on relief

on re·lief
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [on, awn ri-leef]
    • /ɒn, ɔn rɪˈlif/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [on, awn ri-leef]
    • /ɒn, ɔn rɪˈlif/

Definitions of on relief words

  • noun on relief alleviation, ease, or deliverance through the removal of pain, distress, oppression, etc. 1
  • noun on relief a means or thing that relieves pain, distress, anxiety, etc. 1
  • noun on relief money, food, or other help given to those in poverty or need. 1
  • noun on relief something affording a pleasing change, as from monotony. 1
  • noun on relief release from a post of duty, as by the arrival of a substitute or replacement. 1
  • noun on relief the person or persons acting as replacement. 1

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Origin of on relief

First appearance:

before 1300
One of the 15% oldest English words
1300-50; Middle English relef < Old French relief, derivative of relever to raise; see relieve

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on relief popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 98% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

on relief usage trend in Literature

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