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Definitions for freelance
ˈfriˌlæns, -ˌlɑns, -ˈlæns, -ˈlɑnsfree·lance

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. freelancer, freelance, free-lance, free lance, independent, self-employed personadjective

    a writer or artist who sells services to different employers without a long-term contract with any of them

  2. freelance, free-lance, self-employedadjective

    working for yourself

  3. mercenary(a), free-lance(a), freelance(a)verb

    serving for wages in a foreign army

    "mercenary killers"

  4. freelanceverb

    work independently and on temporary contracts rather than for a long-term employer

GCIDE

  1. Freelancenoun

    a person who acts independently or without authorization of an organization or of his superiors.

  2. Freelancenoun

    a person who pursues a profession independently, and not as the employee of an organization; -- used especially of writers or photographers who sell their work to organizations of which they are not employees.

  3. Freelanceadjective

    of or pertaining to a freelance; as, a freelance photographer.

Wiktionary

  1. freelancenoun

    Someone who sells his services to employers without a long-term contract

  2. freelancenoun

    A medieval mercenary

  3. freelanceverb

    To work as a freelance

  4. freelanceverb

    To produce or sell services as a freelance

  5. freelanceadjective

    Of, or relating to a freelance; without contract

    He was a freelance writer for several magazines.

  6. Etymology: From free + lance.

Wikipedia

  1. freelance

    Freelance (sometimes spelled free-lance or free lance), freelancer, or freelance worker, are terms commonly used for a person who is self-employed and not necessarily committed to a particular employer long-term. Freelance workers are sometimes represented by a company or a temporary agency that resells freelance labor to clients; others work independently or use professional associations or websites to get work. While the term independent contractor would be used in a different register of English to designate the tax and employment classes of this type of worker, the term "freelancing" is most common in culture and creative industries, and use of this term may indicate participation therein.Fields, professions, and industries where freelancing is predominant include: music, writing, acting, computer programming, web design, graphic design, translating and illustrating, film and video production, and other forms of piece work that some cultural theorists consider central to the cognitive-cultural economy.

ChatGPT

  1. freelance

    Freelance refers to a type of work where an individual is self-employed and not bound to a long-term commitment with a specific employer. Freelancers often sell their work or services by the project or on a time basis, allowing them to work with multiple clients across various industries. Common freelance work may include writing, graphic design, consulting, translation, photography, and many other types of jobs that can be done remotely or on a flexible schedule.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of freelance in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of freelance in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of freelance in a Sentence

  1. Adam Schiff:

    I can't overlook if the chairman of our committee is going to freelance in this way.

  2. Andrew Cooper:

    They give speeches, they've made money on their books, but also they have these kind of fixer roles that get a bit murky and a bit blurry in terms of their roles, they know how governments work, they know such a wide variety of people, and yet they're released from those types of concerns, and they can operate in this freelance entrepreneurial way around the world without very many barriers.

  3. San Diego singer-songwriter Ryan Hiller:

    In this business, as with any freelance business, it takes a substantial amount of work just to get more work, anything that can help me manage these efforts in one location is going to make my life easier.

  4. Orrin Konheim:

    DuVernay, who is African-American, told Entertainment Weekly. I was interested in … a heroine that looked like the girls I grew up with. DuVernay said she identified with some progressive ideas she found in L'Engle's novel. She's a very radical thinker and she embedded her sense of what society should and could be in this piece, and a lot of it I agree with. But does that mean her adaptation will adopt a political tone ? Experts say we shouldn't jump to any conclusions about whatDuVernay’s final film will look like. Freelance journalist Orrin Konheim, who has written for The American Conservative, noted that many films, including The Manchurian Candidate, have been remade with African-American stars. Ava DuVernay’s casting choice seems like a non-issue.

  5. Yuichi Sugimoto:

    Losing my passport means a loss of my work as a freelance photographer. I feel my entire life is being denied.

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