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Meaning of RELIEVER

Pronunciation:  ri'leevur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a pitcher who does not start the game
  2. [n]  a person who reduces the intensity (e.g., of fears) and calms and pacifies; "a reliever of anxiety"; "an allayer of fears"
  3. [n]  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"

RELIEVER is a 8 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: allayer, backup, backup man, comforter, fill-in, fireman, relief, relief pitcher, stand-in, substitute
 See Also: alternate, compeer, double, equal, human, hurler, individual, locum, locum tenens, match, mortal, peer, person, pitcher, replacement, somebody, someone, soul, stunt man, stunt woman, surrogate, twirler



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Re*liev"er\ (-?r), n.
One who, or that which, relieves.