What does Freedom mean?

Definitions for Freedom
ˈfri dəmFree·dom

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Freedom.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. freedomnoun

    the condition of being free; the power to act or speak or think without externally imposed restraints

  2. exemption, freedomnoun

    immunity from an obligation or duty

Wiktionary

  1. freedomnoun

    The state of being free, of not being imprisoned or enslaved.

    Having recently been released from prison, he didn't know what to do with his newfound freedom.

  2. freedomnoun

    The lack of a specific constraint, or of constraints in general; a state of being free, unconstrained.

  3. Etymology: From freedom, fredom, from freodom, equivalent to. Cognate with fridoem, vrijdom, fridom, vrituom, fridom.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Freedomnoun

    Etymology: from free.

    The laws themselves they do specially rage at, as most repugnant to their liberty and natural freedom. Edmund Spenser, on Ireland.

    O freedom! first delight of human kind!
    Not that which bondmen from their masters find,
    The privilege of doles; nor yet t’ inscribe
    Their names in this or t’ other Roman tribe:
    That false enfranchisement with ease is found;
    Slaves are made citizens by turning round. John Dryden, Pers.

    By our holy Sabbath have I sworn
    To have the due and forfeit of my bond:
    If you deny it, let the danger light
    Upon your charter, and your city’s freedom. William Shakespeare.

    This prince first gave freedom to servants, so as to become citizens of equal privileges with the rest, which very much increased the power of the people. Jonathan Swift.

    I else must change
    Their nature, and revoke the high decree
    Unchangeable, eternal, which ordain’d
    Their freedom; they themselves ordain’d their fall. John Milton.

    In every sin, by how much the more free will is in its choice, by so much is the act the more sinful; and where there is nothing to importune, urge, or provoke the will to any act, there is so much an higher and perfecter degree of freedom about that act. Robert South, Sermons.

    I will that all the feasts and sabbaths shall be all days of immunity and freedom for the Jews in my realm. 1 Mac. x.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Freedomnoun

    the state of being free; exemption from the power and control of another; liberty; independence

  2. Freedomnoun

    privileges; franchises; immunities

  3. Freedomnoun

    exemption from necessity, in choise and action; as, the freedom of the will

  4. Freedomnoun

    ease; facility; as, he speaks or acts with freedom

  5. Freedomnoun

    frankness; openness; unreservedness

  6. Freedomnoun

    improper familiarity; violation of the rules of decorum; license

  7. Freedomnoun

    generosity; liberality

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Freedom

    The rights of individuals to act and make decisions without external constraints.

Editors Contribution

  1. freedom

    The ability, feeling, knowing, understanding, trust and right to make just, fair, ethical, moral and intelligent change, choices and decisions.

    Freedom is a divine right that every human being on the planet is entitled to and demands.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 13, 2016  
  2. freedom

    The ethical, moral and official authority and power.

    Freedom of movement is a fundamental human right and we all have the freedom to create this for the health and shared prosperity of everyone on planet earth.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 9, 2020  
  3. freedom

    The right of a person to create their life with choice in line with their soul agreement, the universes truth and the collective plan for the evolution of humanity.

    Freedom is important around the world, we all deserve it.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 8, 2020  
  4. freedom

    To exist on planet earth, to have optimum health, love, our human rights, a house to reside in, be active, able to work and provide for a person or family, to have the freedom to contribute to society in creative and innovative ways and earn or receive a balanced and moderate income living a life with fairness and justness for all

    Freedom is important for us all

    Submitted by MaryC on January 20, 2021  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Freedom' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1675

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Freedom' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3149

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Freedom' in Nouns Frequency: #731

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Freedom in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Freedom in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Freedom in a Sentence

  1. Charles Haynes:

    Religious freedom is now in the eye of the beholder. People in different traditions, with different ideological commitments, define religious freedom differently.

  2. Tony Abbott:

    We have both prospered in peace over the last 40 years because of the stability that our region has enjoyed and anything which disturbs that stability is something that we would mutually deplore and mutually work to ensure didn't happen, we both support freedom of navigation by air and by sea in the South China Sea. We both deplore any unilateral change to the status quo. We both think that disputes should be resolved peacefully and in accordance with international law.

  3. Thomas Jefferson:

    The Price Of Freedom Is Eternal Vigilance.

  4. Lester Shum:

    At that time, not so many people were getting involved in politics, but when the students came out and said we are fighting for our freedom and our future, many people felt touched and were inspired to join. this generated (great attention) on both the local and international level because when some protesters are so young, maybe 15 to 18, and go to the front lines to face the threat of tear gas and rubber bullets, that is an important moral force.

  5. Bob Marley:

    Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.

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