Definitions of free

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

Antonyms for free

imprisoned, engaged, freeze, lowly, glom, prisonlike, engage, enforce, hold, entrap, congest, acquisitive, retiring, nail, embrangle, ensnare, envious, meek, mean, rapacious, besiege, sticky, trapped, dependent, dear, seclude, pacify, employed, bound, convict, greedy, industrious, encumbered, beleaguer, jam, subjugate, speechless, kidnapped, dumb, vigorous, running, capture, cohesive, enclosed, demure, sordid, obstructed, commit, mercenary, hoggish, shut, adscripted, servile, reserved, enmesh, Hobbled, blame, illiberal, conquered, unassuming, chary, modest, thrifty, impassable, insulate, restrain, immobilise, clogged, Caged, adjoining, intern, unfree, Short circuit, impeach, timid, busy, energetic, selfish, Dammed, bustling, obstruct, subject, inhibit, attached, ensnarl, spare, adhesive, itchy, diligent, confine, closed, penned, closefisted, bridle, lodge, functioning, embroil, apply, arrested, viscous, hamper, operational, condemn, Enfetter, feasible, abridge, subdue, pull in, viable, laborious, nobble, inferior, hold in, handicapped, seize, charge, cornered, segregate, petty, uncommunicative, penurious, occlude, grasping, stymie, jammed, entangled, diffident, subjugated, implement, tightfisted, shackled, cut off, alive, miserly, functional, covetous, bolted, keep down, nonautonomous, occupied, tight, accuse, operable, tied, keep back, reticent, glutinous, Hopping, stinting, at bay, existing, living, tie, fastened, conjugated, vanquish, imprison, unpretentious, barricaded, going, choke, avaricious, existent, close, subdued, small, chained, cheap, usable, shackle, sedulous, apprenticed, catch up, Trammeled, enchain, wedge, uncharitable, Leashed, stopped, shy, niggardly, overpower, expensive, on, joined, blocked, invest, Gyve, workable, treed, inculpate, stick, fasten, articled, frugal, restrict, desirous, grudging, bashful, obturate, parsimonious, bind, assiduous, circumscribe, encumber, Caught, humble, viscid, Interfered, plugged, nonsovereign, avid, conjugate, arrest, subservient, blockaded, restrained, captive, slaveholding, fix, incarcerate, active, constricted, compel, operating, exact, gummy, working, tie up, mute, subordinate, embarrass, impede, timorous, begrudging, fetter, ungenerous, stuffed, keep in, dominate, confined, adscript, paid, down-to-earth, stingy, jailed, Anchored, mousy, Captured, conquer, taciturn, costly, costive, fettered, connected, pick up, enslaved, entangle, cramped, Incarcerated, high, catch, penny-pinching, Manacled, gum, interned, impeded, linked, unassertive, serflike, secure, indentured, niggard, repress, sparing, oblige, useful, Gated, detain, Hindered, operative, Entoil, uncleared, fault, obligate, hold back, tied up, sticking, mingy, Coveting, Immured, apprehended, chintzy, block, apprehend, practical, nab, silent, Hampered, immobilize, sequester, close up, fixed, resentful.

Quotes of free

  1. A man has free choice to the extent that he is rational. – Thomas Aquinas
  2. When one has the feeling of dislike for evil, when one feels tranquil, one finds pleasure in listening to good teachings; when one has these feelings and appreciates them, one is free of fear. – Buddha
  3. God, our genes, our environment, or some stupid programmer keying in code at an ancient terminal- there's no way free will can ever exist if we as individuals are the result of some external cause. – Orson Scott Card
  4. I like to be a free spirit. Some don't like that, but that's the way I am. – Princess Diana
  5. How can an act done under compulsion have any moral element in it, seeing that what is moral is the free act of an intelligent being? – Auberon Herbert
  6. A wise and frugal Government, which shall retrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. – Thomas Jefferson
  7. For a people who are free and who mean to remain so, a well -organized and armed militia is their best security. – Thomas Jefferson
  8. Children also have artistic ability, and there is wisdom in there having it! The more helpless they are, the more instructive are the examples they furnish us; and they must be preserved free of corruption from an early age. – Paul Klee
  9. There is no pressure on me, I can take a lot of risks in the coming weeks. I feel free to ski the way I decide on race -day because the overall title was not my main target this winter. – Hermann Maier
  10. Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds! – Bob Marley
  11. Before we move forward with new efforts to lower the barriers to international free trade, we must review the consequences of the policies of the past and address the problems of the present. – Bob Ney
  12. My thinking tends to be libertarian. That is, I oppose intrusions of the state into the private realm- as in abortion, sodomy, prostitution, pornography, drug use, or suicide, all of which I would strongly defend as matters of free choice in a representative democracy. – Camille Paglia
  13. I am absolutely opposed to a national ID card. This is a total contradiction of what a free society is all about. The purpose of government is to protect the secrecy and the privacy of all individuals, not the secrecy of government. We don't need a national ID card. – Ron Paul
  14. Free people, remember this maxim: we may acquire liberty, but it is never recovered if it is once lost. – Jean Jacques Rousseau
  15. Freedom- to walk free and own no superior. – Walt Whitman

Usage examples for free

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

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