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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.
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
At which words, without taking any leave, she flung out of the room; for the lower sort of people are very tenacious of respect; and though they are contented to give this gratis to persons of quality, yet they never confer it on those of their own order without taking care to be well paid for their pains.
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.
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.
He therefore felt almost grateful to Cornelius van Baerle for having given him a screen gratis.
Weller, 'as vell as for the other kind and gen'rous people o' the same purfession, as sets people by the ears, free gratis for nothin', and sets their clerks to work to find out little disputes among their neighbours and acquaintances as vants settlin' by means of lawsuits--all I can say o' them is, that I vish they had the reward I'd give 'em.
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.
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?
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.
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.
The next day I sent him his fine sword and cane gratis, and demanded nothing of him, but I had no mind to see him, unless it had been so that he might be satisfied I knew who he was, which he was not willing to.