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.
Words nearby free
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
OTHER WORDS FROM free
synonym study for free
Examples from the Web for unfree
The celebration of Pope Francis should not become just such a therapy for the unfree.Edward Snowden, Not Pope Francis, Is the Person of the Year|James Poulos|December 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The free or unfree condition of a man descended to his posterity.
Miss Marsden went on to attack all the things which bind women and keep them unfree.Women as World Builders|Floyd Dell
And no matter how increasingly beneficent they may in their action appear, they are still despotic and we unfree.Progress and History|Various
British Dictionary definitions for unfree
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
Idioms and Phrases with unfree
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)