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
Synonyms: dislodge

"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

"complimentary tickets"

Related terms: unpaid
6. [ verb ] relieve from
Synonyms: rid disembarrass

"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"

Related terms: unoccupied
8. [ adjective ] affording free passage or view
Synonyms: clear open

"a clear view" "a clear path to victory"

Related terms: unobstructed
9. [ adjective ] done by hand without mechanical aids or devices
Synonyms: freehand freehanded

"a freehand drawing"

Related terms: original
10. [ verb ] free or remove obstruction from
Synonyms: disengage

"free a path across the cluttered floor"

Related terms: obstruct extricate unstuff unclog dig_out
11. [ verb ] free from obligations or duties
Synonyms: discharge
Related terms: take_over cut divest cashier clear disinvolve liberate liberation dismissal
12. [ verb ] make (information) available publication
Synonyms: release

"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
Synonyms: relieve exempt

"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"

Related terms: voluntary
15. [ verb ] let off the hook
Synonyms: justify absolve

"I absolve you from this responsibility"

Related terms: blame forgive excuse wash_one's_hands justification
16. [ adjective ] not fixed in position
Synonyms: detached

"the detached shutter fell on him" "he pulled his arm free and ran"

Related terms: unfixed
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
Synonyms: spare

"a free hour between classes" "spare time on my hands"

Related terms: unoccupied
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
Synonyms: loose

"cows in India are running loose"

Related terms: loose loose
21. [ adjective ] not literal
Synonyms: loose liberal

"a loose interpretation of what she had been told" "a free translation of the poem"

Related terms: inexact
22. [ adjective ] not bound by shackles and chains
Synonyms: unfettered untied unshackled unchained
Related terms: unbound
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
Synonyms: free_people

"the home of the free and the brave"

Related terms: people
Similar spelling:   Frye