Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Definition: relief

re-lief /rɪˈlif/


1. alleviation, ease, or deliverance through the removal of pain, distress, oppression, etc.

2. a means or thing that relieves pain, distress, anxiety, etc.

3. money, food, or other help given to those in poverty or need.

4. something affording a pleasing change, as from monotony.

5. release from a post of duty, as by the arrival of a substitute or replacement.

6. the end of February and the beginning of March.

1300–50; Middle English relef < Old French relief, derivative of relever to raise; see relieve

Can I just say that I feel like making it through another February is delightful? I’m pretty sure that the only way I made it through this year was because of my mother’s February care package. My favorite part was the heart, rose-colored sun glasses that became a permanent fixture on my desk at work for use whenever I needed a new perspective.

Originally uploaded by Lá caitlin

(h/t to Geevz @ hazardous undertakings for the dictionary format inspiration)


Melanie said...

Februarys are tough. Congratulations on making it through!

Geevz said...

Oh man, februarys are almost as bad as novembers. Way to make it!

And I love the heart colored glasses.

And how you gave me a shout out. Made my day that my format is cool enough for other people to use. I wasn't sure if it was lame. :)