(of livestock and domestic poultry) permitted to graze or forage for grain, etc., rather than being confined to a feedlot or a small enclosure: a free-range pig.
of, relating to, or produced by free-range animals: free-range eggs.
Informal. noting or relating to a style of child rearing in which parents allow their children to move about without constant adult supervision:free-range kids;free-range parents.
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How to use free-range in a sentence
Prince Charles has closed down his small free-range egg business after 24 of his beloved hens were killed by a fox.
They have been raised like free-range chickens, and I am rather a Chinese chicken mom, which seems to make everyone happy!
You know labels like ‘organic,’ ‘free range,’ or ‘non GMO,’ but what exactly do they mean?
Williams-Sonoma also offers a fresh free-range turkey, also from Willie Bird ranch.
Lenore Skenazy is a columnist at ParentDish.com and author of the book and blog, “ free-range Kids” (freerangekids.com).
It impounds the deer, but gives free range to the wolf and to his as pitiless two-legged brother, the crust hunter.In New England Fields and Woods | Rowland E. Robinson
You'd better get your cow out of here; this isn't free range, you know.The Main Chance | Meredith Nicholson
Perhaps the males were allowed free range, the females only being permitted at stated seasons to accompany them.The Romance of Natural History, Second Series | Philip Henry Gosse
I doubt not but that it likes him better than the tending of apricots when he has the free range of the ale-houses to work on.Judith Shakespeare | William Black
It is only when physical necessities have been met or ignored that the spirit of man has free range.The Gate of Appreciation | Carleton Noyes
British Dictionary definitions for free-range
mainly British kept or produced in natural nonintensive conditions: free-range hens; free-range eggs
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