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    Definition:
    Free - (superl.) Exempt from subjection to the will of others; not under restraint, control, or compulsion; able to follow one's own impulses, desires, or inclinations; determining one's own course of action; not dependent; at liberty.
    Free - (superl.) Not under an arbitrary or despotic government; subject only to fixed laws regularly and fairly administered, and defended by them from encroachments upon natural or acquired rights; enjoying political liberty.
    Free - (superl.) Liberated, by arriving at a certain age, from the control of parents, guardian, or master.
    Free - (superl.) Not confined or imprisoned; released from arrest; liberated; at liberty to go.
    Free - (superl.) Not subjected to the laws of physical necessity; capable of voluntary activity; endowed with moral liberty; -- said of the will.
    Free - (superl.) Clear of offense or crime; guiltless; innocent.
    Free - (superl.) Unconstrained by timidity or distrust; unreserved; ingenuous; frank; familiar; communicative.
    Free - (superl.) Unrestrained; immoderate; lavish; licentious; -- used in a bad sense.
    Free - (superl.) Not close or parsimonious; liberal; open-handed; lavish; as, free with his money.
    Free - (superl.) Exempt; clear; released; liberated; not encumbered or troubled with; as, free from pain; free from a burden; -- followed by from, or, rarely, by of.
    Free - (superl.) Characteristic of one acting without restraint; charming; easy.
    Free - (superl.) Ready; eager; acting without spurring or whipping; spirited; as, a free horse.
    Free - (superl.) Invested with a particular freedom or franchise; enjoying certain immunities or privileges; admitted to special rights; -- followed by of.
    Free - (superl.) Thrown open, or made accessible, to all; to be enjoyed without limitations; unrestricted; not obstructed, engrossed, or appropriated; open; -- said of a thing to be possessed or enjoyed; as, a free school.
    Free - (superl.) Not gained by importunity or purchase; gratuitous; spontaneous; as, free admission; a free gift.
    Free - (superl.) Not arbitrary or despotic; assuring liberty; defending individual rights against encroachment by any person or class; instituted by a free people; -- said of a government, institutions, etc.
    Free - (superl.) Certain or honorable; the opposite of base; as, free service; free socage.
    Free - (superl.) Privileged or individual; the opposite of common; as, a free fishery; a free warren.
    Free - (superl.) Not united or combined with anything else; separated; dissevered; unattached; at liberty to escape; as, free carbonic acid gas; free cells.
    Free - (adv.) Freely; willingly.
    Free - (adv.) Without charge; as, children admitted free.
    Free - (a.) To make free; to set at liberty; to rid of that which confines, limits, embarrasses, oppresses, etc.; to release; to disengage; to clear; -- followed by from, and sometimes by off; as, to free a captive or a slave; to be freed of these inconveniences.
    Free - (a.) To remove, as something that confines or bars; to relieve from the constraint of.
    Free - (a.) To frank.
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    Afreet - (n.) Same as Afrit.
    Afreet - (n.) A powerful evil jinnee, demon, or monstrous giant.
    Efreet - (n.) See Afrit.
    Enfree - (v. t.) To set free.
    Enfreedom - (v. t.) To set free.
    Enfreeze - (v. t.) To freeze; to congeal.
    Fancy-free - (a.) Free from the power of love.
    Freed - (imp. & p. p.) of Free
    Freeing - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Free
    Freebooter - (n.) One who plunders or pillages without the authority of national warfare; a member of a predatory band; a pillager; a buccaneer; a sea robber.
    Freebootery - (n.) The act, practice, or gains of a freebooter; freebooting.
    Freebooting - (n.) Robbery; plunder; a pillaging.
    Freebooting - (a.) Acting the freebooter; practicing freebootery; robbing.
    Freebooty - (n.) Freebootery.
    Freeborn - (a.) Born free; not born in vassalage; inheriting freedom.
    Free-denizen - (v. t.) To make free.
    Freedmen - (pl. ) of Freedman
    Freedman - (n.) A man who has been a slave, and has been set free.
    Freedom - (n.) The state of being free; exemption from the power and control of another; liberty; independence.
    Freedom - (n.) Privileges; franchises; immunities.
    Freedom - (n.) Exemption from necessity, in choise and action; as, the freedom of the will.
    Freedom - (n.) Ease; facility; as, he speaks or acts with freedom.
    Freedom - (n.) Frankness; openness; unreservedness.
    Freedom - (n.) Improper familiarity; violation of the rules of decorum; license.
    Freedom - (n.) Generosity; liberality.
    Freedstool - (n.) See Fridstol.
    Free-hand - (a.) Done by the hand, without support, or the guidance of instruments; as, free-hand drawing. See under Drawing.
    Free-handed - (a.) Open-handed; liberal.
    Free-hearted - (a.) Open; frank; unreserved; liberal; generous; as, free-hearted mirth.
    Freehold - (n.) An estate in real property, of inheritance (in fee simple or fee tail) or for life; or the tenure by which such estate is held.
    Freeholder - (n.) The possessor of a freehold.
    Free-liver - (n.) One who gratifies his appetites without stint; one given to indulgence in eating and drinking.
    Free-living - (n.) Unrestrained indulgence of the appetites.
    Free-love - (n.) The doctrine or practice of consorting with the opposite sex, at pleasure, without marriage.
    Free-lover - (n.) One who believes in or practices free-love.
    Freelte - (n.) Frailty.
    Freely - (adv.) In a free manner; without restraint or compulsion; abundantly; gratuitously.
    Freemen - (pl. ) of Freeman
    Freeman - (n.) One who enjoys liberty, or who is not subject to the will of another; one not a slave or vassal.
    Freeman - (n.) A member of a corporation, company, or city, possessing certain privileges; a member of a borough, town, or State, who has the right to vote at elections. See Liveryman.
    Free-martin - (n.) An imperfect female calf, twinborn with a male.
    Freemason - (n.) One of an ancient and secret association or fraternity, said to have been at first composed of masons or builders in stone, but now consisting of persons who are united for social enjoyment and mutual assistance.
    Freemasonic - (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, the institutions or the practices of freemasons; as, a freemasonic signal.
    Freemasonry - (n.) The institutions or the practices of freemasons.
    Free-milling - (a.) Yielding free gold or silver; -- said of certain ores which can be reduced by crushing and amalgamation, without roasting or other chemical treatment.
    Free-minded - (a.) Not perplexed; having a mind free from care.
    Freeness - (n.) The state or quality of being free; freedom; liberty; openness; liberality; gratuitousness.
    Freer - (n.) One who frees, or sets free.
    Free-soil - (a.) Pertaining to, or advocating, the non-extension of slavery; -- esp. applied to a party which was active during the period 1846-1856.
    Free-spoken - (a.) Accustomed to speak without reserve.
    Freestone - (n.) A stone composed of sand or grit; -- so called because it is easily cut or wrought.
    Freestone - (a.) Having the flesh readily separating from the stone, as in certain kinds of peaches.
    Free-swimming - (a.) Swimming in the open sea; -- said of certain marine animals.
    Freethinker - (n.) One who speculates or forms opinions independently of the authority of others; esp., in the sphere or religion, one who forms opinions independently of the authority of revelation or of the church; an unbeliever; -- a term assumed by deists and skeptics in the eighteenth century.
    Freethinking - (n.) Undue boldness of speculation; unbelief.
    Freethinking - (a.) Exhibiting undue boldness of speculation; skeptical.
    Free-tongued - (a.) Speaking without reserve.
    Free will - () A will free from improper coercion or restraint.
    Free will - () The power asserted of moral beings of willing or choosing without the restraints of physical or absolute necessity.
    Freewill - (a.) Of or pertaining to free will; voluntary; spontaneous; as, a freewill offering.
    Freezable - (a.) Capable of being frozen.
    Freeze - (n.) A frieze.
    Freezing - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Freeze
    Freeze - (v. i.) To become congealed by cold; to be changed from a liquid to a solid state by the abstraction of heat; to be hardened into ice or a like solid body.
    Freeze - (v. i.) To become chilled with cold, or as with cold; to suffer loss of animation or life by lack of heat; as, the blood freezes in the veins.
    Freeze - (v. t.) To congeal; to harden into ice; to convert from a fluid to a solid form by cold, or abstraction of heat.
    Freeze - (v. t.) To cause loss of animation or life in, from lack of heat; to give the sensation of cold to; to chill.
    Freeze - (n.) The act of congealing, or the state of being congealed.
    Freezer - (n.) One who, or that which, cools or freezes, as a refrigerator, or the tub and can used in the process of freezing ice cream.
    Freezing - (a.) Tending to freeze; for freezing; hence, cold or distant in manner.
    Overfree - (a.) Free to excess; too liberal; too familiar.
    Scot-free - (a.) Free from payment of scot; untaxed; hence, unhurt; clear; safe.
    Shot-free - (a.) Not to be injured by shot; shot-proof.
    Shot-free - (a.) Free from charge or expense; hence, unpunished; scot-free.
    Unfree - (a.) Not free; held in bondage.
    Unfreeze - (v. t.) To thaw.
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    Oxford: Definition:
    Free - adj. (freer; freest) 1 not a slave or under another's control; having personal rights and social and political liberty. 2 (of a state, its citizens, etc.) Autonomous; democratic. 3 a unrestricted; not confined or fixed. B not imprisoned. C released from duties etc. D independent (free agent). 4 (foll. By of, from) a exempt from (tax etc.). B not containing or subject to (free of preservatives; free from disease). 5 (foll. By to + infin.) Permitted; at liberty to. 6 costing nothing. 7 a clear of duties etc. (am free tomorrow). B not in use (bathroom is free). 8 spontaneous, unforced (free offer). 9 available to all. 10 lavish (free with their money). 11 frank, unreserved. 12 (of literary style) informal, unmetrical. 13 (of translation) not literal. 14 familiar, impudent. 15 (of stories etc.) Slightly indecent. 16 chem. Not combined (free oxygen). 17 (of power or energy) disengaged, available. adv. 1 freely. 2 without cost or payment. v. (frees, freed) 1 make free; liberate. 2 (foll. By of, from) relieve from. 3 disentangle, clear. for free colloq. Free of charge, gratis. Free on board (or rail) without charge for delivery to a ship or railway wagon. freely adv. [old english]
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    Antifreeze - n. Substance added to water to lower its freezing point, esp. In a vehicle's radiator.
    Carefree - adj. Light-hearted; joyous.
    Deep-freeze - n. Cabinet for freezing and keeping food for long periods. v. Freeze or store in a deep-freeze.
    Duty-free - adj. (of goods) on which duty is not payable.
    Duty-free shop - n. Shop at an airport etc. Selling duty-free goods.
    Fancy-free - adj. Without (esp. Emotional) commitments.
    Free and easy - adj. Informal, relaxed.
    Freebie - n. Colloq. Thing given free of charge.
    Freeboard - n. Part of a ship's side between the water-line and deck.
    Freebooter - n. Pirate. [dutch vrijbuiter: related to *free, *booty]
    Free-born - adj. Not born a slave.
    Free church - n. Nonconformist church.
    Freedman - n. Emancipated slave.
    Freedom - n. 1 condition of being free or unrestricted. 2 personal or civic liberty. 3 liberty of action (freedom to leave). 4 (foll. By from) exemption from. 5 (foll. By of) a honorary membership or citizenship (freedom of the city). B unrestricted use of (a house etc.). [old english]
    Freedom fighter - n. Terrorist or rebel claiming to fight for freedom.
    Free enterprise - n. Freedom of private business from state control.
    Free fall - n. Movement under the force of gravity only.
    Free fight - n. General fight in which all present join.
    Freefone - n. (also freefone, -phone) system whereby certain telephone calls, esp. On business, can be made without cost to the caller.
    Free-for-all - n. Free fight, unrestricted discussion, etc.
    Free-form - attrib. Adj. Of irregular shape or structure.
    Freehand - adj. (of a drawing etc.) Done without special instruments. adv. In a freehand manner.
    Free hand - n. Freedom to act at one's own discretion.
    Free-handed - adj. Generous.
    Freehold - n. 1 complete ownership of property for an unlimited period. 2 such land or property. adj. Owned thus. freeholder n.
    Free house - n. Public house not controlled by a brewery.
    Free kick - n. Kick granted in football as a minor penalty.
    Freelance - n. 1 (also freelancer) person, usu. Self-employed, working for several employers on particular assignments. 2 (attrib.) (freelance editor). v. (-cing) act as a freelance. adv. As a freelance. [free lance, a medieval mercenary]
    Freeloader - n. Slang sponger. freeload v.
    Free love - n. Sexual freedom.
    Freeman - n. 1 person who has the freedom of a city etc. 2 person who is not a slave or serf.
    Free market - n. Market governed by unrestricted competition.
    Freemason - n. Member of an international fraternity for mutual help and fellowship with elaborate secret rituals. freemasonry n.
    Free port - n. 1 port without customs duties. 2 port open to all traders.
    Freepost - n. System of business post where postage is paid by the addressee.
    Free radical - n. Chem. Atom or group of atoms with one or more unpaired electrons.
    Free-range - adj. 1 (of hens etc.) Roaming freely; not kept in a battery. 2 (of eggs) produced by such hens.
    Freesia - n. African bulb with fragrant flowers. [freese, name of a physician]
    Free speech - n. Right of expression.
    Free spirit - n. Independent or uninhibited person.
    Free-spoken - adj. Forthright.
    Free-standing - adj. Not supported by another structure.
    Freestyle - n. 1 swimming race in which any stroke may be used. 2 wrestling allowing almost any hold.
    Freethinker - n. Person who rejects dogma or authority, esp. In religious belief. freethinking n. & adj.
    Free trade - n. Trade without import restrictions etc.
    Free vote - n. Parliamentary vote not subject to party discipline.
    Freeway - n. Us motorway.
    Free wheel - n. Driving wheel of a bicycle, able to revolve with the pedals at rest.
    Free-wheel - v. 1 ride a bicycle with the pedals at rest. 2 act without constraint.
    Free will - n. 1 power of acting independently of necessity or fate. 2 ability to act without coercion (did it of my own free will).
    Free world - n. Hist. Non-communist countries' collective name for themselves.
    Freeze - v. (-zing; past froze; past part. Frozen) 1 a turn into ice or another solid by cold. B make or become rigid from the cold. 2 be or feel very cold. 3 cover or become covered with ice. 4 (foll. By to, together) adhere by frost. 5 refrigerate (food) below freezing point. 6 a make or become motionless through fear, surprise, etc. B (as frozen adj) devoid of emotion (frozen smile). 7 make (assets etc.) Unrealizable. 8 fix (prices, wages, etc.) At a certain level. 9 stop (the movement in a film). n. 1 period or state of frost. 2 fixing or stabilization of prices, wages, etc. 3 (in full freeze-frame) still film-shot. freeze up obstruct or be obstructed by ice. [old english]
    Freeze-dry - v. Preserve (food) by freezing and then drying in a vacuum.
    Freezer - n. Refrigerated cabinet etc. For preserving frozen food at very low temperatures.
    Freeze-up - n. Period or state of extreme cold.
    Freezing point - n. Temperature at which a liquid, esp. Water, freezes.
    Fridge-freezer - n. Combined refrigerator and freezer.
    Lead-free - adj. (of petrol) without added lead compounds.
    Post-free - adj. & adv. Carried by post free of charge, or with postage prepaid.
    Quick-freeze - v. Freeze (food) rapidly so as to preserve its natural qualities.
    Refreeze - v. (-zing; past refroze; past part. Refrozen) freeze again.
    Scot-free - adv. Unharmed, unpunished. [obsolete scot tax]
    Smoke-free - adj. 1 free from smoke. 2 where smoking is not permitted.
    Tax-free - adj. Exempt from tax.
    Unfreeze - v. (-zing; past unfroze; past part. Unfrozen) 1 (cause to) thaw. 2 derestrict (assets, credits, etc.).

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