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Free meaning

free - 30 dictionary results

  1. 1. make ( assets) available; " release the holdings in the dictator's bank account"
  2. 2. free or remove obstruction from; " free a path across the cluttered floor"
  3. 3. free from obligations or duties
  4. 4. make ( information) available publication; " release the list with the names of the prisoners"
  5. 5. 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. 6. 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.
  7. 7. 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.
  8. 8. Liberated, by arriving at a certain age, from the control of parents, guardian, or master.
  9. 9. Not confined or imprisoned; released from arrest; liberated; at liberty to go.
  10. 10. Clear of offense or crime; guiltless; innocent.
  11. 11. Unconstrained by timidity or distrust; unreserved; ingenuous; frank; familiar; communicative.
  12. 12. Not close or parsimonious; liberal; open- handed; lavish; as, free with his money.
  13. 13. Characteristic of one acting without restraint; charming; easy.
  14. 14. Ready; eager; acting without spurring or whipping; spirited; as, a free horse.
  15. 15. Not gained by importunity or purchase; gratuitous; spontaneous; as, free admission; a free gift.
  16. 16. Certain or honorable; the opposite of base; as, free service; free socage.
  17. 17. Privileged or individual; the opposite of common; as, a free fishery; a free warren.
  18. 18. Not united or combined with anything else; separated; dissevered; unattached; at liberty to escape; as, free carbonic acid gas; free cells.
  19. 19. Freely; willingly.
  20. 20. Without charge; as, children admitted free.
  21. 21. To remove, as something that confines or bars; to relieve from the constraint of.
  22. 22. To frank.
  23. 23. Not subjected to the laws of physical necessity; capable of voluntary activity; endowed with moral liberty; - said of the will.
  24. 24. Unrestrained; immoderate; lavish; licentious; - used in a bad sense.
  25. 25. Exempt; clear; released; liberated; not encumbered or troubled with; as, free from pain; free from a burden; - followed by from, or, rarely, by of.
  26. 26. Invested with a particular freedom or franchise; enjoying certain immunities or privileges; admitted to special rights; - followed by of.
  27. 27. 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.
  28. 28. 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.
  29. 29. At liberty; not oppressed; candid; exempt; liberal; loose; easy.
  30. 30. To make free; liberate.

free - examples of usage

  1. I want to be free always. - "A Hazard of New Fortunes, Part Fifth", William Dean Howells.
  2. Most of us were young and free from care. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
  3. So you bought yourself free? - "The Crisis, Volume 6", Winston Churchill.
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