Definition of Free

1. Noun. People who are free. "The home of the free and the brave"

Exact synonyms: Free People
Generic synonyms: People

2. Verb. Grant freedom to; free from confinement. "They want to free the prisoners "
Exact synonyms: Liberate, Loose, Release, Unloose, Unloosen
Specialized synonyms: Unspell, Unchain, Bail, Run, Bail Out, Parole
Antonyms: Confine
Derivative terms: Freeing, Liberation, Liberator, Liberty, Release

3. Adjective. Able to act at will; not hampered; not under compulsion or restraint. ; "A free choice"

4. Adverb. Without restraint. "Cows in India are running loose"
Exact synonyms: Loose

5. Verb. Relieve from. "Rid the house of pests"
Exact synonyms: Disembarrass, Rid
Specialized synonyms: Cleanse, Relieve, Smooth, Smooth Out, Clear, Disinfest, Disembody
Derivative terms: Disembarrassment, Riddance
Also: Rid Of

6. Adjective. Unconstrained or not chemically bound in a molecule or not fixed and capable of relatively unrestricted motion. "A free electron"
Category relationships: Chemical Science, Chemistry, Natural Philosophy, Physics
Similar to: Liberated, Unbound
Antonyms: Bound

7. Verb. Remove or force out from a position. "He finally could free the legs of the earthquake victim who was buried in the rubble"
Exact synonyms: Dislodge
Generic synonyms: Remove, Take, Take Away, Withdraw
Antonyms: Lodge

8. Adjective. Costing nothing. "Free admission"
Exact synonyms: Complimentary, Costless, Gratis, Gratuitous
Similar to: Unpaid

9. Verb. Grant relief or an exemption from a rule or requirement to. "She exempted me from the exam"
Exact synonyms: Exempt, Relieve
Specialized synonyms: Derestrict, Deregulate, Dispense, Forgive, Spare
Antonyms: Enforce
Derivative terms: Exemption

10. Adjective. Not occupied or in use. "A free lane"
Similar to: Unoccupied

11. Verb. Make (information) available for publication. "Release the list with the names of the prisoners"
Exact synonyms: Release
Generic synonyms: Issue, Supply
Specialized synonyms: Declassify
Derivative terms: Release

12. Adjective. Not fixed in position. "He pulled his arm free and ran"
Exact synonyms: Detached
Similar to: Unfixed

13. Verb. Free from obligations or duties.
Exact synonyms: Discharge
Specialized synonyms: Disinvest, Divest, Relieve, Take Over, Cut, Clear, Cashier, Liberate, Set Free, Disembroil, Disentangle, Disinvolve
Derivative terms: Discharge, Freeing

14. Adjective. Not held in servitude. "After the Civil War he was a free man"
Similar to: Freeborn, Free-soil, Non-slave, Slaveless
Antonyms: Unfree

15. Verb. Free or remove obstruction from. "Free a path across the cluttered floor"
Exact synonyms: Disengage
Specialized synonyms: Dig Out, Unclog, Loosen Up, Unstuff, Disencumber, Disentangle, Extricate, Untangle
Antonyms: Obstruct

16. Adjective. Not taken up by scheduled activities. "Spare time on my hands"
Exact synonyms: Spare
Similar to: Unoccupied

17. Verb. Let off the hook. "I absolve you from this responsibility"
Exact synonyms: Absolve, Justify
Specialized synonyms: Excuse, Exempt, Let Off, Relieve, Wash One's Hands
Generic synonyms: Forgive
Derivative terms: Absolvitory, Justification
Antonyms: Blame

18. Adjective. Completely wanting or lacking. "The sentence was devoid of meaning"
Exact synonyms: Barren, Destitute, Devoid, Innocent
Similar to: Nonexistent

19. Verb. Part with a possession or right. "Resign a claim to the throne"
Exact synonyms: Give Up, Release, Relinquish, Resign
Generic synonyms: Give, Hand, Pass, Pass On, Reach, Turn Over
Specialized synonyms: Derequisition, Give, Sacrifice
Derivative terms: Release, Release, Relinquishing, Relinquishment

20. Adjective. Not literal. "A free translation of the poem"
Exact synonyms: Liberal, Loose
Similar to: Inexact
Derivative terms: Looseness

21. Verb. Release (gas or energy) as a result of a chemical reaction or physical decomposition.
Exact synonyms: Liberate, Release
Category relationships: Chemical Science, Chemistry
Generic synonyms: Bring Forth, Generate

22. Verb. Make (assets) available. "Release the holdings in the dictator's bank account"
Exact synonyms: Release, Unblock, Unfreeze
Generic synonyms: Issue, Supply
Antonyms: Block, Freeze

Definition of Free

1. a. Exempt from subjection to the will of others; not under restraint, control, or compulsion; able to follow one's own impulses, desires, or inclinations; determining one's own course of action; not dependent; at liberty.

2. adv. Freely; willingly.

3. v. t. 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.

Definition of Free

1. Adjective. Not (imprisoned) or (enslaved). ¹

2. Adjective. Obtainable without any (payment). ¹

3. Adjective. (by extension chiefly advertising slang) Obtainable without additional payment, as a bonus given when paying for something else. ¹

4. Adjective. (unconstrained Unconstrained). ¹

5. Adjective. (mathematics) Unconstrained by (relator)s. ¹

6. Adjective. (mathematics logic) Unconstrained by (quantifier)s. ¹

7. Adjective. Unobstructed, without (blockage)s. ¹

8. Adjective. Not in use ¹

9. Adjective. Without (obligation)s. ¹

10. Adjective. (software) With very few (limitations) on distribution or improvement. ¹

11. Adjective. Without; not containing (what is specified). ¹

12. Adjective. (programming) Of (identifier)s, not (bound). ¹

13. Adjective. (botany mycology) Not (attached); (loose). ¹

14. Adjective. (of a morpheme) That can be used by itself, (unattached) to another (morpheme). ¹

15. Adjective. (software) Intended for (release), as opposed to a (checked) version. ¹

16. Adverb. Without needing to (pay). ¹

17. Verb. (transitive) To make free; set at (liberty); (release); rid of that which confines, limits, embarrasses, or oppresses. ¹

18. Noun. (Australian rules football Gaelic football) Abbreviation of (free kick). ¹

19. Noun. (free transfer) ¹

20. Noun. (hurling) The usual means of restarting play after a foul is committed, where the non-offending team restarts from where the foul was committed. ¹

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Definition of Free

1. not subject to restriction or control [adj FREER, FREEST] / to make free [v FREED, FREEING, FREES] - See also: free

Medical Definition of Free

1. 1. Exempt from subjection to the will of others; not under restraint, control, or compulsion; able to follow one's own impulses, desires, or inclinations; determining one's own course of action; not dependent; at liberty. "That which has the power, or not the power, to operate, is that alone which is or is not free." (Locke) 2. 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. 3. Liberated, by arriving at a certain age, from the control of parents, guardian, or master. 4. Not confined or imprisoned; released from arrest; liberated; at liberty to go. "Set an unhappy prisoner free." (Prior) 5. Not subjected to the laws of physical necessity; capable of voluntary activity; endowed with moral liberty; said of the will. "Not free, what proof could they have given sincere Of true allegiance, constant faith, or love." (Milton) 6. Clear of offense or crime; guiltless; innocent. "My hands are guilty, but my heart is free." (Dryden) 7. Unconstrained by timidity or distrust; unreserved; ingenuous; frank; familiar; communicative. "He was free only with a few." (Milward) 8. Unrestrained; immoderate; lavish; licentious; used in a bad sense. "The critics have been very free in their censures." (Felton) "A man may live a free life as to wine or women." (Shelley) 9. Not close or parsimonious; liberal; open-handed; lavish; as, free with his money. 10. Exempt; clear; released; liberated; not encumbered or troubled with; as, free from pain; free from a burden; followed by from, or, rarely, by of. "Princes declaring themselves free from the obligations of their treaties." (Bp. Burnet) 11. Characteristic of one acting without restraint; charming; easy. 12. Ready; eager; acting without spurring or whipping; spirited; as, a free horse. 13. Invested with a particular freedom or franchise; enjoying certain immunities or privileges; admitted to special rights; followed by of. "He therefore makes all birds, of every sect, Free of his farm." (Dryden) 14. 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. "Why, sir, I pray, are not the streets as free For me as for you?" (Shak) 15. Not gained by importunity or purchase; gratuitous; spontaneous; as, free admission; a free gift. 16. 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. 17. Certain or honorable; the opposite of base; as, free service; free socage. 18. Privileged or individual; the opposite of common; as, a free fishery; a free warren. 19. Not united or combined with anything else; separated; dissevered; unattached; at liberty to escape; as, free carbonic acid gas; free cells. Free agency, the capacity or power of choosing or acting freely, or without necessity or constraint upon the will. Free bench, to sail with the yards not braced in as sharp as when sailing closehauled, or close to the wind. Origin: OE. Fre, freo, AS. Freo, fri; akin to D. Vrij, OS. & OHG. Fri, G. Frei, Icel. Fri, Sw. & Dan. Fri, Goth. Freis, and also to Skr. Prija beloved, dear, fr. Pri to love, Goth. Frijn. Cf. Affray, Belfry, Friday, Friend, Frith inclosure. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Free

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