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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

    Etymology: From free + lance.

  2. freelancenoun

    A medieval mercenary

    Etymology: From free + lance.

  3. freelanceverb

    To work as a freelance

    Etymology: From free + lance.

  4. freelanceverb

    To produce or sell services as a freelance

    Etymology: From free + lance.

  5. freelanceadjective

    Of, or relating to a freelance; without contract

    He was a freelance writer for several magazines.

    Etymology: From free + lance.

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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. 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.

  3. Leah Carroll:

    [ Vice's ] contract establishes salary minimums, which have been crucial in bringing those who were underpaid -- including most of our writers, editors, contractors and freelance writers -- up to industry standards, we also were able to secure annual cost-of-living wage increases and standardized job descriptions across the unit.

  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. 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.

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