adjective, fre·er, fre·est.
verb (used with object), freed, free·ing.
- to release, as from restrictions: Congress voted to free up funds for the new highway system.
- to disentangle: It took an hour to free up the traffic jam.
- unrestrained; casual; informal.
- excessively or inappropriately casual; presumptuous.
- to use as one's own; help oneself to: If you make free with their liquor, you won't be invited again.
- to treat with too much familiarity; take liberties with.
Origin of free
Examples from the Web for freed
It was his business acumen, his own unflagging zeal for the creative business solution, that had freed Sam to do this.How Martin Luther King Jr. Influenced Sam Cooke’s ‘A Change Is Gonna Come’|Peter Guralnick|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Kurdish forces declared victory and freed Yazidi holdouts, with help from U.S. air power.Iraqi Kurds Get Their Groove Back, End Siege of Mount Sinjar|Jamie Dettmer|December 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Gross and an unnamed American intelligence agent were freed Wednesday in exchange for three Cuban spies.
He cites an interview that a freed POW, Air Force Lt. Col. William Harrison, gave to The New York Times in 1953.The Luxury Homes That Torture and Your Tax Dollars Built|Michael Daly|December 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Kurdish authorities in northern Iraq say they have freed about 100 Yazidi women.
Freed slaves must quit the states, or be sold by it for slaves again!Early Western Travels, 1748-1846, Volume XII|William Faux
And now she wondered whether, when freed, she could ever again find that rotting log.The Flaming Jewel|Robert W. Chambers
I have spoken of these freed men as if they had no religion.The Discovery of the Source of the Nile|John Hanning Speke
He reached, freed a corner of the tape and ripped it off in a single swipe.History Repeats|George Oliver Smith
Amazo'na, a fairy, who freed a certain country from the Ogri and the Blue Centaur.Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1|The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D.
British Dictionary definitions for freed
adjective freer or freest
- having personal rights or liberty; not enslaved or confined
- (as noun)land of the free
- not subject to payment of rent or performance of services; freehold
- not subject to any burden or charge, such as a mortgage or lien; unencumbered
verb frees, freeing or freed (tr)
Derived Formsfreer, nounfreely, adverbfreeness, noun
Word Origin for free
Idioms and Phrases with freed
In addition to the idioms beginning with free
- free agent
- free and clear
- free and easy
- free as a bird
- free enterprise
- free fall
- free hand
- free lunch
- free rein
- breathe easy (freely)
- feel free
- footloose and fancy-free
- for free
- get off (scot-free)
- home free
- make free with
- of one's own accord (free will)