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freelance [or] free lance

 
pronunciation:
fri laens
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, adjective, adverb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a person who earns a living by taking on a variety of assignments, often completed at home, for a variety of employers and generally without long-term commitments.
I felt I could get enough work and be happier as a freelance, so I left the company I was working for.
definition 2: a person who proceeds as an independent in politics with no allegiance to any one party.
definition 3: (usu. written " free lance") in the Middle Ages, a mercenary soldier.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: freelances, freelancing, freelanced
definition: to act or work as a freelance
The last I heard, she'd quit her regular job and was freelancing.
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: of, produced by, or working as a freelance.
He's doing well as a freelance photographer, and he's much happier now, working on his own.
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part of speech: adverb
definition: in a way that is characteristic of a freelance.
There isn't enough security working freelance, so I'm looking for a salaried job now.