- The definition of free standing is something - usually furniture, cabinets or appliances, that can remain in the appropriate upright position on its own without help from external forces or without being bolted or attached to the wall.
An example of a free standing cabinet is a bookshelf that just stands on the floor as opposed to being built in like most kitchen cabinets.
free-standing definition by Webster's New World
- resting on its own support, without attachment or added support
- independent; unaffiliated: a free-standing store, company, etc.