- allowed to range for food, as in a field, rather than being confined: said of livestock
- of or produced by such livestock: free-range eggs, beef, etc.
Of, relating to, or produced by animals, especially poultry, that range freely for food, rather than being narrowly confined: free-range chickens.
(comparative more free-range, superlative most free-range)
- Usually applied to chicken, eggs, and other farm produce. But can also be used figuratively.