Search Result for "reliever":
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]