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Drawn by hand without the aid of tracing or drafting devices: a freehand sketch.

free′hand′ adv.
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free′ hand′

unrestricted freedom or authority.



1. drawn or executed by hand without guiding instruments, measurements, or other aids: a freehand map.
2. in a freehand manner: to draw freehand.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.freehand - done by hand without mechanical aids or devices; "a freehand drawing"
original - being or productive of something fresh and unusual; or being as first made or thought of; "a truly original approach"; "with original music"; "an original mind"
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[ˈfriːhænd] ADJhecho a pulso
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adj [drawing] → à main levée
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[ˈfriːˌhænd] adj & adva mano libera
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(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.
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.
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References in classic literature ?
Yet he goes off for a fortnight's leave, and puts my boy in full charge, with all that immense business in his hands, and a freehand to do what he likes with it.
The dip-dial translates them on the tape in flowing freehand.
Continuous curfew left Kashmiris in the lurch as Indian forces are given a freehand to crush their fight for right to self-determination, he said on Thursday.
KEYWORDS: Freehand technique, Pedicle screw fixation, Spinal fracture.
Hence, the DICT presented three ways in which voters could cast their ballot: Freehand, Barcode Stickers, and "Exam style."
Paints in Forgotten Paradise, Dash Of Nutmeg, Hare, Soft Shadow and City Break, all from PS14, Crown Paint the lightest colour over the entire wall, then draw on the mountain ridges freehand. Using a roller, layer the colours on, allowing each to dry before moving on to the next darkest shade.
SPOT THE DIFFERENCE These spots are drawn freehand with a medium paint brush.
The youngest athlete to be shortlisted for the prestigious Mohammad Bin Rashid Awards this year, Lamia won the A level 2011 category with a freehand and hoop routine to take the top spot with a total of 26.000 points.
Shooting freehand, I kept it to "minute of torso" all morning.
Up until now surgeons undertaking EVD procedures used a technique referred to as the 'blind' freehand technique, in which the surgeon uses anatomical landmarks on the outside of the patient's head together with knowledge of brain anatomy to undertake the procedure, without being able to see the exact area to operate.
German quilt designer Bernadette Mayr specializes in the freehand cutting technique.
Orbase employs a freehand style when shaping the pancakes.