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.
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
Liberated, by arriving at a certain age, from the
control of parents, guardian, or master.
Not confined or imprisoned; released from arrest;
liberated; at liberty to go.
Not subjected to the laws of physical necessity; capable
of voluntary activity; endowed with moral liberty; -- said of the will.
Clear of offense or crime; guiltless; innocent.
Unconstrained by timidity or distrust; unreserved;
ingenuous; frank; familiar; communicative.
Unrestrained; immoderate; lavish; licentious; -- used in
a bad sense.
Not close or parsimonious; liberal; open-handed; lavish;
as, free with his money.
Exempt; clear; released; liberated; not encumbered or
troubled with; as, free from pain; free from a burden; -- followed by
from, or, rarely, by of.
Characteristic of one acting without restraint;
Ready; eager; acting without spurring or whipping;
spirited; as, a free horse.
Invested with a particular freedom or franchise;
enjoying certain immunities or privileges; admitted to special rights;
-- followed by of.
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.
Not gained by importunity or purchase; gratuitous;
spontaneous; as, free admission; a free gift.
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,
Certain or honorable; the opposite of base; as, free
service; free socage.
Privileged or individual; the opposite of common; as, a
free fishery; a free warren.
Not united or combined with anything else; separated;
dissevered; unattached; at liberty to escape; as, free carbonic acid
gas; free cells.
Without charge; as, children admitted free.
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.
To remove, as something that confines or bars; to relieve
from the constraint of.