[ free-sahy-kuh l ]
/ ˌfriˈsaɪ kəl /

verb (used with object), free·cy·cled, free·cy·cling.

to give away (used goods or materials) to people who want them, or to obtain (such items) for free.

verb (used without object), free·cy·cled, free·cy·cling.

to exchange used items for free.


an online community that facilitates such exchanges.

Origin of freecycle

2000–05; blend of free and recycle

Related forms

free·cy·cler, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for freecycle


/ (ˈfriːˌsaɪkəl) /


an informal network of citizens who cooperate online to promote recycling by offering one another unwanted items free of charge


(tr) to recycle (an unwanted item) by offering it to someone free of charge
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