|1.||[ adjective ] 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"
|Related terms:||unfree loose unhampered autonomous clear discharged at_large unrestricted out-of-school disentangled footloose emancipated out-of-school unconfined quit aweigh at_liberty available independent unrestricted unrestrained unconfined unbound freedom|
|2.||[ verb ] grant freedom to; free from confinement|
|Synonyms:||release loose liberate unloosen unloose|
|Related terms:||confine unspell unchain parole bail run bail_out liberation|
|3.||[ adjective ] (chemistry and 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"
|Related terms:||bound physics chemistry liberated unbound|
|4.||[ verb ] remove or force out from a position|
"The dentist dislodged the piece of food that had been stuck under my gums" "He finally could free the legs of the earthquake victim who was buried in the rubble"
|Related terms:||lodge remove|
|5.||[ adjective ] costing nothing|
|Synonyms:||costless gratis gratuitous complimentary|
|6.||[ verb ] relieve from|
"Rid the house of pests"
|Related terms:||smooth clear relieve disinfest cleanse disembody obviate elimination disembarrassment|
|7.||[ adjective ] not occupied or in use|
"a free locker" "a free lane"
|8.||[ adjective ] affording free passage or view|
"a clear view" "a clear path to victory"
|9.||[ adjective ] done by hand without mechanical aids or devices|
"a freehand drawing"
|10.||[ verb ] free or remove obstruction from|
"free a path across the cluttered floor"
|Related terms:||obstruct extricate unstuff unclog dig_out|
|11.||[ verb ] free from obligations or duties|
|Related terms:||take_over cut divest cashier clear disinvolve liberate liberation dismissal|
|12.||[ verb ] make (information) available publication|
"release the list with the names of the prisoners"
|Related terms:||issue declassify release|
|13.||[ verb ] grant relief or an exemption from a rule or requirement to|
"She exempted me from the exam"
|Related terms:||enforce spare forgive deregulate derestrict dispense exemption|
|14.||[ adjective ] of your own accord|
"a free act of the will" "free choice"
|15.||[ verb ] let off the hook|
"I absolve you from this responsibility"
|Related terms:||blame forgive excuse wash_one's_hands justification|
|16.||[ adjective ] not fixed in position|
"the detached shutter fell on him" "he pulled his arm free and ran"
|17.||[ adjective ] not held in servitude|
"after the Civil War he was a free man"
|Related terms:||slave emancipated free-soil free-soil freeborn|
|18.||[ adjective ] not taken up by scheduled activities|
"a free hour between classes" "spare time on my hands"
|19.||[ verb ] make (assets) available|
|Synonyms:||unfreeze release unblock|
"release the holdings in the dictator's bank account"
|Related terms:||freeze freeze issue|
|20.||[ adverb ] without restraint|
"cows in India are running loose"
|Related terms:||loose loose|
|21.||[ adjective ] not literal|
"a loose interpretation of what she had been told" "a free translation of the poem"
|22.||[ adjective ] not bound by shackles and chains|
|Synonyms:||unfettered untied unshackled unchained|
|23.||[ verb ] part with a possession or right|
|Synonyms:||relinquish give_up resign release|
"I am relinquishing my bedroom to the long-term house guest" "resign a claim to the throne"
|Related terms:||pass sacrifice derequisition relinquishment acquittance|
|24.||[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 2951|
|25.||[ noun ] people who are free|
"the home of the free and the brave"