Definitions for FREEfri
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word FREE
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
(adj.)enjoying personal rights or liberty, as one who is not in slavery or confinement.
pertaining to or reserved for those who enjoy personal liberty:
living on free soil.
existing under, characterized by, or possessing civil and political liberties:
the free nations of the world.
enjoying political independence, as a people or country not under foreign rule.
exempt from external authority, interference, or restriction; independent:
able to do something at will:
free to act.
clear of obstructions or obstacles:
The highway is now free of fallen rock.
without engagements or obligations:
not occupied or in use:
The room is free now.
exempt or released; unburdened:
free from worry; free of taxes.
provided without a charge:
to get one's arm free.
lacking self-restraint; loose; licentious.
ready or generous in giving:
free with one's advice.
frank and open; unconstrained.
unrestrained by decency:
not subject to special regulations, restrictions, duties, etc.:
of, pertaining to, or characterized by free enterprise:
a free economy.
open to all:
a free port.
not literal; loose:
a free translation.
not subject to rules or set forms:
traveling under no force except gravity or inertia:
(of a vowel) situated in an open syllable
Ref: (opposed to checked )
easily worked, as stone or land.
(of a variable in logic) not occurring within the scope of a quantifier.
Ref: Compare bound1 (def. 11). 1 1 13
(of a wind) blowing favorably nearly on the quarter.
Category: Nautical, Navy
not containing something specified (often used in combination):
a sugar-free candy; a smoke-free environment.
Category: Common Vocabulary
(of a linguistic form) capable of being used by itself as an independent word without combination with other forms: Fire and run are free forms.
Ref: Compare bound1 (def. 10). 1 1 11
(adv.)in a free manner; freely.
away from the wind:
a sailboat running free.
Category: Nautical, Navy
(v.t.)to set at liberty; release from bondage, imprisonment, or restraint.
to exempt or deliver (usu. fol. by from).
to relieve or rid (usu. fol. by of):
to free oneself of responsibility.
to disengage; clear (usu. fol. by from or of).
free up, to release, as from restrictions. to disentangle.
Category: Verb Phrase
Idioms for free:
for free,without charge.
Category: Idiom, Informal
free and easy, casual; informal. inappropriately casual; presumptuous.
make free with, to use as one's own. to treat with too much familiarity; take liberties with.
set free,to release; liberate.
* Syn: See release.
Origin of free:
bef. 900; ME fre, OE frēo; c. OFris, OS, OHG frī
free, free people(adj)
people who are free
"the home of the free and the brave"
able to act at will; not hampered; not under compulsion or restraint
"free enterprise"; "a free port"; "a free country"; "I have an hour free"; "free will"; "free of racism"; "feel free to stay as long as you wish"; "a free choice"
unconstrained or not chemically bound in a molecule or not fixed and capable of relatively unrestricted motion
"free expansion"; "free oxygen"; "a free electron"
complimentary, costless, free, gratis(p), gratuitous(adj)
"complimentary tickets"; "free admission"
not occupied or in use
"a free locker"; "a free lane"
not fixed in position
"the detached shutter fell on him"; "he pulled his arm free and ran"
not held in servitude
"after the Civil War he was a free man"
not taken up by scheduled activities
"a free hour between classes"; "spare time on my hands"
barren, destitute, devoid, free, innocent(adj)
completely wanting or lacking
"writing barren of insight"; "young recruits destitute of experience"; "innocent of literary merit"; "the sentence was devoid of meaning"
free, loose, liberal(verb)
"a loose interpretation of what she had been told"; "a free translation of the poem"
free, liberate, release, unloose, unloosen, loose(verb)
grant freedom to; free from confinement
rid, free, disembarrass(verb)
"Rid the house of pests"
remove or force out from a position
"The dentist dislodged the piece of food that had been stuck under my gums"; "He finally could free the legs of the earthquake victim who was buried in the rubble"
exempt, relieve, free(verb)
grant relief or an exemption from a rule or requirement to
"She exempted me from the exam"
make (information) available for publication
"release the list with the names of the prisoners"
free from obligations or duties
free or remove obstruction from
"free a path across the cluttered floor"
absolve, justify, free(verb)
let off the hook
"I absolve you from this responsibility"
release, relinquish, resign, free, give up(verb)
part with a possession or right
"I am relinquishing my bedroom to the long-term house guest"; "resign a claim to the throne"
release, free, liberate(verb)
release (gas or energy) as a result of a chemical reaction or physical decomposition
unblock, unfreeze, free, release(adverb)
make (assets) available
"release the holdings in the dictator's bank account"
"cows in India are running loose"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
not costing any money
a free sample of our product; Admission to the show is free!
without restrictions or controls
the right to free speech; You are free to do what you want.
(of a person) not a slave or prisoner
On April 4th I'll be a free man.
I'm free to talk for a few minutes.; Are you free for dinner next Friday?
(of time) not scheduled and therefore available
I have lots of free time now.; a free afternoon
not held by or stuck in sth
He struggled until he was free of the ropes.
not affected or influenced by sth negative
chemical-/nuclear-/preservative-free; He felt free of/from all doubts.
not being used
The seat next to her was free.
≠ capture, catch
troops who freed the prisoners from the camps
to help sb or sth that is caught to get out
The animal tried to free its foot from the trap.
to allow sb to have more time available
Your help frees me up to think about other issues.
Children ride the subway free.
out of a position in which sb or sth is held or caught
She finally managed to break free from her attacker.
Abbreviation of free kick.
The usual means of restarting play after a foul is committed, where the non-offending team restarts from where the foul was committed.
To make free; set at liberty; release; rid of that which confines, limits, embarrasses, or oppresses.
Without needing to pay.
I got this bike free.
Not imprisoned or enslaved.
a free man
Obtainable without any payment.
The government provides free health care.
Obtainable without additional payment, as a bonus given when paying for something else.
Buy a TV to get a free DVD player!
He was given free rein to do whatever he wanted
Unconstrained by relators.
The free group on three generators
Unconstrained by quantifiers.
z is the free variable in "uE0005uE001".
Unobstructed, without blockages.
The drain was free.
Not in use
Go sit on this chair, it's free.
With very few limitations on distribution or improvement.
OpenOffice is free software.
Without; not containing (what is specified).
We had a wholesome, filling meal, free of meat
Of identifiers, not bound.
Not attached; loose.
In this group of mushrooms, the gills are free.
That can be used by itself, unattached to another morpheme.
Intended for release, as opposed to a checked version.
Origin: fre, from freo.
exempt from subjection to the will of others; not under restraint, control, or compulsion; able to follow one's own impulses, desires, or inclinations; determining one's own course of action; not dependent; at liberty
not under an arbitrary or despotic government; subject only to fixed laws regularly and fairly administered, and defended by them from encroachments upon natural or acquired rights; enjoying political liberty
liberated, by arriving at a certain age, from the control of parents, guardian, or master
not confined or imprisoned; released from arrest; liberated; at liberty to go
not subjected to the laws of physical necessity; capable of voluntary activity; endowed with moral liberty; -- said of the will
clear of offense or crime; guiltless; innocent
unconstrained by timidity or distrust; unreserved; ingenuous; frank; familiar; communicative
unrestrained; immoderate; lavish; licentious; -- used in a bad sense
not close or parsimonious; liberal; open-handed; lavish; as, free with his money
exempt; clear; released; liberated; not encumbered or troubled with; as, free from pain; free from a burden; -- followed by from, or, rarely, by of
characteristic of one acting without restraint; charming; easy
ready; eager; acting without spurring or whipping; spirited; as, a free horse
invested with a particular freedom or franchise; enjoying certain immunities or privileges; admitted to special rights; -- followed by of
thrown open, or made accessible, to all; to be enjoyed without limitations; unrestricted; not obstructed, engrossed, or appropriated; open; -- said of a thing to be possessed or enjoyed; as, a free school
not gained by importunity or purchase; gratuitous; spontaneous; as, free admission; a free gift
not arbitrary or despotic; assuring liberty; defending individual rights against encroachment by any person or class; instituted by a free people; -- said of a government, institutions, etc
certain or honorable; the opposite of base; as, free service; free socage
privileged or individual; the opposite of common; as, a free fishery; a free warren
not united or combined with anything else; separated; dissevered; unattached; at liberty to escape; as, free carbonic acid gas; free cells
without charge; as, children admitted free
to make free; to set at liberty; to rid of that which confines, limits, embarrasses, oppresses, etc.; to release; to disengage; to clear; -- followed by from, and sometimes by off; as, to free a captive or a slave; to be freed of these inconveniences
to remove, as something that confines or bars; to relieve from the constraint of
Free was an English rock band formed in London in 1968 best known for their 1970 signature song "All Right Now". They disbanded in 1973 and lead singer Paul Rodgers went on to become a frontman of the band Bad Company along with Simon Kirke on drums. Lead guitarist Paul Kossoff formed Back Street Crawler and died from a drug-induced heart failure at the age of 25 in 1976. Bassist Andy Fraser formed Sharks. The band was famed for its sensational live shows and nonstop touring. However, early studio albums did not sell very well – until the release of Fire and Water which featured the massive hit "All Right Now". The song helped secure them a place at the huge Isle of Wight Festival 1970 where they played to 600,000 people. By the early 1970s, Free was one of the biggest-selling British blues-rock groups; by the time the band dissolved in 1973, they had sold more than 20 million albums around the world and had played more than 700 arena and festival concerts. "All Right Now," remains a rock staple, and had been entered into ASCAP's "One Million" airplay singles club. Rolling Stone has referred to the band as "British hard rock pioneers". The magazine ranked Rodgers No. 55 in its list of the "100 Greatest Singers of All Time", while Kossoff was ranked No. 51 in its list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time".
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'FREE' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #459
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'FREE' in Written Corpus Frequency: #729
Rank popularity for the word 'FREE' in Verbs Frequency: #664
Rank popularity for the word 'FREE' in Adjectives Frequency: #49
Translations for FREE
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
allowed to move where one wants; not shut in, tied, fastened etc
The prison door opened, and he was a free man.
- livrePortuguese (BR)
- volný, svobodnýCzech
- 자유의 몸인Korean
- wolny, swobodnyPolish
- özgür, hürTurkish
- 自由的Chinese (Trad.)
- tự doVietnamese
- 自由的Chinese (Simp.)
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