free agent


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free agent

n.
A professional athlete who is free to sign a contract with any team.

free agency n.

free agent

n
a person whose actions are not constrained by others

free′ a′gent


n.
a professional athlete who is not under contract and is free to auction off his or her services to any team.
[1840–50]
free′ a′gency, free′ a′gentry, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.free agent - (sports) a professional athlete who is free to sign a contract to play for any team
athletics, sport - an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
pro, professional - an athlete who plays for pay
2.free agent - someone acting freely or even irresponsibly
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
free-liver - someone who gratifies physical appetites (especially for food and drink) with more than the usual freedom
Translations

free agent

npersona indipendente
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He, too, gave me the impression that he was not a free agent, as we talked I began to see that he was mentally superior to the average of his kind.
Under an accumulation of staggerers, no man can be considered a free agent.
As he approached quite close to me I obtained an excellent view of him, and though I was later to become better acquainted with his kind, I may say that that single cursory examination of this awful travesty on Nature would have proved quite sufficient to my desires had I been a free agent.
Whether Noah Claypole, whose rapacity was none of the least comprehensive, would have acceded even to these glowing terms, had he been a perfectly free agent, is very doubtful; but as he recollected that, in the event of his refusal, it was in the power of his new acquaintance to give him up to justice immediately (and more unlikely things had come to pass), he gradually relented, and said he thought that would suit him.
Besides, the missionary's hair-splitting objection had offended him; and, to prove that he was a free agent and a man of honor, he had swung his huge war club over Starhurst's head.
Tomorrow I shall start afresh--today I am a free agent for the first time in my life.
It seemed, to my mind, more natural and more probable to assume that she was not so completely a free agent in this matter as she had herself asserted.
You may not care to please yourself, and you may not care to please him, but you are not a free agent as to pleasing: you are forced to do that, in spite of yourself, my dear; so it may be a question whether you may not as well please yourself too, if you can.
I only wished to see that the boy had come to no harm and was a free agent.
They looked at the picture daily and knew that if they themselves were free agents they would toil, suffer, ay sweat, for the happy privilege of occupying the same room with that lamp through the coming winter evenings.
It is not so we should evince our resignation to the will of heaven; on the contrary, we are all free agents.
They serve only three years, and they are free agents when they enter upon their contracts.