FREE MEANING IN ENGLISH

• Free Definition & Synonyms

  1. (superl.) Not gained by importunity or purchase; gratuitous; spontaneous; as, free admission; a free gift.
  2. (adv.) Freely; willingly.
  3. (superl.) Unrestrained; immoderate; lavish; licentious; -- used in a bad sense.
  4. (superl.) Not under an arbitrary or despotic government; subject only to fixed laws regularly and fairly administered, and defended by them from encroachments upon natural or acquired rights; enjoying political liberty.
  5. (superl.) Unconstrained by timidity or distrust; unreserved; ingenuous; frank; familiar; communicative.
  6. (a.) To make free; to set at liberty; to rid of that which confines, limits, embarrasses, oppresses, etc.; to release; to disengage; to clear; -- followed by from, and sometimes by off; as, to free a captive or a slave; to be freed of these inconveniences.
  7. (superl.) Exempt; clear; released; liberated; not encumbered or troubled with; as, free from pain; free from a burden; -- followed by from, or, rarely, by of.
  8. (a.) To remove, as something that confines or bars; to relieve from the constraint of.
  9. (superl.) Not arbitrary or despotic; assuring liberty; defending individual rights against encroachment by any person or class; instituted by a free people; -- said of a government, institutions, etc.
  10. (superl.) Ready; eager; acting without spurring or whipping; spirited; as, a free horse.
  11. (superl.) Characteristic of one acting without restraint; charming; easy.
  12. (superl.) Not subjected to the laws of physical necessity; capable of voluntary activity; endowed with moral liberty; -- said of the will.
  13. (superl.) Exempt from subjection to the will of others; not under restraint, control, or compulsion; able to follow ones own impulses, desires, or inclinations; determining ones own course of action; not dependent; at liberty.
  14. (superl.) Thrown open, or made accessible, to all; to be enjoyed without limitations; unrestricted; not obstructed, engrossed, or appropriated; open; -- said of a thing to be possessed or enjoyed; as, a free school.
  15. (superl.) Not united or combined with anything else; separated; dissevered; unattached; at liberty to escape; as, free carbonic acid gas; free cells.
  16. (superl.) Clear of offense or crime; guiltless; innocent.
  17. (adv.) Without charge; as, children admitted free.
  18. (superl.) Liberated, by arriving at a certain age, from the control of parents, guardian, or master.
  19. (superl.) Certain or honorable; the opposite of base; as, free service; free socage.
  20. (superl.) Not close or parsimonious; liberal; open-handed; lavish; as, free with his money.
  21. (superl.) Invested with a particular freedom or franchise; enjoying certain immunities or privileges; admitted to special rights; -- followed by of.
  22. (superl.) Privileged or individual; the opposite of common; as, a free fishery; a free warren.
  23. (superl.) Not confined or imprisoned; released from arrest; liberated; at liberty to go.
  24. (a.) To frank.


Synonyms:
Absolve, Complimentary, Costless, Detached, Discharge, Disembarrass, Disengage, Dislodge, Exempt, Gratis, Gratuitous, Justify, Liberal, Liberate, Loose, Release, Relieve, Relinquish, Resign, Rid, Spare, Unfreeze, Unloose, Unloosen,

• Free-handed Definition & Synonyms

  1. (a.) Open-handed; liberal.


• Free-milling Definition & Synonyms

  1. (a.) Yielding free gold or silver; -- said of certain ores which can be reduced by crushing and amalgamation, without roasting or other chemical treatment.


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