Definitions for FREEfri

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

free*fri(adj.)fre•er, fre•est

  1. (adj.)enjoying personal rights or liberty, as one who is not in slavery or confinement.

    Category: Government

  2. pertaining to or reserved for those who enjoy personal liberty:

    living on free soil.

    Category: Government

  3. existing under, characterized by, or possessing civil and political liberties:

    the free nations of the world.

    Category: Government

  4. enjoying political independence, as a people or country not under foreign rule.

    Category: Government

  5. exempt from external authority, interference, or restriction; independent:

    free choice.

  6. able to do something at will:

    free to act.

  7. clear of obstructions or obstacles:

    The highway is now free of fallen rock.

  8. without engagements or obligations:

    free time.

  9. not occupied or in use:

    The room is free now.

  10. exempt or released; unburdened:

    free from worry; free of taxes.

  11. provided without a charge:

    free parking.

  12. not impeded:

    free movement.

  13. loose; unattached:

    to get one's arm free.

  14. lacking self-restraint; loose; licentious.

  15. ready or generous in giving:

    free with one's advice.

  16. lavish; unstinted:

    free spending.

  17. frank and open; unconstrained.

  18. unrestrained by decency:

    free behavior.

  19. not subject to special regulations, restrictions, duties, etc.:

    free passage.

  20. of, pertaining to, or characterized by free enterprise:

    a free economy.

  21. open to all:

    a free port.

  22. not literal; loose:

    a free translation.

  23. not subject to rules or set forms:

    free improvisation.

  24. uncombined chemically:

    free oxygen.

    Category: Chemistry

  25. traveling under no force except gravity or inertia:

    free flight.

  26. (of a vowel) situated in an open syllable

    Category: Phonetics

    Ref: (opposed to checked )

  27. easily worked, as stone or land.

  28. (of a variable in logic) not occurring within the scope of a quantifier.

    Category: Philosphy

    Ref: Compare bound1 (def. 11). 1 1 13

  29. (of a wind) blowing favorably nearly on the quarter.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

  30. not containing something specified (often used in combination):

    a sugar-free candy; a smoke-free environment.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  31. (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.

    Category: Language/Linguistics

    Ref: Compare bound1 (def. 10). 1 1 11

  32. (adv.)in a free manner; freely.

  33. away from the wind:

    a sailboat running free.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

  34. (v.t.)to set at liberty; release from bondage, imprisonment, or restraint.

  35. to exempt or deliver (usu. fol. by from).

  36. to relieve or rid (usu. fol. by of):

    to free oneself of responsibility.

  37. to disengage; clear (usu. fol. by from or of).

  38. free up, to release, as from restrictions. to disentangle.

    Category: Verb Phrase

Idioms for free:

  1. for free,without charge.

    Category: Idiom, Informal

  2. free and easy, casual; informal. inappropriately casual; presumptuous.

    Category: Idiom

  3. make free with, to use as one's own. to treat with too much familiarity; take liberties with.

    Category: Idiom

  4. set free,to release; liberate.

    Category: Idiom

* Syn: See release.

Origin of free:

bef. 900; ME fre, OE frēo; c. OFris, OS, OHG frī


Princeton's WordNet

  1. free, free people(adj)

    people who are free

    "the home of the free and the brave"

  2. free(adj)

    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"

  3. free(adj)

    unconstrained or not chemically bound in a molecule or not fixed and capable of relatively unrestricted motion

    "free expansion"; "free oxygen"; "a free electron"

  4. complimentary, costless, free, gratis(p), gratuitous(adj)

    costing nothing

    "complimentary tickets"; "free admission"

  5. free(adj)

    not occupied or in use

    "a free locker"; "a free lane"

  6. detached, free(adj)

    not fixed in position

    "the detached shutter fell on him"; "he pulled his arm free and ran"

  7. free(adj)

    not held in servitude

    "after the Civil War he was a free man"

  8. spare, free(adj)

    not taken up by scheduled activities

    "a free hour between classes"; "spare time on my hands"

  9. 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"

  10. free, loose, liberal(verb)

    not literal

    "a loose interpretation of what she had been told"; "a free translation of the poem"

  11. free, liberate, release, unloose, unloosen, loose(verb)

    grant freedom to; free from confinement

  12. rid, free, disembarrass(verb)

    relieve from

    "Rid the house of pests"

  13. dislodge, free(verb)

    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"

  14. exempt, relieve, free(verb)

    grant relief or an exemption from a rule or requirement to

    "She exempted me from the exam"

  15. free, release(verb)

    make (information) available for publication

    "release the list with the names of the prisoners"

  16. free, discharge(verb)

    free from obligations or duties

  17. free, disengage(verb)

    free or remove obstruction from

    "free a path across the cluttered floor"

  18. absolve, justify, free(verb)

    let off the hook

    "I absolve you from this responsibility"

  19. 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"

  20. release, free, liberate(verb)

    release (gas or energy) as a result of a chemical reaction or physical decomposition

  21. unblock, unfreeze, free, release(adverb)

    make (assets) available

    "release the holdings in the dictator's bank account"

  22. loose, free(adverb)

    without restraint

    "cows in India are running loose"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. free(adjective)fri

    not costing any money

    a free sample of our product; Admission to the show is free!

  2. freefri

    without restrictions or controls

    the right to free speech; You are free to do what you want.

  3. freefri

    (of a person) not a slave or prisoner

    On April 4th I'll be a free man.

  4. freefri

    ≠ busy

    I'm free to talk for a few minutes.; Are you free for dinner next Friday?

  5. freefri

    (of time) not scheduled and therefore available

    I have lots of free time now.; a free afternoon

  6. freefri

    not held by or stuck in sth

    He struggled until he was free of the ropes.

  7. freefri

    not affected or influenced by sth negative

    chemical-/nuclear-/preservative-free; He felt free of/from all doubts.

  8. freefri

    not being used

    The seat next to her was free.

  9. free(verb)fri

    ≠ capture, catch

    troops who freed the prisoners from the camps

  10. freefri

    to help sb or sth that is caught to get out

    The animal tried to free its foot from the trap.

  11. freefri

    to allow sb to have more time available

    Your help frees me up to think about other issues.

  12. free(adverb)fri

    without payment

    Children ride the subway free.

  13. freefri

    out of a position in which sb or sth is held or caught

    She finally managed to break free from her attacker.


  1. free(Noun)

    Abbreviation of free kick.

  2. free(Noun)

    free transfer

  3. free(Noun)

    The usual means of restarting play after a foul is committed, where the non-offending team restarts from where the foul was committed.

  4. free(Verb)

    To make free; set at liberty; release; rid of that which confines, limits, embarrasses, or oppresses.

  5. free(Adverb)

    Without needing to pay.

    I got this bike free.

  6. free(Adjective)

    Not imprisoned or enslaved.

    a free man

  7. free(Adjective)

    Obtainable without any payment.

    The government provides free health care.

  8. free(Adjective)

    Obtainable without additional payment, as a bonus given when paying for something else.

    Buy a TV to get a free DVD player!

  9. free(Adjective)


    He was given free rein to do whatever he wanted

  10. free(Adjective)

    Unconstrained by relators.

    The free group on three generators

  11. free(Adjective)

    Unconstrained by quantifiers.

    z is the free variable in "uE0005uE001".

  12. free(Adjective)

    Unobstructed, without blockages.

    The drain was free.

  13. free(Adjective)

    Not in use

    Go sit on this chair, it's free.

  14. free(Adjective)

    Without obligations.

    free time

  15. free(Adjective)

    With very few limitations on distribution or improvement.

    OpenOffice is free software.

  16. free(Adjective)

    Without; not containing (what is specified).

    We had a wholesome, filling meal, free of meat

  17. free(Adjective)

    Of identifiers, not bound.

  18. free(Adjective)

    Not attached; loose.

    In this group of mushrooms, the gills are free.

  19. free(Adjective)

    That can be used by itself, unattached to another morpheme.

  20. free(Adjective)

    Intended for release, as opposed to a checked version.

  21. Origin: fre, from freo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Free

    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

  2. Free

    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

  3. Free

    liberated, by arriving at a certain age, from the control of parents, guardian, or master

  4. Free

    not confined or imprisoned; released from arrest; liberated; at liberty to go

  5. Free

    not subjected to the laws of physical necessity; capable of voluntary activity; endowed with moral liberty; -- said of the will

  6. Free

    clear of offense or crime; guiltless; innocent

  7. Free

    unconstrained by timidity or distrust; unreserved; ingenuous; frank; familiar; communicative

  8. Free

    unrestrained; immoderate; lavish; licentious; -- used in a bad sense

  9. Free

    not close or parsimonious; liberal; open-handed; lavish; as, free with his money

  10. Free

    exempt; clear; released; liberated; not encumbered or troubled with; as, free from pain; free from a burden; -- followed by from, or, rarely, by of

  11. Free

    characteristic of one acting without restraint; charming; easy

  12. Free

    ready; eager; acting without spurring or whipping; spirited; as, a free horse

  13. Free

    invested with a particular freedom or franchise; enjoying certain immunities or privileges; admitted to special rights; -- followed by of

  14. Free

    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

  15. Free

    not gained by importunity or purchase; gratuitous; spontaneous; as, free admission; a free gift

  16. Free

    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

  17. Free

    certain or honorable; the opposite of base; as, free service; free socage

  18. Free

    privileged or individual; the opposite of common; as, a free fishery; a free warren

  19. Free

    not united or combined with anything else; separated; dissevered; unattached; at liberty to escape; as, free carbonic acid gas; free cells

  20. Free(adverb)

    freely; willingly

  21. Free(adverb)

    without charge; as, children admitted free

  22. Free(adj)

    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

  23. Free(adj)

    to remove, as something that confines or bars; to relieve from the constraint of

  24. Free(adj)

    to frank


  1. Free

    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

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'FREE' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #459

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'FREE' in Written Corpus Frequency: #729

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'FREE' in Verbs Frequency: #664

  4. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'FREE' in Adjectives Frequency: #49

Anagrams of FREE

  1. fere

  2. reef

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.

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