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  Dictionary Definition of free

adjective ( freer, freest )
1. enjoying personal rights or liberty, as one not in slavery.
2. relating to or reserved for those who enjoy personal liberty.
3. possessed of, characterised by, or existing under civil liberty as opposed to arbitrary or despotic government, as a country or state, or its citizens, institutions, etc.
4. enjoying political liberty or independence, as a people or country not under foreign rule.
5. exempt from external authority, interference, restriction, etc., as a person, the will, thought, choice, action, etc.; independent; unfettered.
6. at liberty, permitted, or able at will (to do something): free to choose.
7. not subject to special regulation or restrictions, as trade: free trade.
8. not literal, as a translation.
9. not subject to rules, set forms, etc.: the free song of a bird, free verse.
10. clear of obstructions or obstacles, as a corridor.
11. available; unoccupied; not in use: the managing director is now free.
12. uncombined chemically: free oxygen.
13. that may be used by or open to all: a free port, a free market.
14. general: a free fight.
15. unimpeded, as motion or movements; easy, firm, or swift in movement: a free step.
16. loose, or not held fast or attached: to get one's arm free.
17. not joined to or in contact with something else: a free surface.
18. acting without self-restraint or reserve: too free with one's tongue.
19. frank and open; unconstrained, unceremonious, or familiar.
20. unrestrained by decency; loose or licentious.
21. ready in giving, liberal, or lavish: to be free with one's advice.
22. given readily or in profusion, or unstinted.
23. given without consideration of a return, as a gift.
24. provided without, or not subject to, a charge or payment: free milk.
25. easily worked, as stone or land.
26. Nautical (of a wind) blowing so that a boat can sail with sheets eased or yards squared; fair.
27. Phonetics a. (of a vowel) situated in an open syllable. b. belonging to a class of vowels which need not be followed by a consonant, as the vowel of see.
28. (of firearms used in international competition) with no specified trigger pressure, but otherwise conforming to certain specifications.
-- adverb
29. in a free manner; freely.
30. without cost or charge.
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