- Also freelancer. a person who works as a writer, designer, performer, or the like, selling work or services by the hour, day, job, etc., rather than working on a regular salary basis for one employer.
- a person who contends in a cause or in a succession of various causes, as he or she chooses, without personal attachment or allegiance.
- to act or work as a freelance: The illustrator used to be employed by us but is freelancing now.
- to produce, sell, or accomplish as a freelance: to freelance a magazine article.
- of or relating to a freelance or the work of a freelance: a freelance writer; freelance copyediting.
- in the manner of a freelance: She works freelance.
Origin of freelance
Examples from the Web for freelance
Contemporary Examples of freelance
Freelance journalist Austin Tice was abducted in Syria more than two years ago.A 26-Year-Old Woman Is ISIS’s Last American Hostage
November 17, 2014
The Herald asked her to be a freelance reporter, but not because of her notorious status.Amanda Knox, Cub Reporter: The Convicted Murderer Is Now Writing Theater Reviews for a Small Seattle Paper
November 4, 2014
Lottie Joiner is a Washington, D.C.-based freelance writer and senior editor of The Crisis magazine.Remembering Civil Rights Heroine Fannie Lou Hamer: 'I'm Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired'
Lottie L. Joiner
September 2, 2014
He now lives in Seoul, where he teaches at Hongik University and also works as a freelance fashion photographer.Black K-Pop Fans Come Out of the Closet
August 31, 2014
A year ago, I resigned from my full-time job to be a freelance writer.My Life as an Illegal AirBnb Landlord
June 10, 2014
Historical Examples of freelance
"Freelance, by God," the Chief sighed and collapsed into his chair.Arm of the Law
Occasionally he assisted Quirk with a black and white sketch for "The Freelance."
The 'Freelance' is all right, but it never can be the 'Mercury.'
The thing that I should now most like to be is a freelance writer.Atlantis
Freelance writer and author, Isaac Don Levine for the record.Warren Commission (1 of 26): Hearings Vol. I (of 15)
The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
- Also called: freelancera self-employed person, esp a writer or artist, who is not employed continuously but hired to do specific assignments
- (as modifier)a freelance journalist
- a person, esp a politician, who supports several causes or parties without total commitment to any one
- (in medieval Europe) a mercenary soldier or adventurer
- to work as a freelance on (an assignment, etc)
- as a freelance
Word Origin for freelance
1902, from freelance (n.). Related: Freelancer (1898); freelanced; freelancing.