relief work

public job which help relieve unemployment; artwork where figures are carved to project from a background

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • relief work — /rəˈlif wɜk/ (say ruh leef werk) noun 1. work provided by the government for the unemployed as a temporary means of relief. 2. work carried out by military or civilian organisations in times of natural disaster to feed, clothe, and house victims …   Australian English dictionary

  • relief — relief1 reliefless, adj. /ri leef /, n. 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… …   Universalium

  • relief — noun 1 removal of anxiety/pain ADJECTIVE ▪ considerable, deep, enormous, great, huge, immense, intense, overwhelming, tremendous ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • work — [[t]wɜ͟ː(r)k[/t]] ♦ works, working, worked 1) VERB People who work have a job, usually one which they are paid to do. [V prep/adv] Weiner works for the US Department of Transport... [V prep/adv] I started working in a recording studio... [V… …   English dictionary

  • Relief Society — Seal Motto Charity never faileth Formation March 17, 1842 Type Non p …   Wikipedia

  • relief — re‧lief [rɪˈliːf] noun 1. [uncountable] when a bad situation is reduced or stops for a time: • Any sign of relief from price pressures will be welcome news for the economy. 2. money, food, clothes etc given to people who are poor or hungry: • a… …   Financial and business terms

  • relief — [ri lēf′] n. [ME releef < OFr relief < relever: see RELIEVE] 1. a) an easing, as of pain, discomfort, or anxiety b) a lightening of a burden, as of taxation, oppression, etc. 2. anything that lessens tension or strain, or offers a pleasing… …   English World dictionary

  • Work aversion — Work aversion, Workplace aversion, or Employment aversion is a psychological behavior, often part of an anxiety disorder, in which the subject intentionally refuses to be gainfully employed at all, or works far less than is necessary in order to… …   Wikipedia

  • relief teacher — UK US noun [countable] [singular relief teacher plural relief teachers] australian a teacher who temporarily replaces another teacher who cannot work Thesaurus: teachers and principalshyponym …   Useful english dictionary

  • Relief — For other uses, see Relief (disambiguation). A Persian mid relief (mezzo rilievo) from the Qajar era, located at Tangeh Savashi in Iran, which might also be described as two stages of low relief. Relief is a sculptural technique. The term relief… …   Wikipedia

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