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free

 (frē)
adj. fre·er, fre·est
1.
a. Not imprisoned or confined: walked out of prison a free man; set the birds free.
b. Not controlled by obligation or the will of another: felt free to go.
2.
a. Not controlled by another country or political power; independent: a free nation.
b. Governed by consent and possessing or granting civil liberties: a free citizenry.
c. Not subject to arbitrary interference by a government: a free press.
d. Not enslaved.
3.
a. Not affected or restricted by a given condition or circumstance: a healthy animal, free of disease; people free from need.
b. Not subject to a given condition; exempt: income that is free of all taxes.
4.
a. Not bound by convention or the rules of form: a free artistic style.
b. Not literal or exact: a free translation.
5.
a. Costing nothing; gratuitous: a free meal.
b. Publicly supported: free education.
6.
a. Unobstructed; clear: a free lane on the highway.
b. Not occupied or used: a free locker; free energy.
c. Not taken up by scheduled activities: free time between classes.
7.
a. Immoderate in giving or spending; liberal or lavish: tourists who are free with their money.
b. Frank or unguarded in expression or manner; open or outspoken: She is very free with her opinions.
8. Given, made, or done of one's own accord; voluntary or spontaneous: a free act of the will; free choices.
9. Chemistry & Physics
a. Unconstrained; unconfined: free expansion.
b. Not fixed in position; capable of relatively unrestricted motion: a free electron.
c. Not chemically bound in a molecule: free oxygen.
d. Involving no collisions or interactions: a free path.
e. Empty or unoccupied: a free space; an atom with a free energy level.
10. Nautical Favorable: a free wind.
11. Not bound, fastened, or attached: the free end of a chain.
12. Linguistics
a. Being a form, especially a morpheme, that can stand as an independent word, such as boat or bring.
b. Being a vowel in an open syllable, as the o in go.
adv.
1. In a free manner; without restraint.
2. Without charge.
tr.v. freed, free·ing, frees
1. To make free, as from confinement or oppression: freed the slaves.
2. To relieve of a burden, obligation, or restraint: a people who were at last freed from fear.
3. To remove obstructions or entanglements from; clear: free a path through the jungle.
4. To make available: Canceling the program freed up money for the new library.
n. Sports
Freestyle.
Idiom:
for free Informal
Without charge.

[Middle English fre, from Old English frēo. V., from Middle English freen, from Old English frēon, to love, set free; see prī- in Indo-European roots.]

free′ly adv.
free′ness n.

free

(friː)
adj, freer or freest
1. able to act at will; not under compulsion or restraint
2.
a. having personal rights or liberty; not enslaved or confined
b. (as noun): land of the free.
3. (and foll by: from) not subject (to) or restricted (by some regulation, constraint, etc); exempt: a free market; free from pain.
4. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (of a country, etc) autonomous or independent
5. exempt from external direction or restriction; not forced or induced: free will.
6. not subject to conventional constraints: free verse.
7. (Jazz) (of jazz) totally improvised, with no preset melodic, harmonic, or rhythmic basis
8. not exact or literal: a free translation.
9. costing nothing; provided without charge: free entertainment.
10. (Law) law (of property)
a. not subject to payment of rent or performance of services; freehold
b. not subject to any burden or charge, such as a mortgage or lien; unencumbered
11. (postpositive; often foll by of or with) ready or generous in using or giving; liberal; lavish: free with advice.
12. unrestrained by propriety or good manners; licentious
13. not occupied or in use; available: a free cubicle.
14. not occupied or busy; without previous engagements: I'm not free until Wednesday.
15. open or available to all; public
16. without charge to the subscriber or user: freepost; freephone.
17. not fixed or joined; loose: the free end of a chain.
18. without obstruction or impediment: free passage.
19. (Chemistry) chem chemically uncombined: free nitrogen.
20. (Phonetics & Phonology) phonetics denoting a vowel that can occur in an open syllable, such as the vowel in see as opposed to the vowel in cat
21. (Grammar) grammar denoting a morpheme that can occur as a separate word. Compare bound18a
22. (Logic) logic denoting an occurrence of a variable not bound by a quantifier. Compare bound19
23. (Building) (of some materials, such as certain kinds of stone) easily worked
24. (Nautical Terms) nautical (of the wind) blowing from the quarter
25. feel free (usually imperative) to regard oneself as having permission to perform a specified action
26. for free not standard without charge or cost
27. free and easy casual or tolerant; easy-going
28. make free with to take liberties with; behave too familiarly towards
adv
29. in a free manner; freely
30. without charge or cost
31. (Nautical Terms) nautical with the wind blowing from the quarter: a yacht sailing free.
vb (tr) , frees, freeing or freed
32. (sometimes foll by up) to set at liberty; release
33. to remove obstructions, attachments, or impediments from; disengage
34. (often foll by: of or from) to relieve or rid (of obstacles, pain, etc)
n
(Journalism & Publishing) informal a freesheet
[Old English frēo; related to Old Saxon, Old High German frī, Gothic freis free, Sanskrit priya dear]
ˈfreer n
ˈfreely adv
ˈfreeness n

free

(fri)

adj. fre•er, fre•est, adj.
1. enjoying personal rights or liberty, as one who is not in slavery or confinement.
2. pertaining to or reserved for those who enjoy personal liberty: living on free soil.
3. existing under, characterized by, or possessing civil and political liberties: the free nations of the world.
4. enjoying political independence, as a people or country not under foreign rule.
5. exempt from external authority, interference, or restriction; independent: free choice.
6. able to do something at will: free to act.
7. clear of obstructions or obstacles: The highway is now free of fallen rock.
8. without engagements or obligations: free time.
9. not occupied or in use: The room is free now.
10. exempt or released; unburdened: free from worry; free of taxes.
11. provided without a charge: free parking.
12. not impeded: free movement.
13. loose; unattached: to get one's arm free.
14. lacking self-restraint; loose; licentious.
15. ready or generous in giving: free with one's advice.
16. lavish; unstinted: free spending.
17. frank and open; unconstrained.
18. unrestrained by decency: free behavior.
19. not subject to special regulations, restrictions, duties, etc.: free passage.
20. of, pertaining to, or characterized by free enterprise: a free economy.
21. open to all: a free port.
22. not literal; loose: a free translation.
23. not subject to rules or set forms: free improvisation.
24. uncombined chemically: free oxygen.
25. traveling under no force except gravity or inertia: free flight.
26. (of a vowel) situated in an open syllable (opposed to checked).
27. easily worked, as stone or land.
28. (of a variable in logic) not occurring within the scope of a quantifier. Compare bound 1 (def. 11).
29. (of a wind) blowing favorably nearly on the quarter.
30. not containing something specified (often used in combination): a sugar-free candy; a smoke-free environment.
31. (of a linguistic form) capable of being used by itself as an independent word without combination with other forms: Fire and run are free forms. Compare bound 1 (def. 10).
adv.
32. in a free manner; freely.
33. away from the wind: a sailboat running free.
v.t.
34. to set at liberty; release from bondage, imprisonment, or restraint.
35. to exempt or deliver (usu. fol. by from).
36. to relieve or rid (usu. fol. by of): to free oneself of responsibility.
37. to disengage; clear (usu. fol. by from or of).
38. free up,
a. to release, as from restrictions.
b. to disentangle.
Idioms:
1. for free, without charge.
2. free and easy,
a. casual; informal.
b. inappropriately casual; presumptuous.
3. make free with,
a. to use as one's own.
b. to treat with too much familiarity; take liberties with.
4. set free, to release; liberate.
[before 900; Middle English fre, Old English frēo; c. Old Frisian, Old Saxon, Old High German frī]
free′ly, adv.
free′ness, n.
syn: See release.

free

freely
1. no controls

You use free as an adjective to describe activities that are not controlled or limited.

We believe in free speech.
The elections were free and fair.

Don't use 'free' as an adverb with this meaning. Use freely.

We are all friends here and I can talk freely.
2. no payment

If something is free, you can have it or use it without paying for it.

The coffee was free.
Many children are entitled to free school meals.

The adverb you use with this meaning is free, not 'freely'. For example, you say 'Pensioners can travel free on the buses'. Don't say 'Pensioners can travel freely on the buses'.

Children can get into the museum free.
3. releasing

If something is cut or pulled free, it is cut or pulled so that it is no longer attached to something or no longer trapped. Don't say that something is cut or pulled 'freely'.

She tugged to get it free.
I shook my jacket free and hurried off.
4. availability

If you are free at a particular time, you are not busy. Free time is time when you are not busy.

They spend most of their free time reading.
Are you free on Tuesday?

free


Past participle: freed
Gerund: freeing

Imperative
free
free
Present
I free
you free
he/she/it frees
we free
you free
they free
Preterite
I freed
you freed
he/she/it freed
we freed
you freed
they freed
Present Continuous
I am freeing
you are freeing
he/she/it is freeing
we are freeing
you are freeing
they are freeing
Present Perfect
I have freed
you have freed
he/she/it has freed
we have freed
you have freed
they have freed
Past Continuous
I was freeing
you were freeing
he/she/it was freeing
we were freeing
you were freeing
they were freeing
Past Perfect
I had freed
you had freed
he/she/it had freed
we had freed
you had freed
they had freed
Future
I will free
you will free
he/she/it will free
we will free
you will free
they will free
Future Perfect
I will have freed
you will have freed
he/she/it will have freed
we will have freed
you will have freed
they will have freed
Future Continuous
I will be freeing
you will be freeing
he/she/it will be freeing
we will be freeing
you will be freeing
they will be freeing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been freeing
you have been freeing
he/she/it has been freeing
we have been freeing
you have been freeing
they have been freeing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been freeing
you will have been freeing
he/she/it will have been freeing
we will have been freeing
you will have been freeing
they will have been freeing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been freeing
you had been freeing
he/she/it had been freeing
we had been freeing
you had been freeing
they had been freeing
Conditional
I would free
you would free
he/she/it would free
we would free
you would free
they would free
Past Conditional
I would have freed
you would have freed
he/she/it would have freed
we would have freed
you would have freed
they would have freed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.free - people who are freefree - people who are free; "the home of the free and the brave"
people - (plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively; "old people"; "there were at least 200 people in the audience"
Verb1.free - grant freedom tofree - grant freedom to; free from confinement
unspell - release from a spell
unchain - make free
bail - release after a security has been paid
run - set animals loose to graze
bail out - free on bail
parole - release a criminal from detention and place him on parole; "The prisoner was paroled after serving 10 years in prison"
detain, confine - deprive of freedom; take into confinement
2.free - relieve from; "Rid the house of pests"
cleanse - purge of an ideology, bad thoughts, or sins; "Purgatory is supposed to cleanse you from your sins"
relieve - free from a burden, evil, or distress
smooth out, smooth - free from obstructions; "smooth the way towards peace negotiations"
clear - clear from impurities, blemishes, pollution, etc.; "clear the water before it can be drunk"
disinfest - rid of vermin; "The exterminator disinfests the house"
disembody - free from a body or physical form or reality
3.free - 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"
remove, take away, withdraw, take - remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"
4.free - grant relief or an exemption from a rule or requirement to; "She exempted me from the exam"
derestrict - make free from restrictions
deregulate - lift the regulations on
dispense - grant a dispensation; grant an exemption; "I was dispensed from this terrible task"
forgive - absolve from payment; "I forgive you your debt"
spare - save or relieve from an experience or action; "I'll spare you from having to apologize formally"
5.free - make (information) available for publication; "release the list with the names of the prisoners"
issue, supply - circulate or distribute or equip with; "issue a new uniform to the children"; "supply blankets for the beds"
declassify - lift the restriction on and make available again; "reclassify the documents"
6.free - free from obligations or duties
disinvest, divest - deprive of status or authority; "he was divested of his rights and his title"; "They disinvested themselves of their rights"
relieve, take over - free someone temporarily from his or her obligations
cut - discharge from a group; "The coach cut two players from the team"
clear - free from payment of customs duties, as of a shipment; "Clear the ship and let it dock"
cashier - discharge with dishonor, as in the army
set free, liberate - grant freedom to; "The students liberated their slaves upon graduating from the university"
disembroil, disinvolve, disentangle - free from involvement or entanglement; "How can I disentangle myself from her personal affairs?"
7.free - free or remove obstruction from; "free a path across the cluttered floor"
dig out - dig out from underneath earth or snow
unclog - become or cause to become unobstructed; "The chemical that we poured down the drain unclogged it"
loosen up, unstuff - cause to become unblocked; "The medicine unstuffed my nose in minutes!"
disencumber, disentangle, extricate, untangle - release from entanglement of difficulty; "I cannot extricate myself from this task"
obturate, occlude, close up, impede, obstruct, jam, block - block passage through; "obstruct the path"
8.free - let off the hookfree - let off the hook; "I absolve you from this responsibility"
let off, excuse, exempt, relieve - grant exemption or release to; "Please excuse me from this class"
wash one's hands - to absolve oneself of responsibility or future blame; "I wash my hands of this"
forgive - stop blaming or grant forgiveness; "I forgave him his infidelity"; "She cannot forgive him for forgetting her birthday"
9.free - part with a possession or right; "I am relinquishing my bedroom to the long-term house guest"; "resign a claim to the throne"
hand, pass on, turn over, pass, reach, give - place into the hands or custody of; "hand me the spoon, please"; "Turn the files over to me, please"; "He turned over the prisoner to his lawyers"
derequisition - release from government control
sacrifice, give - endure the loss of; "He gave his life for his children"; "I gave two sons to the war"
10.free - release (gas or energy) as a result of a chemical reaction or physical decomposition
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
bring forth, generate - bring into existence; "The new manager generated a lot of problems"; "The computer bug generated chaos in the office"; "The computer generated this image"; "The earthquake generated a tsunami"
11.free - make (assets) available; "release the holdings in the dictator's bank account"
issue, supply - circulate or distribute or equip with; "issue a new uniform to the children"; "supply blankets for the beds"
Adj.1.free - 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"
unbound - not restrained or tied down by bonds
unconfined - not confined
independent - free from external control and constraint; "an independent mind"; "a series of independent judgments"; "fiercely independent individualism"
free - not held in servitude; "after the Civil War he was a free man"
unrestrained - not subject to restraint; "unrestrained laughter"
unrestricted - not subject to or subjected to restriction
unfree - hampered and not free; not able to act at will
2.free - unconstrained or not chemically bound in a molecule or not fixed and capable of relatively unrestricted motion; "free expansion"; "free oxygen"; "a free electron"
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
natural philosophy, physics - the science of matter and energy and their interactions; "his favorite subject was physics"
bound - held with another element, substance or material in chemical or physical union
3.free - costing nothing; "complimentary tickets"; "free admission"
unpaid - not paid; "unpaid wages"; "an unpaid bill"
4.free - not occupied or in use; "a free locker"; "a free lane"
unoccupied - not held or filled or in use; "an unoccupied telephone booth"; "unoccupied hours"
5.free - not fixed in position; "the detached shutter fell on him"; "he pulled his arm free and ran"
unfixed - not firmly placed or set or fastened
6.free - not held in servitude; "after the Civil War he was a free man"
free - 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"
unfree - held in servitude; "he was born of slave parents"
7.free - not taken up by scheduled activities; "a free hour between classes"; "spare time on my hands"
unoccupied - not held or filled or in use; "an unoccupied telephone booth"; "unoccupied hours"
8.free - completely wanting or lacking; "writing barren of insight"; "young recruits destitute of experience"; "innocent of literary merit"; "the sentence was devoid of meaning"
nonexistent - not having existence or being or actuality; "chimeras are nonexistent"
9.free - not literal; "a loose interpretation of what she had been told"; "a free translation of the poem"
inexact - not exact
Adv.1.free - without restraint; "cows in India are running loose"

free

adjective
1. complimentary, for free (informal), for nothing, unpaid, for love, free of charge, on the house, without charge, gratuitous, at no cost, gratis, buckshee (Brit. slang) The seminars are free, with lunch provided.
2. allowed, permitted, unrestricted, unimpeded, at liberty, open, clear, able, loose, unattached, unregulated, disengaged, untrammelled, unobstructed, unhampered, unengaged The government will be free to pursue its economic policies.
4. independent, unfettered, unrestrained, uncommitted, footloose, unconstrained, unengaged, not tied down I was young, free and single at the time.
5. non-working, leisure, unemployed, idle, unoccupied She spent her free time shopping.
6. available, extra, empty, spare, vacant, unused, uninhabited, unoccupied, untaken There's only one seat free on the train.
7. unattached, loose, unsecured, untied, unfastened Wrap the free end of the strip over the second length of piping
8. generous, willing, liberal, eager, lavish, charitable, hospitable, prodigal, bountiful, open-handed, unstinting, unsparing, bounteous, munificent, big (informal) They weren't always so free with their advice.
generous mean, close, tight, stingy, ungenerous, mingy (informal)
11. unencumbered, open, clear, unrestricted, unobstructed They have to ensure the free flow of traffic.
adverb
1. freely, easily, loosely, smoothly, idly Two stubby legs swing free.
2.
for free without charge, for nothing, for love, on the house, at no cost, gratis He did it for free.
free and easy relaxed, liberal, casual, informal, tolerant, laid-back (informal), easy-going, lax, lenient, uninhibited, unceremonious He had a free and easy approach.
free of or from unaffected by, without, above, lacking (in), beyond, clear of, devoid of, exempt from, immune to, sans (archaic), safe from, untouched by, deficient in, unencumbered by, not liable to She retains her slim figure and is free of wrinkles.
Quotations
"Free at last, Free at last"
"Thank God Almighty"
"I'm Free at last" [Martin Luther King Jr. Spiritual, quoted on his tomb]
"The free way of life proposes ends, but it does not prescribe means" [Robert F. Kennedy The Pursuit of Justice]
"I am condemned to be free" [Jean-Paul Sartre L'Être et le néant]
"The thoughts of a prisoner - they're not free either. They keep returning to the same things" [Alexander Solzhenitsyn One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich]
Proverbs
"The best things in life are free"
"There's no such thing as a free lunch"

free

adjective
1. Able to move about at will without bounds or restraint:
2. Having political independence:
3. Lacking literal exactness:
4. Costing nothing:
Idiom: on the house.
5. Not spoken for or occupied:
6. Free from obstructions:
7. Speaking or spoken without reserve:
8. Characterized by bounteous giving:
9. Done by one's own choice:
10. Freed from contact or connection:
verb
1. To set at liberty:
Slang: spring.
Idiom: let loose.
2. To rid of obstructions:
Translations
بدون مُقابِل، مَجّانيحُرحُرّصَريح، مُنْفَتِحطليق، حُر
osvoboditvolnýzadarmosvobodnýuvolnit
frigratisbefriledigligetil
liberaliberisenkostasenpaga
vaba
آزاد
ilmainenvapaavaparivapauttaailmais-
slobodanbesplatanneograničenosloboditiotvoren
ingyenesmegszabadulnem foglaltszabad
bebas
frelsafrjálsfrjáls, óbundinnhreinskilinnlaus
自由な無料の自由・・・を自由にするそのまま
공짜막힘무료무료로무료의
liberlīberliberare
absoliučiai priklausantis savininkuiatliktas rankaatviros varžytynėsdirbti laisvu darbuotojudirbti neetatiniu darbuotoju
atbrīvotatbrīvotiesatbrīvotsbezmaksasbrīvs
gratisgratuitliber
oslobodiťoslobodiť sa
prostsvobodenzastonjbrezplačennezaseden
slobodan
frigratiskostnadsfrifrita
burehuru
ทำให้อิสระฟรีมีอิสระ
безкоштовний
آزاد
miễn phíthả tự dotự do

free

[friː]
A. ADJ (freer (compar) (freest (superl)))
1. (= at liberty) → libre; (= untied) → libre, desatado
to break freeescaparse
to get freeescaparse
to let sb go freedejar a algn en libertad
to pull sth/sb free (from wreckage) → sacar algo/a algn; (from tangle) → sacar or desenredar algo/a algn
to set free [+ prisoner] → liberar; [+ slave] → emancipar, liberar; [+ animal] → soltar
the screw had worked itself freeel tornillo se había aflojado
2. (= unrestricted) → libre; [choice, translation] → libre
the fishing is freela pesca está autorizada
she opened the door with her free handabrió la puerta con la mano que tenía libre
to have one's hands free (lit) → tener las manos libres
free and easy (= carefree) → desenfadado
"can I borrow your pen?" - "feel free!"-¿te puedo coger el bolígrafo? -¡por supuesto! orclaro que sí!
feel free to ask questionshaced las preguntas que queráis
feel free to help yourselfsírvete con toda libertad
to be free to do sthser libre de hacer algo, tener libertad para hacer algo
he is not free to chooseno tiene libertad de elección
to give free rein todar rienda suelta a
to give sb a free handdar a algn carta blanca
to have a free hand to do sthtener carta blanca para hacer algo
as free as a bird or the airlibre como el viento
3. (= clear, devoid)
free from or of sth a world free of nuclear weaponsun mundo sin armas nucleares
the area is free of malariaya no hay paludismo en la región
to be free from painno sufrir or padecer dolor
we are free of him at lastpor fin nos hemos librado de él
free of dutylibre de derechos de aduana
4. (Pol) (= autonomous, independent) [country, state] → libre
free electionselecciones fpl libres
the right of a free pressla libertad de prensa
it's a free country!¡es una democracia!
5. (= costing nothing) [ticket, delivery] → gratuito, gratis; [sample, offer, transport, health care] → gratuito
catalogue free on requestsolicite nuestro catálogo gratuito
"admission free""entrada f libre"
free on board (Comm) → franco a bordo
free of chargegratis, gratuito
to get sth for freeobtener algo gratis
there's no such thing as a free lunchno te regalan nada
to get a free rideaprovecharse de la situación
see also tax-free
6. (= not occupied) [seat, room, person, moment] → libre; [post] → vacante; [premises] → desocupado
is this seat free?¿está libre este asiento?, ¿está ocupado este asiento?
are you free tomorrow?¿estás libre mañana?
7. (= generous, open) → generoso (with con)
to make free with sthusar algo como si fuera cosa propia
to be free with one's moneyno reparar en gastos, ser manirroto
he's too free with his remarkstiene una lengua muy suelta
B. ADV
1. (= without charge) I got in (for) freeentré gratis or sin pagar
they'll send it free on requestsi lo solicita se lo mandarán gratis
2. (= without restraint)
animals run free in the parklos animales campan a sus anchas por el parque
he allowed his imagination to run freedio rienda suelta a su imaginación
C. VT
1. (= release) [+ prisoner, people] → liberar, poner en libertad; (from wreckage etc) → rescatar; (= untie) [+ person, animal] → desatar, soltar
to free one's hand/armsoltarse la mano/el brazo
she freed herself from his embracese desligó de sus brazos
2. (= make available) [+ funds, resources] → hacer disponible, liberar
this will free him to pursue other projectsesto lo dejará libre para dedicarse a otros proyectos, esto le permitirá dedicarse a otros proyectos
3. (= rid, relieve) to free sb from sthliberar a algn de algo
to free sb from painquitar or aliviar a algn el dolor
their aim is to free the country of diseasese han propuesto acabar con la enfermedad en el país
to free o.s. from or of sthlibrarse de algo
D. N
the land of the freeel país de la libertad (Estados Unidos)
E. CPD free agent Npersona f independiente
he's a free agenttiene libertad de acción, es libre de hacer lo que quiere
free association N (Psych) → asociación f libre or de ideas
Free Church N (Brit) → Iglesia f no conformista
free clinic N (US) (Med) → dispensario m
free collective bargaining Nnegociación f colectiva
free enterprise Nlibre empresa f
free-enterprise economyeconomía f de libre empresa
free fall Ncaída f libre
to be in free fall [currency, share prices] → caer en picado or (LAm) picada
to go into free fallempezar a caer en picado or (LAm) picada
free flight Nvuelo m sin motor
free gift Nobsequio m, regalo m
free house N (Brit) pub que es libre de vender cualquier marca de cerveza por no estar vinculado a ninguna cervecería en particular
free kick N (Ftbl) → tiro m libre
free labour Ntrabajadores mpl no sindicados
free love Namor m libre
free market N (Econ) → mercado m libre (in de) free marketeer Npartidario/a m/f del libre mercado
free pass Npase m gratuito
free period N (Scol) → hora f libre
free port Npuerto m franco
free radical N (Chem) → radical m libre
free school Nescuela f especial libre
free speech Nlibertad f de expresión
free spirit Npersona f libre de convencionalismos
free trade Nlibre cambio m
free-trade zonezona f franca
free trader Nlibrecambista mf
free verse Nverso m libre
free vote N (Brit) (Parl) → voto m de confianza (independiente de la línea del partido)
free will Nlibre albedrío m
he did it of his own free willlo hizo por voluntad propia
the free world Nel mundo libre, los países libres
free up VT + ADV [+ funds, resources] → hacer disponible, liberar; [+ staff] → dejar libre

free

[ˈfriː]
adj
(= costing nothing) [thing] (= gratis) → gratuit(e)
a free brochure → une brochure gratuite
admission free → entrée libre
for free adv [work, provide] → gratuit, gratuitement; [get] → gratuitement
(= unoccupied) [seat, table] → libre
Is this seat free? → Est-ce que cette place est libre?
(= not imprisoned) → libre
(= at leisure) → libre
Are you free after school? → Tu es libre après l'école?
[time] → libre
(= unrestricted) free choice → choix m (personnel)
It's their free choice → C'est leur choix.
given a free choice
Given a free choice, I would opt to stay in → Si ça ne tenait qu'à moi, je choisirai de ne pas sortir.
(= press) → libre
[election] → libre
[passage, movement] → libre
[hand, foot] → libre
to give sb a free hand → donner carte blanche à qn
to be free to do sth (= at liberty) [person] → être libre de faire qch
to feel free to do sth (= feel at liberty) → ne pas se gêner pour faire qch
feel free (= don't hesitate) → je vous en prie, je t'en prie
free of sth, free from sth (= without) → sans qch
to be free of sth, to be free from sth → être sans qch
(= liberal) → généreux/euse, large
vt
[+ prisoner] → libérer
[+ country] → libérer
[+ trapped person] → dégager; [+ something blocked] → débloquer
(from restrictions, burden)libérer
to free sb of sth, to free sb from sth → libérer qn de qch
free up
vt [+ cash, time, resources] → dégagerfree agent n
(gen) to be a free agent → avoir toute liberté d'actionfree and easy free-and-easy adj (= easy-going) [person] → pas contrariant(e); [relationship] → détendu(e); [atmosphere] → décontracté(e)

free

adj (+er)
(= at liberty, unrestricted) person, animal, state, activity, translation, choicefrei; as free as a bird or (the) airfrei wie ein Vogel; to set a prisoner freeeinen Gefangenen freilassen or auf freien Fuß setzen; to go free (= not be imprisoned)frei ausgehen; (= be set free)freigelassen werden; he is free to goes steht ihm frei zu gehen; you’re free to choosedie Wahl steht Ihnen frei; you’re free to come tooSie können ruhig auch kommen; you’re free to go nowSie können jetzt gehen(, wenn Sie wollen); you’re free to decideSie können das selbst entscheiden; I’m not free to do ites steht mir nicht frei, es zu tun; (do) feel free to help yourself/ask questionsnehmen Sie sich/fragen Sie ruhig; feel free! (inf)bitte, gern(e)!; to give somebody a free handjdm freie Hand lassen; he left one end of the rope freeer ließ ein Ende des Seils lose; his arms were left free (= not tied)seine Arme waren frei (gelassen); free electionsfreie Wahlen pl ? rein
(+prep) free from worrysorgenfrei; free from blame/responsibilityfrei von Schuld/Verantwortung; free of somethingfrei von etw; free of or from painschmerzfrei; free of violencegewaltlos; free of fearohne Angst; a world free of nuclear weaponseine Welt ohne Atomwaffen; at last I was free of herendlich war ich sie los
(= costing nothing)kostenlos, Gratis-; (Comm) → gratis; free sharesGratisaktien pl; it’s freedas kostet nichts; admission freeEintritt frei; to get something freeetw umsonst bekommen; we got in free or for free (inf)wir kamen umsonst rein; free, gratis and for nothinggratis und umsonst; I can tell you that for free (inf)das kann ich dir gratis sagen; free delivery(porto)freier Versand; free alongside ship (Comm) → frei Kai; free on board (Comm) → frei Schiff
(= not occupied) room, seat, hour, personfrei; a few seats are kept freeeinige Plätze werden frei gehalten; I wasn’t free earlierich hatte nicht eher Zeit; this leaves our hands free for other issuesdadurch haben wir für andere Dinge Zeit; if you’ve got a free hand could you carry this?wenn du eine Hand frei hast, kannst du mir das tragen?
(= lavish, profuse)großzügig, freigebig; (= licentious, improper) language, behaviourfrei, lose; (= overfamiliar)plumpvertraulich; to be free with one’s moneygroßzügig mit seinem Geld umgehen; to be free with one’s adviceRatschläge erteilen; to make free with other people’s propertysich großzügig anderer Leute Sachen (gen)bedienen
vt prisoner (= release)freilassen; (= help escape)befreien; caged animalfreilassen; nationbefreien; (= untie) personlosbinden; tangle(auf)lösen; pipefrei machen; rusty screw, caught fabriclösen; (= make available) personfrei machen; to free somebody from painjdn von seinen Schmerzen befreien; to free oneself from somethingsich von etw frei machen

free

:
free agent
n to be a freefrei und ungebunden sein, ein freier Mensch sein
free-and-easy
adj attr, free and easy
adj pred person, lifestyle, atmosphere, relationshipungezwungen; (morally) → locker
free association
freebase (Drugs sl)
nCrack nt
vt (= smoke) cocainerauchen

free

:
freeboard
nFreibord nt
freebooter
nFreibeuter m
freeborn
adjfrei geboren
Free Church
nFreikirche f
free climbing
nFreiklettern nt
free collective bargaining
free currency
n (Fin) → frei konvertierbare Währung

free

:
free enterprise
nfreies Unternehmertum
free fall
nfreier Fall; in free (Space, fig, economy etc) → in freiem Fall; to go into free (economy etc)sich auf eine rasante Talfahrt begeben
free-fall
vifrei fallen
free-fall parachuting
nFallschirmspringen ntmit freiem Fall
free fight

free

:
free-for-all
nGerangel nt (inf); (= fight)allgemeine Schlägerei; to stop the situation becoming a freees unterbinden, dass jeder mitmischen kann
free gift
n(Gratis)geschenk nt
freehand
adj free drawingFreihandzeichnung f; free sketchFreihandskizze f
adv paint, draw, cutaus freier Hand
free-handed
adj (= generous)großzügig, freigebig
freehold
nBesitzrecht nt; he bought the free of the houseer hat das Haus gekauft
adj free propertyfreier Grundbesitz; free apartmentEigentumswohnung f; free houseEigenheim nt; the house is freedas Haus ist nicht gepachtet und gehört dem Eigentümer uneingeschränkt
adv to own something freeetw besitzen; for sale freeals Eigentumswohnung/Eigenheim zu verkaufen
free house
n (Brit) Wirtshaus, das nicht an eine bestimmte Brauerei gebunden ist
free kick
n (Sport) → Freistoß m
free labour, (US) free labor
n (nonunionized) → nicht organisierte Arbeitnehmer pl
freelance
adj journalist, photographer, writerfrei(schaffend), freiberuflich tätig; workfreiberuflich; I do a bit of free journalismich arbeite gelegentlich als freier Journalist; most translators are freedie meisten Übersetzer sind freiberuflich tätig
adv workfreiberuflich; she decided to go freesie entschloss sich, freiberuflich zu arbeiten
nFreiberufler(in) m(f); (with particular firm) → freier Mitarbeiter, freie Mitarbeiterin
free list
n (Theat) → Liste fder Empfänger von Freikarten
freeload
vi (inf)schmarotzen (on bei)
freeloader
n (inf)Schmarotzer(in) m(f)
free love
nfreie Liebe

free

:
freemail
n (Internet) → Freemail f
freeman
n
(= not a slave)Freie(r) m
(Brit) free of a cityEhrenbürger(in) m(f)einer Stadt
free market
nfreier Markt; (St Ex) → Freiverkehr m
free market economy
free-marketeer
nBefürworter(in) m(f)des freien Marktes
Freemason
nFreimaurer m
freemasonry
nFreimaurerei f
free port
nFreihafen m
Freepost®
n “Freepost”˜ „Gebühr zahlt Empfänger
free-range
adj (Brit) henfrei laufend; chicken, pig etcaus Freilandhaltung; produceaus artgerechter Haltung; free eggsEier plvon frei laufenden Hühnern
free sample
nGratisprobe f
free sheet

free

:
free speech
nRedefreiheit f
free-spoken
adjfreimütig
freestanding
adjfrei stehend; it can be free or built-ines kann frei stehen oder eingebaut werden
freestyle
n (= freestyle section)Kür f; (Swimming) → Freistil m; the 200 metres (Brit) or meters (US) freedie 200 Meter Freistil
attr free swimming/wrestlingFreistilschwimmen/-ringen nt
freethinker
nFreidenker(in) m(f), → Freigeist m
freethinking
adj personfreidenkerisch, freigeistig
free time
nfreie Zeit; (= leisure)Freizeit f; if you have some freewenn Sie etwas Zeit haben
free trade
nFreihandel m; free-trade areaFreihandelszone f
free-trader
nFreihändler(in) m(f)
free throw
n (Basketball) → Freiwurf m
free TV
nfrei empfangbares Fernsehen
free verse
nfreie Verse pl
Freeview
n (Brit TV) kostenloses digitales Fernsehen mittels einer Zusatzbox; Jane has freeJane hat eine Freeview-Box
free vote
n (esp Brit: Parl) → Abstimmung fohne Fraktionszwang
freeware
n (Comput) → Freeware f
freeway
n (US) → Autobahn f
freewheel
viim Freilauf fahren
nFreilauf m
freewheeling, free-wheeling
adj lifestyle, style, approach, atmosphereungezwungen, zwanglos; person, communityfrei, locker; discussionoffen
free will
n (Philos) → freier Wille; he did it of his own freeer hat es aus freien Stücken getan
Free World
n the freedie freie Welt

free

[friː]
1. adj (-r (comp) (-st (superl)))
a. (at liberty) free (from or of)libero/a (da)
free from ties/cares → senza legami/preoccupazioni
to be free of pain → non soffrire
feel free → fai pure
to break free (of) → liberarsi (da)
to set free → liberare
free and easy → rilassato/a
he is not free to choose → non è libero di scegliere
to give free rein to one's anger → dare libero sfogo alla propria rabbia
to give sb a free hand → dare carta bianca a qn
b. (not occupied) → libero/a
is this seat free? → è libero questo posto?
are you free tomorrow? → sei libero domani?
to have one's hands free → avere le mani libere
c. free (with) (generous) → prodigo/a (di)
to be free with one's money → spendere con facilità
he's too free with his remarks → è sempre pronto alla critica
d. (costing nothing, ticket, delivery) → gratuito/a, gratis inv
free of charge → gratuito/a
admission free → entrata libera
free baggage allowance (Aer) → franchigia bagaglio
e. (improper, behaviour) → sfrontato/a; (language) → spinto/a
2. adv (without charge) → gratuitamente, gratis
I got in free or for free (fam) → sono entrato gratis
3. vt (gen) → liberare; (jammed object) → districare; (untie, person, animal) → sciogliere
to free o.s. from or of sth → sbarazzarsi di qc

free

(friː) adjective
1. allowed to move where one wants; not shut in, tied, fastened etc. The prison door opened, and he was a free man.
2. not forced or persuaded to act, think, speak etc in a particular way. free speech; You are free to think what you like.
3. (with with) generous. He is always free with his money/advice.
4. frank, open and ready to speak. a free manner.
5. costing nothing. a free gift.
6. not working or having another appointment; not busy. I shall be free at five o'clock.
7. not occupied, not in use. Is this table free?
8. (with of or from) without or no longer having (especially something or someone unpleasant etc). She is free from pain now; free of charge.
verbpast tense, past participle freed
1. to make or set (someone) free. He freed all the prisoners.
2. (with from or of) to rid or relieve (someone) of something. She was able to free herself from her debts by working at an additional job.
ˈfreedom noun
the state of not being under control and being able to do whatever one wishes. The prisoner was given his freedom.
ˈfreely adverb
1. in a free manner. to give freely to charity; to speak freely.
2. willingly; readily. I freely admit it was my fault.
Freefone® noun
(also freephone ; American toll-free number) a telephone number of a business or an organization that can be used free of charge by their customers etc; the system giving this service.
ˌfree-for-ˈall noun
a contest, debate etc in which anyone can take part.
ˈfreehand adjective, adverb
(of a drawing etc) (done) without any instruments (eg a ruler) to guide the hand.
ˈfreehold adjective
(of land, property etc) belonging completely to the owner, not just for a certain time.
ˈfreelance noun, adjective
(of or done by) a person who is working on his own, not for any one employer. a freelance journalist; freelance work.
verb
to work in this way. He is freelancing now.
Freepost noun
a system in Britain in which a business or an organization pays the cost of the post sent to it.
free ˈskating noun
a free style in ice-skating competitions.
free speech
the right to express an opinion freely. I believe in free speech.
free trade
trade with foreign countries without customs duties, taxes etc.
ˈfreeway noun
a motorway.
ˌfreeˈwheel verb
to travel (downhill) on a bicycle, in a car etc without using mechanical power.
free will
the ability to choose and act freely. He did it of his own free will.
a free hand
freedom to do whatever one likes. He gave her a free hand with the servants.
set free
to make (someone) free. The soldiers set the terrorists' prisoners free.

free

حُرّ, مَجَّاناً, يُحَرِّرُ osvobodit, volný, zadarmo befri, fri, gratis befreien, frei, kostenlos δωρεάν, ελεύθερος, ελευθερώνω gratis, libre, soltar ilmainen, vapaa, vapauttaa gratuit, libérer, libre besplatan, osloboditi, slobodan gratis, liberare, libero ・・・を自由にする, 無料の, 自由な 무료로, 무료의, 없애다 gratis, vrij, vrijmaken fri, frigjøre, gratis bezpłatny, uwolnić, wolny gratuito, libertar, livre бесплатный, освобождать, свободный fri, frita, gratis ทำให้อิสระ, ฟรี, มีอิสระ bedava, özgür, özgürlüğüne kavuşturmak miễn phí, thả tự do, tự do 免费的, 摆脱, 自由的

free

a. libre, suelto-a; [of charge] gratis;
___ association___ asociación;
adv. libremente.

free

adj libre, suelto; (no cost) gratuito; fat-free, sugar-free, etc. sin grasa, sin azúcar, etc.; — of pain sin dolor; — services servicios gratuitos; pain-free sin dolor, (method, procedure) que no duele; vt soltar
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Act third was the castle hall, and here Hagar appeared, having come to free the lovers and finish Hugo.
His lamp and Ned's had small hooks on them, so they could be carried in the upper coat pocket, showing a gleam of light and leaving the hands free for use.
The great land had never looked to me so big and free.
It seemed to free her of a responsibility which she had blindly assumed and for which Fate had not fitted her.
Even your traditions make the case in my favor, Chingachgook," he said, speaking in the tongue which was known to all the natives who formerly inhabited the country between the Hudson and the Potomac, and of which we shall give a free translation for the benefit of the reader; endeavoring, at the same time, to preserve some of the peculiarities, both of the individual and of the language.
Andrews was now conducting him to that dignitary, and, in a moment, he would be free to return to his own affairs, which were the affairs of two continents.
Better mix it up, I reckon--have suthin' half statoo, half fountain," interposed the elder Mattingly, better known as "Maryland Joe," "and set it up afore the Town Hall and Free Library I'm kalklatin' to give.
Accordingly, with such a tramp of his ponderous riding-boots as might of itself have been audible in the remotest of the seven gables, he advanced to the door, which the servant pointed out, and made its new panels reecho with a loud, free knock.
Meantime, Queequeg's impulsive, indifferent sword, sometimes hitting the woof slantingly, or crookedly, or strongly, or weakly, as the case might be; and by this difference in the concluding blow producing a corresponding contrast in the final aspect of the completed fabric; this savage's sword, thought I, which thus finally shapes and fashions both warp and woof; this easy, indifferent sword must be chance --aye, chance, free will, and necessity --no wise incompatible --all interweavingly working together.
He was just as free to speak to gentlemen of his own rank as to those below him; for another day, when we were out, we met a Captain Langley, a friend of our master's; he was driving a splendid pair of grays in a kind of break.
Many, however, pressed around him, earnestly begging him not to send them away; and, with anxious faces, tendering back their free papers.
He said he'd be mighty sure to see it, because he'd be a free man the minute he seen it, but if he missed it he'd be in a slave country again and no more show for freedom.