or free-stand·ing

[ free-stan-ding ]

  1. (of sculpture or architectural elements) unattached to a supporting unit or background; standing alone.

  2. not affiliated with others of its kind; independent; autonomous: a freestanding clinic, not connected with any hospital.

Origin of freestanding

First recorded in 1875–80; free + standing

Words Nearby freestanding Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use freestanding in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for freestanding


/ (ˌfriːˈstændɪŋ) /

  1. standing apart; not attached to or supported by another object

  2. (in systemic grammar) denoting a clause that can stand alone as a sentence; denoting or being a main clause: Compare bound 1 (def. 8b)

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