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Definition of "freelance" []

  • A person who sells services to employers without a long-term commitment to any of them. (noun)
  • An uncommitted independent, as in politics or social life. (noun)
  • A medieval mercenary. (noun)
  • To work as a freelance: a journalist who freelances. (verb-intransitive)
  • To produce and sell as a freelance: freelanced the article to a magazine publisher. (verb-transitive)

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 "freelance" in a sentence
  • "Today Isaac serves as what he calls a "freelance" advocate for the homeless, the abused and the incarcerated."
  • "In Japan, they are freeters: an amalgam of the English word freelance and the German word Arbeiter, or worker."
  • "But unfortunately for her, the only things she's good at is talking in freelance so maybe she can get some help in Hong Kong when she's visiting."