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Definition of "free" []

  • Not imprisoned or enslaved; being at liberty. (adjective)
  • Not controlled by obligation or the will of another: felt free to go. (adjective)
  • Having political independence: "America . . . is the freest and wealthiest nation in the world” ( Rudolph W. Giuliani). (adjective)
  • Governed by consent and possessing or granting civil liberties: a free citizenry. (adjective)
  • Not subject to arbitrary interference by a government: a free press. (adjective)
  • Able to act at will; not under compulsion or restraint (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Having personal rights or liberty; not enslaved or confined (adjective)
  • (as noun) (adjective)
  • Not subject (to) or restricted (by some regulation, constraint, etc); exempt (adjective)
  • (of a country, etc) autonomous or independent (adjective)
  • Exempt from external direction or restriction; not forced or induced (adjective)
  • Not subject to conventional constraints (adjective)
  • (of jazz) totally improvised, with no preset melodic, harmonic, or rhythmic basis (adjective)
  • Not exact or literal (adjective)
  • Costing nothing; provided without charge (adjective)
  • Not subject to payment of rent or performance of services; freehold (adjective)
  • Not subject to any burden or charge, such as a mortgage or lien; unencumbered (adjective)
  • Ready or generous in using or giving; liberal; lavish (adjective)
  • Unrestrained by propriety or good manners; licentious (adjective)
  • Not occupied or in use; available (adjective)
  • Not occupied or busy; without previous engagements (adjective)
  • Open or available to all; public (adjective)
  • Without charge to the subscriber or user (adjective)
  • Not fixed or joined; loose (adjective)
  • Without obstruction or impediment (adjective)
  • Chemically uncombined (adjective)
  • Denoting a vowel that can occur in an open syllable, such as the vowel in see as opposed to the vowel in cat (adjective)
  • Denoting a morpheme that can occur as a separate word (adjective)
  • Denoting an occurrence of a variable not bound by a quantifier (adjective)
  • (of some materials, such as certain kinds of stone) easily worked (adjective)
  • (of the wind) blowing from the quarter (adjective)
  • In a free manner; freely (adverb)
  • Without charge or cost (adverb)
  • With the wind blowing from the quarter (adverb)
  • To set at liberty; release (verb)
  • To remove obstructions, attachments, or impediments from; disengage (verb)
  • To relieve or rid (of obstacles, pain, etc) (verb)
  • A freesheet (noun)

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Use "free" in a sentence
  • "When you use your right of free speech to insult, or degrade someone because of their race, gender or political stance, itis longer * free* speech."
  • "For all of the talk, we know nothing of true 'free markets'-and what we know should be a caution yahooBuzzArticleHeadline =' For all of the talk, we know nothing of true \'free markets\'-and what we know should be a caution '; yahooBuzzArticleSummary =' Article: Now we are facing a historic transfer of wealth, as millions of property owners face foreclosure, eviction and possible homelessness."
  • "I have to live my life not just for myself, but for Sage, Zara and Bliss. and take comfort in the realization that half of our earthbound life is spent in dreams, and that is where I am free to run and play ~with two little girls and a boy~ That ~are~ always with me. shhh, this is my dream. this is me, being set free~ old starlight - new starbright"