adjective, fre·er [free-er], /ˈfri ər/, fre·est [free-ist]. /ˈfri ɪst/.
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.
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Idioms for free
- 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
synonym study for free
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Definition for free (2 of 2)
Example sentences from the Web for free
Six hundred families had signed up for free holiday meals, a good 150 more than usual.‘Can’t eat a gift card’: Rural food banks fight to put turkeys on the table|Kyle Swenson|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
Plus, kids ten years old and under get to ski free all season long.10 Ski Areas Where You Can Camp in the Parking Lot|Megan Michelson|November 20, 2020|Outside Online
The abbreviated NBA offseason is already rolling with the draft Wednesday and free agency starting two days later.NBA free agency tracker (plus trades): Warriors acquire Kelly Oubre; 76ers trade Al Horford to Thunder|Ben Golliver|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
Mannan’s K Street restaurant has been serving free food to those experiencing homelessness or otherwise struggling since it opened.A restaurant that fed the homeless said it might have to close. Donations poured in.|Paulina Firozi|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
Once inside, however everything else is more of a free-for-all.You have until Nov. 22 to visit these six Smithsonian museums. Here’s what to expect.|Kelsey Ables|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
It stands in all its blessed fullness, freeness, and preciousness before the eye of faith; its terms are clear and unmistakable.
As elsewhere, we were impressed with the independent bearing and freeness of the Zapotec woman.In Indian Mexico (1908)|Frederick Starr
Then, with the freeness and frankness which his race displays in such matters, Dario added some particulars.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete|Emile Zola
Here the grace of God met her in all its fullness and freeness.
He had heard about the freeness of nature, thought it was so, and it was not so.The Best Short Stories of 1919|Various
British Dictionary definitions for free (1 of 2)
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 forms of freefreer, nounfreely, adverbfreeness, noun
Word Origin for free
British Dictionary definitions for free (2 of 2)
adj combining form
Idioms and Phrases with free
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)