What does freelance mean?

Definitions for freelanceˈfriˌlæns, -ˌlɑns, -ˈlæns, -ˈlɑns

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. freelancer, freelance, free-lance, free lance, independent, self-employed person(adj)

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

  2. freelance, free-lance, self-employed(adj)

    working for yourself

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

    serving for wages in a foreign army

    "mercenary killers"

  4. freelance(verb)

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


  1. Freelance(n.)

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

  2. Freelance(n.)

    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. Freelance(a.)

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


  1. freelance(Noun)

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

  2. freelance(Noun)

    A medieval mercenary

  3. freelance(Verb)

    To work as a freelance

  4. freelance(Verb)

    To produce or sell services as a freelance

  5. freelance(Adjective)

    Of, or relating to a freelance; without contract

    He was a freelance writer for several magazines.

  6. Origin: From free + lance.


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Adam Schiff:

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

  2. Yuichi Sugimoto:

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

  3. John Hultquist:

    It is a Russian actor operating with alignment to the interest of the state, whether or not it's freelance, we don't know.

  4. 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.

  5. Andrew Cooper:

    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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