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grat·is

 (grăt′ĭs, grä′tĭs, grā′-)
adv. & adj.
Without payment or charge.

[Middle English, from Latin grātīs, alteration of grātiīs, out of kindness, free, ablative pl. of grātia, kindness; see gwerə- in Indo-European roots.]

gratis

(ˈɡreɪtɪs; ˈɡrætɪs; ˈɡrɑːtɪs)
adv, adj
(Commerce) (postpositive) without payment; free of charge
[C15: from Latin: out of kindness, from grātiīs, ablative pl of grātia favour]

grat•is

(ˈgræt ɪs, ˈgreɪ tɪs)

adv., adj.
without charge or payment; free.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin grātīs freely, contraction of grātiīs with favors, graces (abl. pl. of grātia grace)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.gratis - costing nothing; "complimentary tickets"; "free admission"
unpaid - not paid; "unpaid wages"; "an unpaid bill"
Adv.1.gratis - without payment; "I'll give you this gratis"

gratis

adjective free, freely, for nothing, unpaid, free of charge, on the house, buckshee (Brit. slang) I'll give it you free, gratis and for nothing.

gratis

adjective
Costing nothing:
Idiom: on the house.
Translations
gratis
senpage
ilmainenilmaiseksi
בחינםחינם
gratis
gratis
gratiskostnadsfri

gratis

[ˈgrɑːtɪs]
A. ADVgratis
B. ADJgratuito

gratis

[ˈgrætɪs]
adv (= free) → gratis
adjgratis inv

gratis

adj advgratis, umsonst

gratis

[ˈgrætɪs] advgratis
References in classic literature ?
And here were these freemen assembled in the early morning to work on their lord the bishop's road three days each -- gratis; every head of a family, and every son of a family, three days each, gratis, and a day or so added for their servants.
There were pears and apples, clustered high in blooming pyramids; there were bunches of grapes, made, in the shopkeepers' benevolence to dangle from conspicuous hooks, that people's mouths might water gratis as they passed; there were piles of filberts, mossy and brown, recalling, in their fragrance, ancient walks among the woods, and pleasant shufflings ankle deep through withered leaves; there were Norfolk Biffins, squab and swarthy, setting off the yellow of the oranges and lemons, and, in the great compactness of their juicy persons, urgently entreating and beseeching to be carried home in paper bags and eaten after dinner.
They spoke to me with great humanity, and said, "they were sure the captain would carry me GRATIS to Lisbon, whence I might return to my own country; that two of the seamen would go back to the ship, inform the captain of what they had seen, and receive his orders; in the mean time, unless I would give my solemn oath not to fly, they would secure me by force.
Thou art right, Sancho my friend," said Don Quixote, "and Altisidora has behaved very badly in not giving thee the smocks she promised; and although that virtue of thine is gratis data- as it has cost thee no study whatever, any more than such study as thy personal sufferings may be- I can say for myself that if thou wouldst have payment for the lashes on account of the disenchant of Dulcinea, I would have given it to thee freely ere this.
Either the diplomatist must give his lessons gratis, and I will tolerate him, or he must never set his foot again in my house; -- do you understand, madame?
Then the advice I've poured on you, So full of wisdom and of wit: All given gratis, though 'tis true I might have fairly charged for it
sire, it will not be with the gayety as with the duke's sword; I will give it to your majesty gratis," replied D'Artagnan, whose feet scarcely seemed to touch the ground.
What you need is to pay for your own protection," I cut in when he drew breath, and I showed him a yellowish paper, supplied gratis by Government, which is called Schedule D.
All they do is to get hold of our good Russian money free, gratis, and for nothing.
He therefore felt almost grateful to Cornelius van Baerle for having given him a screen gratis.
Of course the lads found out what was going on, and chaffed the girls about the "Seminary," as they called the new enterprise; but they thought it a good thing on the whole, kindly offered to give lessons in Greek and Latin gratis, and decided among themselves that "Rose was a little trump to give the Phebe-bird such a capital boost.
Moreover, he really liked literature and the arts; he collected autographs, obtained splendid albums gratis, and possessed sketches, engravings, and pictures.