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free

 
 
pronunciation:
fri
parts of speech:
adjective, adverb, verb
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: freer, freest
definition 1: not held back or confined; not enslaved and not in prison.
The prisoner forgot what it was like to be free.
synonyms:
at liberty, emancipated, liberated
antonyms:
imprisoned
similar words:
loose
definition 2: having a type of government that is controlled by all the people and that gives rights to all the people.
The people of Canada live in a free nation.
synonyms:
independent, self-governing, sovereign
definition 3: not under the control of another; independent.
You are free to do as you please.A free press does not fear the government.
synonyms:
independent, sovereign
antonyms:
controlled
definition 4: not troubled by or worried about (usually followed by "of" or "from").
We were on vacation and free of cares.
similar words:
carefree
definition 5: not blocked.
The drain is now free.
synonyms:
clear, open
similar words:
accessible, available, loose
definition 6: without cost.
That store gives a free balloon to every child.
synonyms:
complimentary, on the house
similar words:
voluntary
definition 7: empty; not in use.
Is this seat free?
synonyms:
available, vacant
antonyms:
occupied
similar words:
clear, open
 
part of speech: adverb
inflections: freer, freest
definition: without cost.
Children ride free on this bus.
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: freed, freeing, frees
definition 1: to set loose; make free.
Jeremy freed the animal from the cage.
antonyms:
capture, jail, restrain, seize, shut, take
similar words:
deliver, emancipate, liberate, loose, rescue
definition 2: to clear or untangle.
Sarah freed the kite from the tree.
similar words:
loose, rid, spring
derivations: freely (adv.), freeness (n.)
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    in a free way.
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