Free - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |friː|  American pronunciation of the word free
Brit.  |friː|  British pronunciation of the word free

noun

- people who are free

verb

- grant freedom to; free from confinement (syn: liberate, loose, release, unloose, unloosen)
- relieve from (syn: disembarrass, rid)
- remove or force out from a position(syn: dislodge)
- grant relief or an exemption from a rule or requirement to (syn: exempt, relieve)
- make (information) available for publication (syn: release)
- free from obligations or duties (syn: discharge)
- free or remove obstruction from(syn: disengage)

▼ (4)

adjective

- costing nothing(syn: complimentary, costless, gratis, gratuitous)
- not occupied or in use
- not fixed in position(syn: detached)
- not taken up by scheduled activities(syn: spare)
- completely wanting or lacking (syn: barren, destitute, devoid, innocent)
- not literal(syn: liberal, loose)

adverb

- without restraint (syn: loose)

Examples

They're giving out free tickets to the show.

The school newsletter is free.

After 10 years in jail, he was finally a free man.

The animal struggled to get free of the trap.

His legs became caught in the net, and he was unable to get himself free.

The gunman freed two of the hostages.

The animals were freed from their cages.

His legs became tangled in the net, and he was unable to free himself.

He was unable to free his legs from the net.

The animal struggled to free itself from the trap.

Hiring an assistant has freed him to spend more time with his family.

She encourages her students to free their imaginations.

The gate opened, and the animals ran free.

Buy one, get one free.

A fortnight hence I shall be free as air.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: free
he/she/it: frees
present participle: freeing
past tense: freed
past participle: freed
adjective
comparative: freer
superlative: freest
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