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Definition of Free


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

free in Afrikaans is vry, gratis
free in Danish is gratis, fri
free in Dutch is onbelemmerd, open, los, onbezet, vlot
free in Finnish is vapaa
free in German is freigeben, frei
free in Italian is rilasciare, esente, esimere, tempo libero
free in Latin is licens, liber libera; liberum, solvo, eripio
free in Portuguese is livre
free in Spanish is dispensar, gratuito, gratas, franco, gratis, libre
free in Swedish is ledig, fri