- without charge or payment; free: The manufacturer provided an extra set of coat buttons gratis.
- free; gratuitous.
Origin of gratis
Examples from the Web for gratis
The programs and tickets were designed by a local firm, gratis.Occupy Wall Street Goes Onstage
November 9, 2011
He did not like the expense of them, for everybody was entertained there gratis.
But I understood from the plate that the consultations were gratis.The Stark Munro Letters
J. Stark Munro
Gratis on application, or sent free by Post on receipt of Two Stamps.
Why buy your own experience dear, when you can get it gratis, for nothing already?True Words for Brave Men
The shot is given in ‘free, gratis, for nothing,’ as Paddy said.Crown and Anchor
John Conroy Hutcheson
- (postpositive) without payment; free of charge
Word Origin and History for gratis
mid-15c., "for nothing, freely," from Latin gratis, contraction of gratiis "for thanks," hence, "without recompense," ablative of gratiae "thanks," plural of gratia "favor" (see grace). Meaning "free of charge" is 1540s.