An example of free is to let all of the animals out of a zoo.
An example of free is a place where citizens may speak and act as they please, as long as they respect this right of others.
An example of free is a complimentary piece of chocolate with a wine tasting.
A free act of the will; free choices.
Free a path through the jungle.
The free end of a chain.
Freed the slaves.
A people who were at last freed from fear.
An example of free is being able to ride a roller coaster at an amusement park without paying.
A free wind.
Canceling the program freed up money for the new library.
Free from pain.
Free to leave at any time.
A free translation.
A free offer.
A free gait.
A free ticket.
A free road ahead.
A free market, free port.
The free end of a rope.
A free turn.
In “boys,” boy is a free form, but -s is not.
- To release from bondage or arbitrary power, authority, obligation, etc.
- To clear of obstruction, entanglement, etc.; disengage.
Buy a TV to get a free DVD player!
He's very free with his money.
A free radical.
You can sit on this chair; it's free.
OpenOffice is free software.
We had a wholesome, filling meal, free of meat. I would like to live free from care in the mountains.
A free horse.
A free school.
This is a free country.
- Without charge.
- Without cost or payments; gratis.
- Not constrained by formality or conventionality; informal; unceremonious.
- Lacking; without.
- Released or removed from.
- Beyond; outside of.
- To release, or make available, for use.To free up funds.
- To give (or have) liberty to act according to one's judgment.
- To use or treat as if one owned; use freely.
- To take liberties with.
- To cause to be free; release; liberate.
- With generosity; lavishly.
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of free
- Middle English fre from Old English frēo V., from Middle English freen from Old English frēon to love, set free prī- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- The verb comes from Old English frēoġan.
- From free.