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"
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
Origin: [OE. freen, freoien, AS. fregan. See Free, a.]
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".
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
frē, adj. not bound: at liberty: not under arbitrary government: unimpeded: set at liberty: guiltless: frank: lavish: not attached: exempt (with from): having a franchise (with of): gratuitous: bold, indecent: idiomatic, as a translation.—v.t. to set at liberty: to deliver from what confines: to rid (with from, of):—pr.p. free′ing; pa.p. freed.—ns. Free′-ag′ency, state or power of acting freely, or without necessity or constraint upon the will; Free′-ag′ent; Free′-and-eas′y, a kind of public-house club where good fellows gather to smoke and sing; Free′-bench, a widow's right to dower out of her husband's lands, so long as unmarried and chaste; Free′-board, the space between a vessel's line of flotation and the upper side of the deck; Free′booter (Dut. vrijbuiter), one who roves about freely in search of booty: a plunderer; Free′bootery.—adj. Free′booting, acting the part of a freebooter: robbing.—n. the practice of a freebooter: robbery, pillage.—n. Free′booty.—adj. Free′born, born of free parents.—ns. Free′-cit′y, a city having independent government; Free′-cost, freedom from charges; Freed′man, a man who has been a slave, and has been freed or set free; Free′dom, liberty: frankness: separation: privileges connected with a city: improper familiarity: license; Free′-fish′er, one who has a right to take fish in certain waters.—adjs. Free-foot′ed (Shak.) not restrained in movement; Free′-hand, applied to drawing by the unguided hand; Free′-hand′ed, open-handed: liberal; Free′-heart′ed, open-hearted: liberal.—ns. Free′-heart′edness, liberality: frankness; Free′hold, a property held free of duty except to the king; Free′holder, one who possesses a freehold; Free′-lā′bour, voluntary, not slave, labour; Free′-lance, one of certain roving companies of knights and men-at-arms, who after the Crusades wandered about Europe, selling their services to any one; Free′-liv′er, one who freely indulges his appetite for eating and drinking: a glutton; Free′-love, the claim to freedom in sexual relations, unshackled by marriage or obligation to aliment.—adv. Free′ly.—ns. Free′man, a man who is free or enjoys liberty: one who holds a particular franchise or privilege:—pl. Free′men; Free′māson, one of a secret society of so-called speculative masons, united in lodges for social enjoyment and mutual assistance, and laying dubious claim to a connection with the medieval organisations of free operative masons.—adj. Freemason′ic.&mda
To give or share something from the goodness of your heart rather than receive or pay money for it.
Some people like to grow food in their garden and leave it out on the road in baskets to share for free with others, they get joy from growing it and knowing that someone will get joy from receiving it.
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
The numerical value of free in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of free in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
They are now without restriction free to travel, free to find work, free to buy a cup of coffee.
Until and unless there is a free and fair media, we cannot have free and fair elections and a free and fair government too.
I'm a free trader -- I believe in free trade, right? I like free trade. I like free trade, but free trade's only good if you have smart representatives.
Everyone should free their mind and soul. Some are ready to free them now, and some will be ready to free them in the future. Some will never be ready and that is what makes their lives not worth living.
Spring has sprung. We're free at last, people. Free at last. Thank you mother nature, we're free. Time to toss open that metaphysical window and check out that psychic landscape. See lots of possibilities budding out there. Time to hoe those rows, feed that seed. Pretty soon you get a garden.
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