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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)

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.

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"