Freelance - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈfriːlæns|  American pronunciation of the word freelance
Brit.  |ˈfriːlɑːns|  British pronunciation of the word freelance


- a writer or artist who sells services to different employers without a long-term contract with any of them (syn: free-lance, freelancer, independent)


- work independently and on temporary contracts rather than for a long-term employer


- serving for wages in a foreign army (syn: free-lance, mercenary)


I wrote a freelance article for a nature magazine.

She works freelance from home.

He's freelancing for several translation agencies.

He freelanced for several newspapers.

The magazine is looking for freelance writers.

The chief has decided to farm out most of the work to freelance employee.

This was freelance work, paid by the hour.

Determined to be his own master, Simmons quit in 1998 and started working freelance.

He gave up a permanent job in order to freelance.

We found out he'd been doing some freelance work on the quiet.

Zoe does a bit of freelance photography as a sideline.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: freelance
he/she/it: freelances
present participle: freelancing
past tense: freelanced
past participle: freelanced
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