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English adjective: free

1. free able to act at will; not hampered; not under compulsion or restraint


SamplesFree 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.


Similarat large, atrip, autonomous, available, aweigh, clear, emancipated, escaped, footloose, independent, liberated, loose, on the loose, out-of-school, self-governing, sovereign, uncommitted, unconfined, unconstrained, unhampered, unimprisoned, unrestricted


See alsofree, independent, unbound, unconfined, unrestrained, unrestricted


Attributefreedom


Antonymsunfree

2. free unconstrained or not chemically bound in a molecule or not fixed and capable of relatively unrestricted motion


SamplesFree expansion.
Free oxygen.
A free electron.


Similarliberated, unbound


Domain categorychemical science, chemistry, natural philosophy, physics


Antonymsbound

3. free costing nothing


SamplesComplimentary tickets.
Free admission.


Synonymscomplimentary, costless, gratis, gratuitous


Similarunpaid


Antonymspaid

4. free not occupied or in use


SamplesA free locker.
A free lane.


Similarunoccupied


Antonymsoccupied

5. free not fixed in position


SamplesThe detached shutter fell on him.
He pulled his arm free and ran.


Synonymsdetached


Similarunfixed


Antonymsfixed

6. free not held in servitude


SamplesAfter the Civil War he was a free man.


Similarfree-soil, freeborn, non-slave, slaveless


See alsofree


Antonymsunfree

7. free not taken up by scheduled activities


SamplesA free hour between classes.
Spare time on my hands.


Synonymsspare


Similarunoccupied


Antonymsoccupied

8. free completely wanting or lacking


SamplesWriting barren of insight.
Young recruits destitute of experience.
Innocent of literary merit.
The sentence was devoid of meaning.


Synonymsbarren, destitute, devoid, innocent


Similarnonexistent


Antonymsexistent, existing

9. free not literal


SamplesA loose interpretation of what she had been told.
A free translation of the poem.


Synonymsliberal, loose


Similarinexact


Antonymsexact


English noun: free

1. free (group) people who are free


SamplesThe home of the free and the brave.


Synonymsfree people


Broader (hypernym)people


English adverb: free

1. free without restraint


SamplesCows in India are running loose.


Synonymsloose


English verb: free

1. free (social) grant freedom to; free from confinement


ExamplesThey want to free the prisoners


Synonymsliberate, loose, release, unloose, unloosen


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Narrower (hyponym)bail, bail out, parole, run, unchain, unspell


Antonymsdetain, confine

2. free (possession) relieve from


SamplesRid the house of pests.


Synonymsdisembarrass, rid


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody of something


Narrower (hyponym)cleanse, clear, disembody, disinfest, relieve, smooth, smooth out

3. free (contact) remove or force out from a position


SamplesThe 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.


Synonymsdislodge


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)remove, take, take away, withdraw


Antonymsdeposit, stick, wedge, lodge

4. free (social) grant relief or an exemption from a rule or requirement to


SamplesShe exempted me from the exam.


Synonymsexempt, relieve


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody PP


Narrower (hyponym)deregulate, derestrict, dispense, forgive, spare


Antonymsenforce, implement, apply

5. free (social) make (information) available for publication


SamplesRelease the list with the names of the prisoners.


Synonymsrelease


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)issue, supply


Narrower (hyponym)declassify

6. free (social) free from obligations or duties


Synonymsdischarge


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Narrower (hyponym)cashier, clear, cut, disembroil, disentangle, disinvest, disinvolve, divest, liberate, relieve, set free, take over

7. free (contact) free or remove obstruction from


SamplesFree a path across the cluttered floor.


Synonymsdisengage


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Narrower (hyponym)dig out, disencumber, disentangle, extricate, loosen up, unclog, unstuff, untangle


Antonymsobturate, occlude, close up, impede, obstruct, jam, block

8. free (communication) let off the hook


SamplesI absolve you from this responsibility.


Synonymsabsolve, justify


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody of something


Broader (hypernym)forgive


Narrower (hyponym)excuse, exempt, let off, relieve, wash one's hands


Antonymsblame, fault

9. free (possession) part with a possession or right


SamplesI am relinquishing my bedroom to the long-term house guest.
Resign a claim to the throne.


Synonymsgive up, release, relinquish, resign


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Broader (hypernym)give, hand, pass, pass on, reach, turn over


Narrower (hyponym)derequisition, give, sacrifice

10. free (creation) release (gas or energy) as a result of a chemical reaction or physical decomposition


Synonymsliberate, release


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)bring forth, generate


Domain categorychemical science, chemistry

11. free (change) make (assets) available


SamplesRelease the holdings in the dictator's bank account.


Synonymsrelease, unblock, unfreeze


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)issue, supply


Antonymsimmobilise, immobilize, freeze, block









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