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Definition of "freely" []

  • Able to act at will; not under compulsion or restraint (adjective)
  • 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)
  • Free; frank. (adjective)

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  • Generous; noble; excellent; beautiful; lovely. (adjective)
  • In a free manner. (adverb)
  • Without interference or restriction. (adverb)
  • Of one's own free will. (adverb)

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Use "freely" in a sentence
  • "Good economists use the term freely because it is exactly what they are trying to help non-economists do."
  • "I had begun to use the term freely, usually interchangeably with psyche (from Greek) and anima (from Latin)."
  • "The first time he sees his mother vomiting he describes it as "stuff falling out of her mouth like spit but much thicker", but next moment he's calling it vomit and using the word freely from then on."