free lance


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free·lance

 (frē′lăns′)
v. free·lanced, free·lanc·ing, free·lanc·es
v.intr.
1. To work as a freelancer: a journalist who freelances.
2. To act independently without orders from another: an official who was freelancing when he committed the crime.
v.tr.
To produce and sell as a freelancer: freelanced the article to a magazine publisher.
n. also free lance
1. A freelancer.
2. An uncommitted independent, as in politics or social life.
3. A medieval mercenary.

free′lance′ adv. & adj.

free′ lance`


n.
1. a mercenary soldier of the Middle Ages who offered his services to any state or cause.
[1810–20]

free•lance

or free-lance

(ˈfriˌlæns, -ˌlɑns, -ˈlæns, -ˈlɑns)

n., v. -lanced, -lanc•ing,
adj., adv. n.
1. Also, free′lanc`er. a person who sells services without working on a salary basis for one employer.
2. a person who contends in causes without attachment or allegiance.
v.i.
3. to act or work as a freelance.
v.t.
4. to produce or sell as a freelance.
adj.
5. of or pertaining to a freelance or the work of a freelance.
adv.
6. in the manner of a freelance.
[1880–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.free lance - a writer or artist who sells services to different employers without a long-term contract with any of them
worker - a person who works at a specific occupation; "he is a good worker"
References in classic literature ?
He was a free lance, and had no friendly business associations.
At this point I may as well explain that we of the fish patrol were free lances in a way.
The Gala Attractions includes, Dog and Pet Show competition, Army Dogs tricks and hurdles show, ANF Dog Show, Horizontal Bungee Jumping, Remote Controlled Flying of Aircraft and Heli Models, Free Lance Music / songs by participants, ANF Youth Ambassadors Talents show and many more interesting free lance activities.