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Definitions of free

  1. let off the hook; "I absolve you from this responsibility" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. costing nothing; "complimentary tickets" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. not fixed in position; "the detached shutter fell on him"; "he pulled his arm free and ran" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. relieve from; "Rid the the house of pests" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. remove or force out from a position; "The dentist dislodged the piece of food that had been stuck under my gums"; "He finally could free the legs of the earthquake victim who was buried in the rubble" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. grant relief or an exemption from a rule or requirement to; "She exempted me from the exam" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. people who are free; "the home of the free and the brave" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. (chemistry and physics) unconstrained or not chemically bound in a molecule or not fixed and capable of relatively unrestricted motion; "free expansion"; "free oxygen"; "a free electron" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. able to act at will; not hampered; not under compulsion or restraint; "free enterprise"; "a free port"; "a free country"; "I have an hour free"; "free will"; "free of racism"; "feel free to stay as long as you wish"; "a free choice" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. without restraint; "cows in India are running loose" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. not literal; "a loose interpretation of what she had been told"; "a free translation of the poem" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. not held in servitude; "after the Civil War he was a free man" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. not occupied or in use; "a free locker"; "a free lane" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. not taken up by scheduled activities; "a free hour between classes"; "spare time on my hands" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. make available, as of assets; or free for sale or publication Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. part with a possession or right; "I am relinquishing my bedroom to the long-term house guest"; "resign a claim to the throne" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. grant freedom to; free from confinement Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. make (assets) available; "release the holdings in the dictator's bank account" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  19. free or remove obstruction from; "free a path across the cluttered floor" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  20. free from obligations or duties Wordnet Dictionary DB
  21. make (information) available publication; "release the list with the names of the prisoners" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  22. unconstrained or not chemically bound in a molecule or not fixed and capable of relatively unrestricted motion; "free expansion"; "free oxygen"; "a free electron" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  23. To release from that with which anything is engaged, engrossed, involved, or entangled; to extricate; to detach; to set free; to liberate; to clear; as, to disengage one from a party, from broils and controversies, from an oath, promise, or occupation; to disengage the affections a favorite pursuit, the mind from study. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. Exempt from subjection to the will of others; not under restraint, control, or compulsion; able to follow one's own impulses, desires, or inclinations; determining one's own course of action; not dependent; at liberty. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. Not under an arbitrary or despotic government; subject only to fixed laws regularly and fairly administered, and defended by them from encroachments upon natural or acquired rights; enjoying political liberty. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. Liberated, by arriving at a certain age, from the control of parents, guardian, or master. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. Not confined or imprisoned; released from arrest; liberated; at liberty to go. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. Clear of offense or crime; guiltless; innocent. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. Unconstrained by timidity or distrust; unreserved; ingenuous; frank; familiar; communicative. Webster Dictionary DB
  30. Not close or parsimonious; liberal; open-handed; lavish; as, free with his money. Webster Dictionary DB
  31. Characteristic of one acting without restraint; charming; easy. Webster Dictionary DB
  32. Ready; eager; acting without spurring or whipping; spirited; as, a free horse. Webster Dictionary DB
  33. Not gained by importunity or purchase; gratuitous; spontaneous; as, free admission; a free gift. Webster Dictionary DB
  34. Certain or honorable; the opposite of base; as, free service; free socage. Webster Dictionary DB
  35. Privileged or individual; the opposite of common; as, a free fishery; a free warren. Webster Dictionary DB
  36. Not united or combined with anything else; separated; dissevered; unattached; at liberty to escape; as, free carbonic acid gas; free cells. Webster Dictionary DB
  37. Freely; willingly. Webster Dictionary DB
  38. Without charge; as, children admitted free. Webster Dictionary DB
  39. To remove, as something that confines or bars; to relieve from the constraint of. Webster Dictionary DB
  40. To frank. Webster Dictionary DB
  41. Not subjected to the laws of physical necessity; capable of voluntary activity; endowed with moral liberty; - said of the will. Webster Dictionary DB
  42. Unrestrained; immoderate; lavish; licentious; - used in a bad sense. Webster Dictionary DB
  43. Exempt; clear; released; liberated; not encumbered or troubled with; as, free from pain; free from a burden; - followed by from, or, rarely, by of. Webster Dictionary DB
  44. Invested with a particular freedom or franchise; enjoying certain immunities or privileges; admitted to special rights; - followed by of. Webster Dictionary DB
  45. Thrown open, or made accessible, to all; to be enjoyed without limitations; unrestricted; not obstructed, engrossed, or appropriated; open; - said of a thing to be possessed or enjoyed; as, a free school. Webster Dictionary DB
  46. Not arbitrary or despotic; assuring liberty; defending individual rights against encroachment by any person or class; instituted by a free people; - said of a government, institutions, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  47. To make free; to set at liberty; to rid of that which confines, limits, embarrasses, oppresses, etc.; to release; to disengage; to clear; - followed by from, and sometimes by off; as, to free a captive or a slave; to be freed of these inconveniences. Webster Dictionary DB
  48. Without restraint; at liberty; permitted; liberal; generous; open; guiltless; independent; familiar; without cost; not arbitrary or despotic; spirited; not attached or fixed; invested with, or having, the right to vote, etc. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  49. To set at liberty; emancipate; rid or exempt; clear; often with of. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  50. Gratuitously; without restraint. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  51. Freely. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  52. Freer. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  53. Freest. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  54. Not bound: at liberty: not under arbitrary government: set at liberty: guiltless frank: lavish: not attached: exempt (fol. by from): having a franchise (fol. by of): gratuitous: idiomatic, as a translation. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  55. FREENESS. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  56. To set at liberty: to deliver from what confines: to rid (fol. by from or of):-pr.p. freeing: pa.p freed. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  57. At liberty; not oppressed; candid; exempt; liberal; loose; easy. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  58. To make free; liberate. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  59. To set free; release; relieve. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  60. Not restrained; uncon trolled; independent. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  61. Exempt; followed by from. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  62. Ingenuous; frank; easv; careless; familiar. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  63. Gratuitous. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  64. Liberal; generous. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  65. Freely; gratuitously; willingly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  66. At liberty; not under necessity or restraint; not under arbitrary government; instituted by a free people; not imprisoned; not under compulsion or control; not chemically combined; allowed; not obstructed; unrestrained; frank; unreserved; liberal; not parsimonious; generous; lavish; gratuitous; guiltless; exempt; not encumbered with; open to all; invested with franchises or certain immunities; possessing without vassalage; liberated from the control of parent, guardian, or master; acting without spurring or whipping, as a horse. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  67. To rid; to strip; to clear; to set at liberty; to deliver; to disengage; to exempt; to release. Free and easy, quite at home. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  68. Being at liberty; not under restraint; licentious; enjoying civil rights; allowed or permitted; open; unreserved; exempt from; gratuitous. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  69. To set at liberty; to rescue; to release; to clear from. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  70. Motile; unattached; distinct; separate. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  71. [Anglo-Saxon] Motile; unattached; distinct; separate. na
  72. 1. Unconstrained; having power to follow the dictates of his own will. Notsubject to the dominion of another. Not compelled to involuntary servitude. Used in thissense as opposed to "slave."2. Not bound to service for a fixed term of years; in distinction to being bound asan apprentice.3. Enjoying full civic rights.4. Available to all citizens alike without charge; as a free school.5. Available for public use without charge or toll; as a free bridge.6. Not despotic; assuring liberty; defending individual rights against encroachmentby any person or class; instituted by a free people; said of governments, institutions, etc. Webster.7. Certain, and also consistent with an honorable degree in life; as free services, in the feudal law.8. Confined to the person possessing, instead of being shared with others; as a free fishery.9. Not engaged in a war as belligerent or ally; neutral; as in the maxim, "Free ships ake free goods." thelawdictionary.org
  73. Not subjected to the laws of physical necessity; capable of voluntary activity; endowed with moral liberty; -- said of the will. mso.anu.edu.au
  74. Unrestrained; immoderate; lavish; licentious; -- used in a bad sense. mso.anu.edu.au
  75. Exempt; clear; released; liberated; not encumbered or troubled with; as, free from pain; free from a burden; -- followed by from, or, rarely, by of. mso.anu.edu.au
  76. Invested with a particular freedom or franchise; enjoying certain immunities or privileges; admitted to special rights; -- followed by of. mso.anu.edu.au
  77. Thrown open, or made accessible, to all; to be enjoyed without limitations; unrestricted; not obstructed, engrossed, or appropriated; open; -- said of a thing to be possessed or enjoyed; as, a free school. mso.anu.edu.au
  78. Not arbitrary or despotic; assuring liberty; defending individual rights against encroachment by any person or class; instituted by a free people; -- said of a government, institutions, etc. mso.anu.edu.au
  79. To make free; to set at liberty; to rid of that which confines, limits, embarrasses, oppresses, etc.; to release; to disengage; to clear; -- followed by from, and sometimes by off; as, to free a captive or a slave; to be freed of these inconveniences. mso.anu.edu.au
  80. fr[=e], adj. not bound: at liberty: not under arbitrary government: unimpeded: set at liberty: guiltless: frank: lavish: not attached: exempt (with from): having a franchise (with of): gratuitous: bold, indecent: idiomatic, as a translation.--v.t. to set at liberty: to deliver from what confines: to rid (with from, of):--pr.p. free'ing; pa.p. freed.--ns. FREE'-AG'ENCY, state or power of acting freely, or without necessity or constraint upon the will; FREE'-AG'ENT; FREE'-AND-EAS'Y, a kind of public-house club where good fellows gather to smoke and sing; FREE'-BENCH, a widow's right to dower out of her husband's lands, so long as unmarried and chaste; FREE'-BOARD, the space between a vessel's line of flotation and the upper side of the deck; FREE'BOOTER (Dut. vrijbuiter), one who roves about freely in search of booty: a plunderer; FREE'BOOTERY.--adj. FREE'BOOTING, acting the part of a freebooter: robbing.--n. the practice of a freebooter: robbery, pillage.--n. FREE'BOOTY.--adj. FREE'BORN, born of free parents.--ns. FREE'-CIT'Y, a city having independent government; FREE'-COST, freedom from charges; FREED'MAN, a man who has been a slave, and has been freed or set free; FREE'DOM, liberty: frankness: separation: privileges connected with a city: improper familiarity: license; FREE'-FISH'ER, one who has a right to take fish in certain waters.--adjs. FREE-FOOT'ED (Shak.) not restrained in movement; FREE'-HAND, applied to drawing by the unguided hand; FREE'-HAND'ED, open-handed: liberal; FREE'-HEART'ED, open-hearted: liberal.--ns. FREE'-HEART'EDNESS, liberality: frankness; FREE'HOLD, a property held free of duty except to the king; FREE'HOLDER, one who possesses a freehold; FREE'-L[=A]'BOUR, voluntary, not slave, labour; FREE'-LANCE, one of certain roving companies of knights and men-at-arms, who after the Crusades wandered about Europe, selling their services to any one; FREE'-LIV'ER, one who freely indulges his appetite for eating and drinking: a glutton; FREE'-LOVE, the claim to freedom in sexual relations, unshackled by marriage or obligation to aliment.--adv. FREE'LY.--ns. FREE'MAN, a man who is free or enjoys liberty: one who holds a particular franchise or privilege:--pl. FREE'MEN; FREE'M[=A]SON, one of a secret society of so-called speculative masons, united in lodges for social enjoyment and mutual assistance, and laying dubious claim to a connection with the medieval organisations of free operative masons.--adj. FREEMASON'IC.--n. FREEM[=A]'SONRY, the institutions, practices, &c. of Freemasons.--adj. FREE'-MIND'ED, with a mind free or unperplexed: without a load of care.--ns. FREE'NESS; FREE'-PORT, a port where no duties are levied on articles of commerce; FREE'-SCHOOL, a school where no tuition fees are exacted; FREE'-SHOT (Ger. Freischütz), the name given to a legendary hunter and marksman who gets a number of bullets (Freikugeln) from the devil, six of which always hit the mark, while the seventh is at the disposal of the devil himself.--adjs. FREE'-SOIL, in favour of free territory, opposed to slavery; FREE'-SP[=O]K'EN, accustomed to speak without reserve.--ns. FREE'-SP[=O]K'ENNESS; FREE'STONE, an easily quarried stone composed of sand or grit.--adj. having a stone from which the pulp easily separates, as a peach--opp. to Clingstone.--adj. FREE'-SWIM'MING, swimming freely, as an aquatic animal.--ns. FREE'THINKER, one who professes to be free from conventional authority in religion: a rationalist; FREE'THINKING, FREE'-THOUGHT, the habit of mind of a freethinker.--adj. FREE'-TONGUED, free-spoken.--ns. FREE'-TRADE, free or unrestricted trade: free interchange of commodities without protective duties; FREE'-TRAD'ER, one who practises or advocates this; FREE'-WILL, freedom of the will from restraint: liberty of choice: power of self-determination.--adj. spontaneous.--FREE-CELL FORMATION, the formation of several cells from and in the protoplasm of the mother-cell; FREE CHURCH, that branch of the Presbyterians in Scotland which left the Established Church in the Disruption of 1843, finding spiritual independence impossible within it: a church whose sittings are open to all: (pl.) a term often applied to the Nonconformist churches generally; FREE LIST, the list of persons admitted without payment to a theatre, &c., or of those to whom a book, &c., is sent; FREE ON BOARD (F.O.B.), a phrase meaning that goods are to be delivered on the vessel or other conveyance without charge.--FREE STATES, in America, before the Civil War of 1861-65, those of the United States in which slavery did not exist, as opposed to Slave States.--MAKE FREE WITH, to take undue liberties with. [A.S. freo; Ger. frei, Ice. frí.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  81. (freer, freest, pr. -eer, -eist). 1. Not in bondage to another, having personal rights& social& political liberty, (f. labour, of f. men not slaves, & see 2); (of State, its citizens or institutions) subject neither to foreign dominion nor to despotic government, having national& civil liberty; f.-born, inheriting citizen rights& liberty; freehold, (estate held by) tenure in fee-simple or fee-tail or for term of life (also of corresponding tenure of office), (adj.) held by freehold; freeholder, possessor of freehold estate; freeman, person not slave or serf, citizen of f. State (& see 4); freemason, member of fraternity for mutual help& brotherly feeling called French& Accepted Masons having elaborate ritual& system of secret signs (the orig. f. masons were prob. skilled masons emancipated& allowed to move from place to place in& after 14th c., & the accepted may have been honorary members of the f. masons\' societies); freemasonry, system& institutions of the freemasons, secret understanding between like characters, instinctive sympathy. 2. Loose (f. wheel in bicycle, driving-wheel able to revolve while pedals are at rest), unrestricted (f. love, sexual relations irrespective of marriage), at liberty, not confined, released from ties or duties, unimpeded (f. trade, left to its natural course without customs duties to restrict imports or protect home industries, this principle; f.-trader, believer in it), unfettered in action (have or give a f. hand, right of acting at discretion), permitted to do, independent (F. Church, unconnected with State; the French Cc., nonconformists; French C. of Scotland, seceders of 1843 from Presbyterian establishment; f. lance, medieval mercenary, modern politician or controversialist with no party allegiance, unattached journalist; f. labour, of workmen not belonging to trade unions, & see 1; f.-thinker, -thinking n. & a., -thought, rejector &c. of authority in religious belief, rationalist &c.), unconstrained (f. step, gestures); (of literary style) not observing strict laws of form, (of translation) not literal; allowable (it is f. for or to him to do so); open to all comers (f. fight, in which any one present joins); clear of obstructions, clear of or from something undesirable, (of wind) not adverse; not fixed, not in contact, (Chem.) not combined, (of power or energy) disengaged or available; f.-board, part of ship\'s side between line of flotation& deck-level; f.-hand (of drawing), done without artificial aid to the hand; f.-stone, kind of peach of which when ripe the stone is loose (& see 3); f.-will, power of directing our own actions without constraint by necessity or fate (& see 3). 3. Spontaneous, unforced, unearned, gratuitous, willing, (f. grace, unmerited favour of God; f. gift, not in requital; did it of my own f. will, & so f.-will adj., voluntary; f. quarters, gratuitous entertainment; am f. to confess, not unwilling); lavish, profuse, unstinted, copious, (f. of his money, open-handed; so f.-handed, liberal; f. flow of water; f. liver, living, indulger, indulgence, in pleasures esp. of the table); frank, unreserved, (f.-spoken, not concealing one\'s opinions, blunt; f. & easy, unceremonious, also as n., smoking-concert &c.), forward, familiar, impudent, (make or be f., take liberties with), (of talk, stories &c.) broad, not quite decent; freestone, fine-grained easily sawn sandstone or limestone (& see 2). 4. Released or exempt from (f. from the ordinary rules, disease, difficulty, &c.); having burgess rights (made f. of the city), having the entree& use of (f. of the house); not subject to tax, toll, duty, trade-restrictions, or fees (f. port, open to all traders alike; f. school, with no fees charged; f. pass, not paid for; also adv., as the gallery is open f., & in comb. as carriage-f., without charge for conveyance); freeman, one who has the freedom of a city, company, &c. (& see 1). Hence freely adv. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  82. (freed). Make f., set at liberty, (freedman, emancipated slave, esp. in Rom. Hist.); relieve from, rid or ease of; clear, disengage, disentangle. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  83. At liberty; uncompelled, unrestrained; permitted; conversing without reserve; liberal; frank; guiltless ; exempt; invested with franchises, possessing any thing without vassalage; without expence. Complete Dictionary

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