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Bas-relief
Bas-relief Bas`-re*lief", n. [F. bas-relief; bas law + relief raised work, relever to raise: cf. It. bassorilievo.] Low relief; sculpture, the figures of which project less than half of their true proportions; -- called also bassrelief and basso-rilievo. See Alto-rilievo.
bassrelief
Bas-relief Bas`-re*lief", n. [F. bas-relief; bas law + relief raised work, relever to raise: cf. It. bassorilievo.] Low relief; sculpture, the figures of which project less than half of their true proportions; -- called also bassrelief and basso-rilievo. See Alto-rilievo.
Bass-relief
Bass-relief Bass"-re*lief`, n. Some as Bas-relief.
Demirelief
Demirelief Dem`i*re*lief", Demirelievo Dem`i*re*lie"vo, n. Half relief. See Demi-rilievo.
Grand relief
Grand paunch, a glutton or gourmand. [Obs.] --Holland. Grand pensionary. See under Pensionary. Grand piano (Mus.), a large piano, usually harp-shaped, in which the wires or strings are generally triplicated, increasing the power, and all the mechanism is introduced in the most effective manner, regardless of the size of the instrument. Grand relief (Sculp.), alto relievo. Grand Seignior. See under Seignior. Grand stand, the principal stand, or erection for spectators, at a, race course, etc. Grand vicar (Eccl.), a principal vicar; an ecclesiastical delegate in France. Grand vizier. See under Vizier. Syn: Magnificent; sublime; majestic; dignified; elevated; stately; august; pompous; lofty; eralted; noble. Usage: Grand, Magnificent, Sublime. Grand, in reference to objects of taste, is applied to that which expands the mind by a sense of vastness and majesty; magnificent is applied to anything which is imposing from its splendor; sublime describes that which is awful and elevating. A cataract is grand; a rich and varied landscape is magnificent; an overhanging precipice is sublime. ``Grandeur admits of degrees and modifications; but magnificence is that which has already reached the highest degree of superiority naturally belonging to the object in question.' --Crabb.
Photorelief
Photorelief Pho`to*re*lief", n. A printing surface in relief, obtained by photographic means and subsequent manipulations. --Knight.
Reliefful
Reliefful Re*lief"ful (r?-l?f"f?l), a. Giving relief. [Obs.]
Reliefless
Reliefless Re*lief"less, a. Destitute of relief; also, remediless.

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- The term relief refers to a sculptural method in which the sculpted pieces are bonded to a solid background of the same material. The term relief is from...
- refugees, and victims of natural disasters, wars, and famines. Humanitarian relief efforts are provided for humanitarian purposes and include natural disasters...
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- In baseball and softball, a relief pitcher or reliever is a pitcher who enters the game after the starting pitcher is removed due to fatigue, ineffectiveness...
- Outdoor relief, an obsolete term originating with the Elizabethan Poor Law (1601), was a program of social welfare and poor relief. ****istance was given...
- Comic Relief is an operating British charity, founded in 1985 by the comedy scriptwriter Richard Curtis and comedian Lenny Henry in response to the famine...
- Terrain or relief (also topographical relief) involves the vertical and horizontal dimensions of land surface. The term bathymetry is used to describe...
- A relief valve or pressure relief valve (PRV) is a type of safety valve used to control or limit the pressure in a system; pressure might otherwise build...
- Look up comic relief in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Comic relief is the inclusion of a humorous character, scene, or witty dialogue in an otherwise...
- Optical relief (usually noted as simply relief) is a concept in optical mineralogy used to identify minerals based on their refractive index as a visually...