reliever
noun Date: 15th century one that relieves; especially relief pitcher

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Reliever — Re*liev er ( ?r), n. One who, or that which, relieves. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • reliever — index backer Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • reliever — late 15c., agent noun from RELIEVE (Cf. relieve). Baseball sense (”relief pitcher”) is attested by 1945 …   Etymology dictionary

  • reliever — noun a) A relief pitcher. The first reliever got the last two outs of the sixth. b) Someone who fills in for another. Ill be the reliever today so that you can each take a break …   Wiktionary

  • reliever — noun Reliever is used after these nouns: ↑pain, ↑stress …   Collocations dictionary

  • reliever — relieve ► VERB 1) alleviate or remove (pain, distress, or difficulty). 2) (usu. be relieved) cause (someone) to stop feeling distressed or anxious. 3) release (someone) from duty by taking their place. 4) (relieve of) take (a burden or… …   English terms dictionary

  • reliever — noun 1. a person who reduces the intensity (e.g., of fears) and calms and pacifies a reliever of anxiety an allayer of fears • Syn: ↑allayer, ↑comforter • Derivationally related forms: ↑comfort ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • reliever — /ri lee veuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that relieves. 2. Baseball. See relief pitcher. [1475 85; see RELIEVE, ER1] * * * …   Universalium

  • reliever — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun A person who helps: abettor, aid, attendant, help, helper, succorer. See HELP …   English dictionary for students

  • reliever — rɪ lɪːvÉ™(r) n. person or thing that alleviates; releaser, liberator …   English contemporary dictionary

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