifted," from stressed stem of relever (see relieve). Meaning "aid to impoverished persons" is attested from c. 1400; that of "deliverance of a besieged town" is from c. 1400. Earlier in English as "that which is left over or left behind," also "feudal payment to an overlord made by an heir upon taking possession of an estate" (both c. 1200).
- relief (n.2)
- "projection of figure or design from a flat surface," c. 1600, from French relief, from Italian rilievo, from rilevare "to raise," from Latin relevare "to raise, lighten" (see relieve).
- 1. The news will come as a great relief to the French authorities.
- 2. The relief supplies are being flown from a warehouse in Pisa.
- 3. She became involved in social and relief work among the refugees.
- 4. The country's politicians are already heaving a collective sigh of relief.
- 5. Sugar gives quick relief to hunger but provides no lasting nourishment.
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