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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (3)

1. someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult);
- Example: "the star had a stand-in for dangerous scenes"
- Example: "we need extra employees for summer fill-ins"
[syn: stand-in, substitute, relief, reliever, backup, backup man, fill-in]

2. a person who reduces the intensity (e.g., of fears) and calms and pacifies;
- Example: "a reliever of anxiety"
- Example: "an allayer of fears"
[syn: reliever, allayer, comforter]

3. a pitcher who does not start the game;
[syn: reliever, relief pitcher, fireman]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Reliever \Re*liev"er\ (-?r), n. One who, or that which, relieves. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

reliever n 1: someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult); "the star had a stand-in for dangerous scenes"; "we need extra employees for summer fill-ins" [syn: stand-in, substitute, relief, reliever, backup, backup man, fill-in] 2: a person who reduces the intensity (e.g., of fears) and calms and pacifies; "a reliever of anxiety"; "an allayer of fears" [syn: reliever, allayer, comforter] 3: a pitcher who does not start the game [syn: reliever, relief pitcher, fireman]




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