1. [ adjective ] (work) working for yourself
Synonyms: self-employed
Related terms: salaried employed
2. [ adjective ] (military) used of soldiers hired by a foreign army
Synonyms: mercenary
Related terms: paid
3. [ noun ] (work) a writer or artist who sells services to different employers without a long-term contract with any of them
Synonyms: self-employed_person independent
Related terms: worker
Similar spelling:   free-lance