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. freedom(noun)

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

  2. exemption, freedom(noun)

    immunity from an obligation or duty

Wiktionary

  1. freedom(Noun)

    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.

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

  2. freedom(Noun)

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Freedom(noun)

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

  2. Freedom(noun)

    privileges; franchises; immunities

  3. Freedom(noun)

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

  4. Freedom(noun)

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

  5. Freedom(noun)

    frankness; openness; unreservedness

  6. Freedom(noun)

    improper familiarity; violation of the rules of decorum; license

  7. Freedom(noun)

    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 to live life how we choose.

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

    Submitted by MaryC on March 8, 2020  

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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

How to pronounce freedom?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say freedom in sign language?

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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. Virginia Hanson:

    We must determine whether we really want freedom--whether we are willing to dare the perils of...rebirth... For we never take a step forward without surrendering something that we may have held dear, without dying to that which has been.

  2. Douglas Bradburn:

    Washington lives through an era in which the birth of ideas about human freedom are actually more like ours today than they were when he grew up, and you know he's part of that revolution. ... It is very clear he comes to reject the institution of slavery as a good thing, both economically but also morally.

  3. Philip Luther:

    This is a farcical verdict which strikes at the heart of freedom of expression in Egypt, today's verdict must be overturned immediately -- Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed should be allowed to walk free without conditions. We consider them to be prisoners of conscience, jailed solely for exercising their right to freedom of expression.

  4. Nizar Anwar:

    The security committee has decided to impose a curfew on all parts of Aden from 8 p.m. until 5 a.m., this is a precautionary measure to deny armed elements freedom of movement.

  5. Wilhelm von Humboldt:

    Man is more disposed to domination than freedom; and a structure of dominion not only gladdens the eye of the master who rears and protects it, but even its servants are uplifted by the thought that they are members of a whole, which rises high above the life and strength of single generations.

Images & Illustrations of freedom

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