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Definitions of free

  1. costing nothing; " complimentary tickets"
  2. not fixed in position; " the detached shutter fell on him"; " he pulled his arm free and ran"
  3. relieve from; " Rid the the house of pests"
  4. 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"
  5. ( 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"
  6. 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"
  7. without restraint; " cows in India are running loose"
  8. not literal; " a loose interpretation of what she had been told"; " a free translation of the poem"
  9. not held in servitude; " after the Civil War he was a free man"
  10. not occupied or in use; " a free locker"; " a free lane"
  11. not taken up by scheduled activities; " a free hour between classes"; " spare time on my hands"
  12. make available, as of assets; or free for sale or publication
  13. part with a possession or right; " I am relinquishing my bedroom to the long- term house guest"; " resign a claim to the throne"
  14. grant freedom to; free from confinement
  15. make ( assets) available; " release the holdings in the dictator's bank account"
  16. free or remove obstruction from; " free a path across the cluttered floor"
  17. free from obligations or duties
  18. make ( information) available publication; " release the list with the names of the prisoners"
  19. unconstrained or not chemically bound in a molecule or not fixed and capable of relatively unrestricted motion; " free expansion"; " free oxygen"; " a free electron"
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. Liberated, by arriving at a certain age, from the control of parents, guardian, or master.
  24. Not confined or imprisoned; released from arrest; liberated; at liberty to go.
  25. Clear of offense or crime; guiltless; innocent.
  26. Unconstrained by timidity or distrust; unreserved; ingenuous; frank; familiar; communicative.
  27. Not close or parsimonious; liberal; open- handed; lavish; as, free with his money.
  28. Characteristic of one acting without restraint; charming; easy.
  29. Ready; eager; acting without spurring or whipping; spirited; as, a free horse.
  30. Not gained by importunity or purchase; gratuitous; spontaneous; as, free admission; a free gift.
  31. Certain or honorable; the opposite of base; as, free service; free socage.
  32. Privileged or individual; the opposite of common; as, a free fishery; a free warren.
  33. Not united or combined with anything else; separated; dissevered; unattached; at liberty to escape; as, free carbonic acid gas; free cells.
  34. Without charge; as, children admitted free.
  35. To remove, as something that confines or bars; to relieve from the constraint of.
  36. To frank.
  37. Not subjected to the laws of physical necessity; capable of voluntary activity; endowed with moral liberty; - said of the will.
  38. Unrestrained; immoderate; lavish; licentious; - used in a bad sense.
  39. Exempt; clear; released; liberated; not encumbered or troubled with; as, free from pain; free from a burden; - followed by from, or, rarely, by of.
  40. Invested with a particular freedom or franchise; enjoying certain immunities or privileges; admitted to special rights; - followed by of.
  41. 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.
  42. 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.
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  45. To set at liberty; emancipate; rid or exempt; clear; often with of.
  46. Gratuitously; without restraint.
  47. Freely.
  48. Freer.
  49. Freest.
  50. 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.
  51. To set at liberty: to deliver from what confines: to rid ( fol. by from or of):- pr. p. freeing: pa. p freed.
  52. At liberty; not oppressed; candid; exempt; liberal; loose; easy.
  53. To make free; liberate.
  54. To set free; release; relieve.
  55. Not restrained; uncon trolled; independent.
  56. Exempt; followed by from.
  57. Ingenuous; frank; easv; careless; familiar.
  58. Gratuitous.
  59. Liberal; generous.
  60. Freely; gratuitously; willingly.
  61. 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.
  62. To rid; to strip; to clear; to set at liberty; to deliver; to disengage; to exempt; to release. Free and easy, quite at home.
  63. Being at liberty; not under restraint; licentious; enjoying civil rights; allowed or permitted; open; unreserved; exempt from; gratuitous.
  64. To set at liberty; to rescue; to release; to clear from.
  65. Motile; unattached; distinct; separate.
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Usage examples for free

  1. I'll get them set free; but you will not hold me off like this? – Commodore Junk by George Manville Fenn
  2. " Now," said I to myself, " now is the time to be free." – Hills and the Sea by H. Belloc
  3. Will that free Jack? – Cardigan by Robert W. Chambers
  4. Can't you let this boy go free? – Penny Nichols Finds a Clue by Joan Clark
  5. I am a free woman: why should I not tell you? – You-Never-Can-Tell by Shaw, Bernard
  6. He took that in his free hand. – Joan of Arc of the North Woods by Holman Day
  7. I care not what he says; you shall let him go free. – Janice Meredith by Paul Leicester Ford
  8. Billy's nothing but a care- free child. – Miss Billy by Eleanor H. Porter
  9. Some day I'll get free; some day I'll marry you. – 100%: The Story of a Patriot by Upton Sinclair
  10. Why don't you let them go free? – The Limit by Ada Leverson
  11. I want to free her. – Amabel Channice by Anne Douglas Sedgwick
  12. Yes, sir; he is very free with his money. – Walter Sherwood's Probation by Horatio Alger
  13. You know we are going to make the darkies all free. – In and Out of Rebel Prisons by Lieut. A. [Alonzo] Cooper
  14. There is no free thought. – The Loom of Youth by Alec Waugh
  15. " No." " But, Gidjon, I wants to be free. – The Strength of Gideon and Other Stories Strength of Gideon; Mammy Peggy's Pride; Viney's Free Papers; The Fruitful Sleeping of The Rev. Elisha Edwards; The Ingrate; The Case of 'Ca'line'; The Finish of Patsy Barnes; One Man's Fortunes; Jim's Probation; U by Paul Laurence Dunbar
  16. She must come back of her own free will, if she came back at all. – After the Storm by T. S. Arthur
  17. And so, in time, you shall get free. – The Art of the Story-Teller by Marie L. Shedlock
  18. Out in the world there is much to see, If I were but free! – The Counterpane Fairy by Katharine Pyle
  19. Yes, I can be free to- morrow if I will. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
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