What does free agent mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. free agent(noun)

    (sports) a professional athlete who is free to sign a contract to play for any team

  2. free agent, free spirit, freewheeler(noun)

    someone acting freely or even irresponsibly


  1. free agent(Noun)

    (Sports) A professional athlete who is free to play for or sign a contract to play for any team.

  2. free agent(Noun)

    A person who acts freely, or without constraint to a higher power.


  1. Free agent

    In professional sports, a free agent is a player who is eligible to sign with any club or franchise, i.e. not under contract to any specific team. The term is also used in reference to a player who is under contract at present, but who is allowed to solicit contract offers from other teams. In some circumstances, the free agent's options are limited by league rules. The term came into wider use after sports leagues stopped using a "reserve clause", which provided a repetitive option for the club to renew the contract for one or more years but did not allow the player to terminate it.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of free agent in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of free agent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Joan Didion:

    The secret point of money and power in America is neither the things that money can buy nor power for power's sake... but absolute personal freedom, mobility, privacy. It is the instinct which drove America to the Pacific, all through the nineteenth century, the desire to be able to find a restaurant open in case you want a sandwich, to be a free agent, live by one's own rules.

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