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pronunciation:
fri
parts of speech:
adjective, adverb, transitive verb
phrases:
free and easy
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: freer, freest
definition 1: being without hindrance or constraint; not enslaved or imprisoned.
After twenty years in prison, he was a free man at last.
synonyms:
at liberty, emancipated, enfranchised, liberated
antonyms:
enslaved, imprisoned, restricted
similar words:
footloose, freeborn, loose, spontaneous, uninhibited, unrestricted
definition 2: characterized by self-government and the existence of civil and political rights and liberties for all citizens.
a free society
synonyms:
autonomous, independent, self-governing, sovereign
antonyms:
unfree
definition 3: not subject to outside authority or restrictions.
a free press
synonyms:
independent, sovereign, unrestricted
antonyms:
controlled
similar words:
autonomous
definition 4: released from burdens or worry (usu. fol. by of or from).
synonyms:
disencumbered, unburdened
antonyms:
encumbered
similar words:
carefree, fancy-free, footloose
definition 5: not blocked or impeded.
The drain is now free.
synonyms:
clear, open, wide-open
similar words:
accessible, available, loose, unoccupied
definition 6: open or available to all.
It's a free country.
synonyms:
open
similar words:
available, public, unlimited, unreserved
definition 7: requiring no payment in return.
That store gives a free balloon to every child.
synonyms:
complimentary, gratis, gratuitous, on the house
similar words:
voluntary
definition 8: unloosed, disattached, or separated from contact that impedes.
The sign became free and blew away in the wind.
synonyms:
clear, detached, separate, unattached, unloosened
similar words:
disengaged, loose, untied
definition 9: generous in spirit.
synonyms:
liberal, open, openhearted
similar words:
charitable, generous, open-minded, openhanded, tolerant
definition 10: loose or unrestrained in behavior.
synonyms:
abandoned, loose, spontaneous, uninhibited, unrestrained
similar words:
immoderate, intemperate, promiscuous, wanton
definition 11: presumptuous; bold; forward.
synonyms:
assertive, assuming, bold, forward, presumptuous
similar words:
audacious, brash, brazen, bumptious, high-handed, pushy, unrestrained
definition 12: empty, as a space; not occupied.
Is this seat free?
synonyms:
available, unoccupied, vacant
antonyms:
engaged, occupied
similar words:
clear, empty, open, unreserved
definition 13: able to move or act.
Being divorced now, she is free to marry again.
definition 14: no longer dependent on someone or something.
She is now free of drugs and alcohol.
definition 15: having no obligations or previous commitments.
I have a meeting Thursday, but I'm free on Friday.
antonyms:
busy, engaged
phrase: free and easy
 
part of speech: adverb
inflections: freer, freest
definition 1: in a free manner.
definition 2: without cost.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: freed, freeing, frees
definition 1: to set loose from bondage; make free.
antonyms:
capture, enslave, incarcerate, jail, restrain, seize, shut, take
similar words:
acquit, amnesty, deliver, emancipate, liberate, loose, rescue, spring
definition 2: to disattach, unloose, or make clear of obstruction.
similar words:
extricate, loose, rid, spring
definition 3: to release, esp. from burdens or worry (usu. fol. by of or from).
similar words:
absolve, acquit, deliver, ease, extricate, loose, release, relieve
derivations: freely (adv.), freeness (n.)
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  • freely:
    in a free way.
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