Dictionary and Thesaurus

  Definition of Free
  1. people who are free; "the home of the free and the brave"
  2. make (assets) available; "release the holdings in the dictator''s bank account"
  3. let off the hook; "I absolve you from this responsibility"
  4. free or remove obstruction from; "free a path across the cluttered floor"
  5. remove or force out from a position; "The 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"
  6. part with a possession or right; "I am relinquishing my bedroom to the long-term house guest"; "resign a claim to the throne"
  7. relieve from; "Rid the the house of pests"
  8. grant freedom to; free from confinement
  9. free from obligations or duties
  10. make (information) available publication; "release the list with the names of the prisoners"
  11. grant relief or an exemption from a rule or requirement to; "She exempted me from the exam"
  12. not literal; "a loose interpretation of what she had been told"; "a free translation of the poem"
  13. unconstrained or not chemically bound in a molecule or not fixed and capable of relatively unrestricted motion; "free expansion"; "free oxygen"; "a free electron"
  14. not fixed in position; "the detached shutter fell on him"; "he pulled his arm free and ran"
  15. able to act at will; not hampered; not under compulsion or restraint; "free 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"
  16. not held in servitude; "after the Civil War he was a free man"
  17. not occupied or in use; "a free locker"; "a free lane"
  18. not taken up by scheduled activities; "a free hour between classes"; "spare time on my hands"
  19. costing nothing; "complimentary tickets"
  20. without restraint; "cows in India are running loose"
Similar Words: free people, unblock, unfreeze, release, absolve, justify, disengage, dislodge, relinquish, resign, give up, rid, disembarrass, liberate, unloose, unloosen, loose, discharge, exempt, relieve, liberal, detached, spare, complimentary, costless, gratis(p), gratuitous


See Also: obviate, rid of, eliminate, independent, unbound, unconfined, unrestrained, unrestricted


Hyponyms: excuse, relieve, let off, exempt, wash one's hands, dig out, unclog, unstuff, loosen up, extricate, untangle, disentangle, disencumber, derequisition, sacrifice, give, cleanse, smooth, smooth out, clear, disinfest, disembody, unspell, unchain, bail, run, bail out, parole, divest, disinvest, take over, cut, cashier, liberate, set free, disinvolve, disembroil, declassify, derestrict, deregulate, dispense, forgive, spare


Pertainyms: loose


Attributes: freedom


Derivational Morphology: liberate, release, unloose, unloosen, loose, justification, relinquishment, relinquishing, waiver, discharge, acquittance, disembarrassment, elimination, riddance, liberation, freeing, liberty, liberator, free people, dismissal, dismission, firing, sack, sacking, exemption, freedom


Anagrams: Reef, reef


Language Translations:
Afrikaans: bevry and verniet   Albanian: falas and lejuar and lirë and liroj and pafre and pazënë  
Armenian: ազատ and անվճար and առանց   Catalan: de franc and liure and lliure  
Croatian: besplatan and neograničen and slobodan   Danish: befri and fri and gratis  
Dutch: bevrijden and gratis and vrij   Esperanto: libera and liberi and senkosta  
Estonian: piiramatu and tasuta and vaba and vabastama   Finnish: auki and ilmainen and vapaa and vapauttaa  
French: gratuit and libérer and libre   Frisian: fergees and frij  
German: befreien and frei and umsonst   Greek: δωρεάν and ελευθερώνω and ελεύθερος  
Hindi: आज़ाद   Hungarian: szabad  
Ido: gratuita and libera   Indonesian: bebas and gratis  
Interlingua: gratis and liberar and libere   Irish: saor  
Italian: gratuito and liberare and libero   Japanese: そのまま and フリー and 無料 and 自由  
Korean: 막힘 and 무료 and 자유 and 자유적 and 자의   Latin: liber and liberare and līber  
Latvian: bezmaksas and brīvs   Lithuanian: išlaisvinti and laisvas and nemokama and nemokamas  
Malayalam: സൌജന്യം and സ്വതന്ത്രം   Norwegian: åpen and fri and frigjøre and gratis  
Novial: liberi   Persian: آزاد  
Polish: darmowy and wolny   Portuguese: grátis and libertar and livre  
Romanian: a elibera and gratis and gratuit and liber   Russian: бесплатный and беспрепятственный and освобождать and свободный  
Serbian: besplatno and bezobavezno and osloboditi and povoljno and slobodan   Slovak: oslobodiť  
Slovene: osvoboditi and prost and svoboden and zastonj   Slovenian: prost  
Spanish: gratis and librar and libre   Swahili: bure and huru  
Swedish: befria and fri and gratis   Turkish: özgür and bedava and engellenmemiş and hür and serbest and serbest bırakmak  
Ukrainian: безкоштовний and вільний   Urdu: آزاد  
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