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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.

Meaning of Relief from wikipedia

- Relief is a sculptural technique where the sculpted elements remain attached to a solid background of the same material. The term relief is from the Latin...
- 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...
- Sport Relief is a biennial charity event from Comic Relief, in ****ociation with BBC Sport, which brings together the worlds of sport and entertainment...
- 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...
- After the p****ing of the Elizabethan Poor Law (1601), outdoor relief was the kind of poor relief where ****istance was in the form of money, food, clothing...
- Relief map or mapping may refer to: Raised-relief map, a 3D physical representation of terrain Relief mapping (computer graphics), the 3D digital rendering...
- Relief wells are used both in the natural gas and petroleum industry and in flood control. In the natural gas and petroleum industry, a relief well is...
- The eye relief of an optical instrument (such as a telescope, a microscope, or binoculars) is the distance from the last surface of an eyepiece within...
- Comic relief is the inclusion of a humorous character, scene, or witty dialogue in an otherwise serious work, often to relieve tension. Comic relief usually...
- Islamic Relief is an international aid agency that provides humanitarian relief and development programmes in over 40 countries, serving communities in...
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