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Superlative of free.
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adj. fre•er, fre•est, adj.
1. enjoying personal rights or liberty, as one who is not in slavery or confinement.
2. pertaining to or reserved for those who enjoy personal liberty: living on free soil.
3. existing under, characterized by, or possessing civil and political liberties: the free nations of the world.
4. enjoying political independence, as a people or country not under foreign rule.
5. exempt from external authority, interference, or restriction; independent: free choice.
6. able to do something at will: free to act.
7. clear of obstructions or obstacles: The highway is now free of fallen rock.
8. without engagements or obligations: free time.
9. not occupied or in use: The room is free now.
10. exempt or released; unburdened: free from worry; free of taxes.
11. provided without a charge: free parking.
12. not impeded: free movement.
13. loose; unattached: to get one's arm free.
14. lacking self-restraint; loose; licentious.
15. ready or generous in giving: free with one's advice.
16. lavish; unstinted: free spending.
17. frank and open; unconstrained.
18. unrestrained by decency: free behavior.
19. not subject to special regulations, restrictions, duties, etc.: free passage.
20. of, pertaining to, or characterized by free enterprise: a free economy.
21. open to all: a free port.
22. not literal; loose: a free translation.
23. not subject to rules or set forms: free improvisation.
24. uncombined chemically: free oxygen.
25. traveling under no force except gravity or inertia: free flight.
26. (of a vowel) situated in an open syllable (opposed to checked).
27. easily worked, as stone or land.
28. (of a variable in logic) not occurring within the scope of a quantifier. Compare bound 1 (def. 11).
29. (of a wind) blowing favorably nearly on the quarter.
30. not containing something specified (often used in combination): a sugar-free candy; a smoke-free environment.
31. (of a linguistic form) capable of being used by itself as an independent word without combination with other forms: Fire and run are free forms. Compare bound 1 (def. 10).
32. in a free manner; freely.
33. away from the wind: a sailboat running free.
34. to set at liberty; release from bondage, imprisonment, or restraint.
35. to exempt or deliver (usu. fol. by from).
36. to relieve or rid (usu. fol. by of): to free oneself of responsibility.
37. to disengage; clear (usu. fol. by from or of).
38. free up,
a. to release, as from restrictions.
b. to disentangle.
1. for free, without charge.
2. free and easy,
a. casual; informal.
b. inappropriately casual; presumptuous.
3. make free with,
a. to use as one's own.
b. to treat with too much familiarity; take liberties with.
4. set free, to release; liberate.
[before 900; Middle English fre, Old English frēo; c. Old Frisian, Old Saxon, Old High German frī]
free′ly, adv.
free′ness, n.
syn: See release.
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Drake to give you, and any friends of yours, the freest admission to the house and grounds."
In the next place, it may be considered as an objection inherent in the principle, that as every appeal to the people would carry an implication of some defect in the government, frequent appeals would, in a great measure, deprive the government of that veneration which time bestows on every thing, and without which perhaps the wisest and freest governments would not possess the requisite stability.
This pony had a little phaeton behind him, and a man in it; but neither man nor phaeton seemed to embarrass him in the least, as he reared up on his hind legs, or stopped, or went on, or stood still again, or backed, or went side-ways, without the smallest reference to them--just as the fancy seized him, and as if he were the freest animal in creation.
For a year I lived a gay and glorious life in some of the freest society in London; at the end of that time, my tradesmen, without any provocation on my part, sent in their bills.
The irrepressible landlady gave the freest expression to her feelings.
The freest people on the civilized earth are the only people on the civilized earth who dare not face that question.
It was you who might have made this the greatest, the freest, the happiest country in the world.
By this step Russia has unexpectedly swept to the front and is now, to telephone men, the freest country in Europe.
All the first story of the left wing was occupied by the most celebrated Epicureans in Paris, and those on the freest footing in the house - every one in his compartment, like the bees in their cells, employed in producing the honey intended for that royal cake which M.
He found the essence of Hellenism expressed in a phrase which he took from Swift, 'Sweetness and Light,' interpreting Sweetness to mean the love of Beauty, material and spiritual, and Light, unbiased intelligence; and he urged that these forces be allowed to have the freest play.
There he stood working at his anvil, his face all radiant with exercise and gladness, his sleeves turned up, his wig pushed off his shining forehead--the easiest, freest, happiest man in all the world.
We wish to escape from subjection and a sense of inferiority, and we make self-denying ordinances, we drink water, we eat grass, we refuse the laws, we go to jail: it is all in vain; only by obedience to his genius, only by the freest activity in the way constitutional to him, does an angel seem to arise before a man and lead him by the hand out of all the wards of the prison.