Associations to the word «Free»
FREE, adjective. (social) Unconstrained.
FREE, adjective. Not imprisoned or enslaved.
FREE, adjective. Unconstrained by timidity or distrust; unreserved; frank; communicative.
FREE, adjective. Generous; liberal.
FREE, adjective. (obsolete) Clear of offence or crime; guiltless; innocent.
FREE, adjective. Without obligations.
FREE, adjective. 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.
FREE, adjective. 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, etc.
FREE, adjective. (software) With no or only freedom-preserving limitations on distribution or modification.
FREE, adjective. (software) Intended for release, as opposed to a checked version.
FREE, adjective. Obtainable without any payment.
FREE, adjective. (by extension) (chiefly advertising slang) Obtainable without additional payment, as a bonus given when paying for something else.
FREE, adjective. (abstract) Unconstrained.
FREE, adjective. (mathematics) Unconstrained by relators.
FREE, adjective. (mathematics) (logic) Unconstrained by quantifiers.
FREE, adjective. (programming) Of identifiers, not bound.
FREE, adjective. (of a morpheme) That can be used by itself, unattached to another morpheme.
FREE, adjective. (physical) Unconstrained.
FREE, adjective. Unobstructed, without blockages.
FREE, adjective. Unattached or uncombined.
FREE, adjective. Not currently in use; not taken; unoccupied.
FREE, adjective. (botany) (mycology) Not attached; loose.
FREE, adjective. Without; not containing (what is specified); exempt; clear; liberated.
FREE, adjective. (dated) Ready; eager; acting without spurring or whipping; spirited.
FREE, adjective. (dated) Invested with a particular freedom or franchise; enjoying certain immunities or privileges; admitted to special rights; followed by of.
FREE, adjective. (UK) (legal) (obsolete) Certain or honourable; the opposite of base.
FREE, adjective. (legal) Privileged or individual; the opposite of common.
FREE, adverb. Without needing to pay.
FREE, adverb. (obsolete) Freely; willingly.
FREE, verb. (transitive) To make free; set at liberty; release; rid of that which confines, limits, embarrasses, or oppresses.
FREE, noun. (Australian rules football) (Gaelic football) Abbreviation of free kick.
FREE, noun. Free transfer
FREE, noun. (hurling) The usual means of restarting play after a foul is committed, where the non-offending team restarts from where the foul was committed.
FREE AGENT, noun. (sports) A professional athlete who is free to play for or sign a contract to play for any team.
FREE AGENT, noun. A person who acts freely, or without constraint to a higher power.
FREE AGENTS, noun. Plural of free agent
FREE ALONGSIDE SHIP, adjective. (incoterm) Describing a situation in which the seller pays for transportation to the port, and the buyer pays for the rest of the transportation.
FREE AND CLEAR, adjective. (legal) (of a possession) In a condition of lawful outright ownership, without restrictions or encumbrances.
FREE AND CLEAR, adjective. (legal) (of a person) Possessing such lawful outright ownership.
FREE AND EASY, adjective. (idiomatic) (sometimes hyphenated) Casual, informal, relaxed, unrestrained.
FREE AS A BIRD, adjective. (simile) Having no ties; completely free.
FREE AS IN BEER, adjective. (used only predicatively) Free in the sense of costing no money; gratis.
FREE AS IN SPEECH, adjective. (used only predicatively) Free in the sense of having no restrictions; libre.
FREE ASSOCIATION, noun. A technique in psychoanalysis in which the patient speaks for him- or herself, rather than repeating the ideas of the analyst.
FREE BALL, noun. (snooker) A situation in which a player can play on any ball desired when snookered after a foul shot; also, that desired ball.
FREE BALL, verb. To wear nothing under a pair of trousers.
FREE BALLS, noun. Plural of free ball
FREE BENCH, noun. (legal) (now historical) A married woman's entitlement to the use of her husband's lands or property after he dies; or the land and property itself considered as such an entitlement. [from 15th c.]
FREE BOARD, noun. (nautical) A vessel's side between waterline and gunwale.
FREE CARRIER, noun. (incoterm) Meaning the seller incurs all costs of transportation up to a named carrier, after which the responsibility is with the buyer.
FREE CASH FLOW, noun. (business) Net income plus depreciation and amortization, less changes in working capital, less capital expenditure.
FREE CITY OF DANZIG, proper noun. (historical) A sovereign state at the Baltic Sea between the World Wars I and II, encompassing the city of Danzig
FREE CLIMBING, noun. (climbing) Rock climbing without the aid of ropes and other equipment.
FREE COINAGE, noun. The conversion of bullion (of any specified metal) into legal-tender coins for any person who chooses to bring it to the mint.
FREE COMMUNISM, noun. Anarcho-communism
FREE COMMUNIST, adjective. Anarcho-communist
FREE COMMUNIST, noun. Anarcho-communist
FREE COMMUNISTS, noun. Plural of free communist
FREE CONVECTION, noun. (physics) The convection (carriage) of contents of a fluid, such as mass or (especially) heat, by means of currents induced in the fluid by a buoyancy force which is dependent on an acceleration (such as gravity) acting upon density changes in the fluid which are induced by heat.
FREE COUNTRY, noun. A country perceived as not unduly limiting the personal liberties of its citizens.
FREE DIVER, noun. Alternative spelling of free-diver
FREE DIVING, noun. Alternative spelling of free-diving
FREE EDGE, noun. (cosmetology) The part of a nail, such as a fingernail or toenail, that extends past the flesh of the finger or toe
FREE ENERGY, noun. (physics) The Helmholtz free energy, A (the internal energy of a system minus the product of its entropy and absolute temperature)
FREE ENERGY, noun. (physics) The Gibbs free energy, G (the enthalpy of a system minus the product of its entropy and absolute temperature)
FREE ENTERPRISE, noun. An economic system of business governed by the laws of supply and demand with minimal goverment interference, regulation, or subsidy
FREE EXERCISE CLAUSE, proper noun. A clause in the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, stating "[Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion] or prohibiting the free exercise thereof".
FREE FALL, noun. A variant form of freefall.
FREE FATTY ACID, noun. Non-esterified fatty acid
FREE FLOAT, noun. An estimate of the proportion of shares of a public company that are not held by large owners and that are not stock with sales restrictions.
FREE FORM, adjective. Alternative spelling of free-form
FREE GRACE, noun. (theology) concept of grace as a gift given freely by God, without regard to entitlement or merit
FREE GROUP, noun. (mathematics) A group (set with a particular kind of binary operation) that has a presentation without relators; equivalently, a free product of some number of copies of ℤ.
FREE GROUPS, noun. Plural of free group
FREE HAND, noun. (idiomatic) free rein
FREE HOUSE, noun. (UK) A public house that is not owned or managed by a brewery company, and can therefore stock a range of beers from several producers
FREE HOUSES, noun. Plural of free house
FREE INDIRECT SPEECH, noun. A style of indirect speech which imitates direct speech, converted to third-person.
FREE JAZZ, noun. (music genre) (jazz) A form of jazz music of the 1950s and 1960s that attempted to overcome existing limitations and conventions, often by discarding features such as fixed chord changes or tempos.
FREE KICK, noun. (American football) (soccer) (Australian rules football) (rugby) (other ballgames) a kick in which a player may kick the ball without interference from the opposition. Such a kick may be awarded for a foul by the opposition, or earned by a player such as by taking a mark.
FREE KICK, noun. (Gaelic football) The usual means of restarting play after a foul is committed, where the non-offending team restarts from where the foul was committed.
FREE KICKS, noun. Plural of free kick
FREE LOVE, noun. The practice of sexual intercourse without the restraints of marriage or commitment
FREE LOVER, noun. Someone connected to the free love movement.
FREE LUNCH, noun. (idiomatic) Something obtained without any payment, obligation or effort
FREE LUNCHES, noun. Plural of free lunch
FREE MARKET, noun. Any market in which trade is unregulated; an economic system free from government intervention.
FREE MARKETEER, noun. An advocate of free market model of economy
FREE MARKETEERS, noun. Plural of free marketeer
FREE MARKETS, noun. Plural of free market
FREE MORPHEME, noun. (linguistics) A morpheme that can carry meaning on its own, and does not require a prefix, suffix, or infix to give it meaning.
FREE MORPHEMES, noun. Plural of free morpheme
FREE NEUTRON, noun. A neutron not bound in an atomic nucleus.
FREE NEUTRONS, noun. Plural of free neutron
FREE OF CHARGE, adjective. Not requiring any payment.
FREE OF CHARGE, adverb. Without any payment being required.
FREE ON BOARD, adjective. (incoterm) without charge to the purchaser for delivery on board a carrier (originally a ship), at a specified location or point; used in such phrases as FOB destination to specify the point where the title of goods passes from the seller to the buyer
FREE PASS, noun. Safe passage.
FREE PASS, noun. A document entitling the bearer to free transportation.
FREE PASS, noun. An exemption from normal processes.
FREE PASS, noun. (baseball) An intentional walk.
FREE PASSES, noun. Plural of free pass
FREE PERIOD, noun. A school period in which a student has free time, i.e., is not enrolled in a class.
FREE PORT, noun. A port or other area with relaxed jurisdiction of customs or related national regulations.
FREE PORTS, noun. Plural of free port
FREE PRESS, noun. Alternative form of freedom of the press
FREE PRODUCT, noun. (mathematics) A group formed from others by concatenating their presentations (when those presentations are written with disjoint sets of generators).
FREE PRODUCTS, noun. Plural of free product
FREE RADICAL, noun. (chemistry) (physics) A molecule, ion or atom that has one or more unpaired electrons, and which is generally highly reactive (and therefore often occurs only as a transient species).
FREE RADICALS, noun. Plural of free radical
FREE REED, noun. A reed in a musical wind instrument whose edges do not overlap the edges of the opening over which it is fixed and that is used typically in the harmonium or concertina
FREE REIGN, noun. Common misconstruction of free rein
FREE REIN, noun. Loose rein, as of a horse
FREE REIN, noun. (idiomatic) the absence of constraints; freedom to make decisions
FREE RIDE, noun. (idiomatic) An opportunity or benefit which has no cost, especially one enjoyed or undertaken at the expense of others.
FREE RIDER, noun. Someone who obtains goods or services legally without paying.
FREE RIDER, noun. (economics) One who obtains benefit from a public good without paying for it directly.
FREE RUNNER, noun. A person who participates in free running.
FREE RUNNERS, noun. Plural of free runner
FREE RUNNING, noun. The activity of combining parkour with gymnastics to pass obstacles and demonstrate athletic talent, most often in urban environments.
FREE SHEET, noun. (paper industry) Alternative spelling of freesheet
FREE SHEETS, noun. Plural of free sheet
FREE SILVER, noun. The free coinage of silver, often at a fixed ratio with gold, as at the ratio of 16 to 1, which ratio for some time represented nearly or exactly the ratio of the market values of gold and silver respectively.
FREE SOFTWARE, noun. Software that can be freely copied, redistributed and modified, including source code; software that is libre.
FREE SOFTWARE, noun. Any software that is free of charge, such as freeware.
FREE SPACE, noun. Used other than as an idiom: see free, space.
FREE SPACE, noun. (physics) vacuum; a space free of matter.
FREE SPEECH, noun. The right to express an opinion in public without being restrained or censored.
FREE SPIN, noun. A usually unintentional maneuver in which an operator loses control of the vehicle.
FREE SPIN, noun. (dance) A spin without any handhold.
FREE SPIN, noun. (gambling) A slot machine bonus game where the player is awarded reel spins on the same wager.
FREE SPIRIT, noun. One who is a nonconformist or who does not recognize the authority of others.
FREE SPIRITS, noun. Plural of free spirit
FREE STATE, noun. A political entity whose political status is less than that of a fully sovereign nation-state, as with the former Congo Free State and the former Irish Free State.
FREE STATE, noun. A Federal state, with allegiance to a larger entity, as currently with Germany, and earlier, the relationship between the states of the Holy Roman Empire and the Emperor, and later, the states of the German Empire under the Hohenzollerns.
FREE STATE, noun. An independent or autonomous political entity whose formal status and relationship to other states is undefined.
FREE STATE, noun. An approximate synonym for republic or commonwealth, as with the former Orange Free State, and especially as used for the current United Kingdom to refer to the Commonwealth period under Cromwell.
FREE STATE, noun. (engineering) A condition of not being supported or constrained by outside forces.
FREE STATE, noun. (US) (historical) Prior to the American Civil War, any of the states in which the owning of slaves was not legal.
FREE STATES, noun. Plural of free state
FREE SUBSTITUTION, noun. (sports) A rule in some sports that allows players to enter and leave the game for other players many times during the course of the game; and for coaches to bring in and take out players an unlimited number of times.
FREE SUBSTITUTIONS, noun. Plural of free substitution
FREE THOUGHT, noun. The principles of a freethinker; freethinking
FREE THROW, noun. (basketball) A shot, worth one point, taken from the free-throw line and without opposition.
FREE THROWS, noun. Plural of free throw
FREE TIME, noun. Time that can be spent on one's own activities rather than work.
FREE TO AIR, adjective. (of a television or radio broadcast) Transmitted without encryption
FREE TRADE, noun. International trade free from government interference, especially trade free from tariffs or duties on imports.
FREE TRADE AREA, noun. An international region in which obstacles to unrestricted trade have been reduced to a minimum.
FREE TRADE AREAS, noun. Plural of free trade area
FREE TRANSFER, noun. (sports) The signing of a player without paying a fee to another club.
FREE ULTRAFILTER, noun. (analysis) (esp. nonstandard analysis) An ultrafilter which contains all cofinite subsets of the set which is being "filtered" by it.
FREE UP, verb. (transitive) to make (space) available
FREE VARIABLE, noun. (programming) A variable that is not bound to a storage location.
FREE VARIABLE, noun. (mathematics) (logic) A variable (occurring within some expression or well-formed formula) which is not bound by a quantifier or analogous symbol (such as a lambda abstractor, the "differential d" near the end of an integral or differential form, or a summation symbol).
FREE VARIABLES, noun. Plural of free variable
FREE VARIATION, noun. (linguistics) Two or more forms appearing in the same environment without a change in meaning and without either one being considered incorrect
FREE VERSE, noun. (uncountable) A poetic form divided into lines of no particular length or meter, without a rhyme scheme.
FREE VOTE, noun. (politics) In a Westminster parliamentary system and other democratic systems, a vote by members of a legislative body in which the members are permitted by their respective political parties to vote as they individually see fit, without direction from their political leaders.
FREE WATER, noun. (hydrology) Water that is not bound to an inorganic surface, that can flow freely.
FREE WILL, noun. A person's natural inclination; unforced choice.
FREE WILL, noun. (philosophy) The ability to choose one's actions, or determine what reasons are acceptable motivation for actions, without predestination, fate etc.
FREE WORLD, noun. (politics) collectively, all the countries that have democratic or capitalistic governments, as opposed to dictatorships or communist states
FREE WORLD, noun. Alternative letter-case form of free world
FREE ZONE, noun. An area within a port where goods may be temporarily stored without paying duty
FREE ZONE, noun. (in combination) An area that is free of some specified thing e.g. a vehicle-free zone
FREE ZONE, proper noun. A variety of groups and individuals practicing Scientology independently of the Church of Scientology.
FREE, noun. People who are free; "the home of the free and the brave".
FREE, verb. Grant freedom to; free from confinement.
FREE, verb. Relieve from; "Rid the house of pests".
FREE, verb. 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".
FREE, verb. Grant relief or an exemption from a rule or requirement to; "She exempted me from the exam".
FREE, verb. Make (information) available for publication; "release the list with the names of the prisoners".
FREE, verb. Free from obligations or duties.
FREE, verb. Free or remove obstruction from; "free a path across the cluttered floor".
FREE, verb. Let off the hook; "I absolve you from this responsibility".
FREE, verb. Part with a possession or right; "I am relinquishing my bedroom to the long-term house guest"; "resign a claim to the throne".
FREE, verb. Release (gas or energy) as a result of a chemical reaction or physical decomposition.
FREE, verb. Make (assets) available; "release the holdings in the dictator's bank account".
FREE, adverb. Without restraint; "cows in India are running loose".
FREE, adjective. 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".
FREE, adjective. Unconstrained or not chemically bound in a molecule or not fixed and capable of relatively unrestricted motion; "free expansion"; "free oxygen"; "a free electron".
FREE, adjective. Costing nothing; "complimentary tickets"; "free admission".
FREE, adjective. Not occupied or in use; "a free locker"; "a free lane".
FREE, adjective. Not fixed in position; "the detached shutter fell on him"; "he pulled his arm free and ran".
FREE, adjective. Not held in servitude; "after the Civil War he was a free man".
FREE, adjective. Not taken up by scheduled activities; "a free hour between classes"; "spare time on my hands".
FREE, adjective. Completely wanting or lacking; "writing barren of insight"; "young recruits destitute of experience"; "innocent of literary merit"; "the sentence was devoid of meaning".
FREE, adjective. Not literal; "a loose interpretation of what she had been told"; "a free translation of the poem".
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