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Adjective: free (freer,freest)  free
  1. Able to act at will; not hampered; not under compulsion or restraint
    "free enterprise"; "a free port"; "a free country"; "I have an hour free"; "free will"; "free of racism"; "feel free to stay as long as you wish"; "a free choice"
     
  2. Costing nothing
    "free admission";
    - complimentary, costless, gratis, gratuitous, courtesy
     
  3. (physics) unconstrained or not chemically bound in a molecule or not fixed and capable of relatively unrestricted motion
    "free expansion"; "free oxygen"; "a free electron"
     
  4. Not occupied or in use
    "a free locker"; "a free lane"
     
  5. Not fixed in position
    "he pulled his arm free and ran";
    - detached
     
  6. Not held in servitude
    "after the Civil War he was a free man"
     
  7. Not taken up by scheduled activities
    "a free hour between classes";
    - spare
     
  8. Completely wanting or lacking
    "writing free of insight";
    - barren, destitute, devoid, innocent, empty
     
  9. Not literal
    "a free translation of the poem";
    - loose, liberal
Verb: free (freed,freeing)  free
  1. Grant freedom to; free from confinement
    - liberate, release, unloose, unloosen, loose
     
  2. Relieve from
    "free the house of pests";
    - rid, disembarrass
     
  3. Remove or force out from a position
    "He finally could free the legs of the earthquake victim who was buried in the rubble";
    - dislodge
     
  4. Grant relief or an exemption from a rule or requirement to
    "She freed me from the exam";
    - exempt, relieve
     
  5. Make (information) available for publication
    "free the list with the names of the prisoners";
    - release
     
  6. Release from obligations or duties
    - discharge
     
  7. Remove obstruction from
    "free a path across the cluttered floor";
    - disengage
     
  8. Let off the hook
    "I free you from this responsibility";
    - absolve, justify
     
  9. Part with a possession or right
    - release, relinquish, resign, give up
     
  10. (chemistry) release (gas or energy) as a result of a chemical reaction or physical decomposition
    - release, liberate
     
  11. Make (assets) available
    "free the holdings in the dictator's bank account";
    - unblock, unfreeze, release
Noun: free  free
  1. People who are free
    "the home of the free and the brave";
    - free people
Adverb: free  free
  1. Without restraint
    "cows in India are running free";
    - loose

Derived forms: freeing, freer, freed, freest, frees

See also: at large, atrip, autonomous, available, aweigh, clear, emancipated, escaped, footloose, freeborn, freedom, free-soil, independent, inexact, liberated, loose, nonexistent, non-slave, on the loose, out-of-school, self-governing, slaveless, sovereign, unbound, uncommitted, unconfined, unconstrained, unfixed, unhampered, unimprisoned, unoccupied, unpaid, unrestrained, unrestricted

Type of: bring forth, forgive, generate, give, hand, issue, pardon, pass, pass on, people, reach, remove, supply, take, take away, turn over, withdraw

Antonym: bound, confine, obstruct, unfree

Encyclopedia: Free, White and 21