HyperDic: free

English > 22 senses of the word free:
ADJECTIVEallfreeable to act at will
allfreeunconstrained or not chemically bound in a molecule or not fixed and capable of relatively unrestricted motion
allfree, complimentary, costless, gratis, gratuitouscosting nothing
allfreenot occupied or in use
allfree, detachednot fixed in position
allfreenot held in servitude
allfree, sparenot taken up by scheduled activities
allfree, barren, destitute, devoid, innocentcompletely wanting or lacking
allfree, loose, liberalnot literal
VERBsocialfree, liberate, release, unloose, unloosen, loosegrant freedom to
possessionfree, rid, disembarrassrelieve from
contactfree, dislodgeremove or force out from a position
socialfree, exempt, relievegrant relief or an exemption from a rule or requirement to
socialfree, releasemake (information) available for publication
socialfree, dischargefree from obligations or duties
contactfree, disengagefree or remove obstruction from
communicationfree, absolvelet off the hook
possessionfree, release, relinquish, resign, give uppart with a possession or right
creationfree, release, liberaterelease (gas or energy) as a result of a chemical reaction or physical decomposition
changefree, unblock, unfreeze, releasemake (assets) available
NOUNgroupfree, free peoplepeople who are free
ADVERBallfree, loosewithout restraint
free > pronunciation
Soundsfriy'
Rhymesaccusatory ... zealotry: 432 rhymes with riy...
English > free: 22 senses > adjective 1
Meaningable to act at will; not hampered; not under compulsion or restraint.
Examples
  • "free enterprise"
  • "a free port"
  • "a free country"
  • "I have an hour free"
  • "free will"
  • "free of racism"
  • "feel free to stay as long as you wish"
  • "a free choice"
Attribute offreedomThe condition of being free
Narrowerat large, escaped, loose, on the looseHaving escaped, especially from confinement
autonomous, independent, self-governing, sovereign(of political bodies) not controlled by outside forces
available, uncommittednot busy
aweigh, atrip(of an anchor) just clear of the bottom
clearFree from contact or proximity or connection
emancipated, liberatedFree from traditional social restraints
footlooseFree to go or do as one pleases
out-of-schoolnot attending school and therefore / therefore free to work
unconfined, unimprisonedFree from confinement / confinement or physical restraint
unconstrainedFree from constraint
unhamperednot held in check or subject to control
unrestrictedFree of restrictions on conduct
See alsofreenot held in servitude
independentFree from external control and constraint / constraint
unboundnot restrained or tied down by bonds
unconfinednot confined
unrestrainednot subject to restraint
unrestrictednot subject to or subjected to restriction
Oppositeunfreehampered and not free
Spanishlibre
Catalanlliure
Adverbsfreelyin a free manner
English > free: 22 senses > adjective 2
Meaningunconstrained or not chemically bound in a molecule or not fixed and capable of relatively unrestricted motion.
Examples
  • "free expansion"
  • "free oxygen"
  • "a free electron"
Categorychemistry, chemical scienceThe science of matter
physics, natural philosophyThe science of matter and energy and their interactions
Narrowerliberated(of a gas e.g.) released from chemical combination
unboundnot held in chemical or physical combination
Oppositeboundheld with another element, substance or material in chemical or physical union
Spanishlibre
Catalanlliure
English > free: 22 senses > adjective 3
Meaningcosting nothing.
Example "free admission"
Synonymscomplimentary, costless, gratis, gratuitous
Broaderunpaidnot paid
Spanishgratis, gratuita, gratuito, libre
Catalangratis, gratuït, libre
English > free: 22 senses > adjective 4
Meaningnot occupied or in use.
Examples
  • "a free locker"
  • "a free lane"
Broaderunoccupiednot held or filled or in use
Spanishdesocupado, libre
Catalandesocupat, lliure
English > free: 22 senses > adjective 5
Meaningnot fixed in position.
Example "he pulled his arm free and ran"
Synonymdetached
Broaderunfixednot firmly placed or set or fastened
Spanishsuelto
Catalansolt
English > free: 22 senses > adjective 6
Meaningnot held in servitude.
Example"after the Civil War he was a free man"
Narrowerfree-soil, slaveless, non-slaveWhere slavery was prohibited
freebornborn free of free parents
See alsofreeable to act at will
OppositeunfreeHeld in servitude
Spanishlibre
Catalanlliure
English > free: 22 senses > adjective 7
Meaningnot taken up by scheduled activities.
Example"a free hour between classes"
Synonymspare
Broaderunoccupiednot held or filled or in use
Spanishdesocupado, libre
Catalandesocupat, lliure
English > free: 22 senses > adjective 8
MeaningCompletely wanting or lacking.
Synonymsbarren, destitute, devoid, innocent
Broadernonexistentnot having existence or being or actuality
Spanishdesprovista, desprovisto
Catalandesproveït
English > free: 22 senses > adjective 9
Meaningnot literal.
Example "a free translation of the poem"
Synonymsloose, liberal
Broaderinexactnot exact
Spanishdesatado, libre
Catalandeslligat, lliure, solt
English > free: 22 senses > noun 1, group
MeaningPeople who are free.
Example"the home of the free and the brave"
Synonymfree people
Broaderpeople(plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively
Verbsfreegrant freedom to
English > free: 22 senses > adverb 1
MeaningWithout restraint.
Synonymloose
Spanishdejar suelto, libre, suelta
Catalangratis
English > free: 22 senses > verb 1, social
Meaninggrant freedom to; free from confinement.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
ModelThey want to free the prisoners
Synonymsliberate, release, unloose, unloosen, loose
NarrowerbailRelease after a security has been paid
bail outFree on bail
paroleRelease a criminal from detention and place him on parole
runSet animals loose to graze
unchainmake free
unspellRelease from a spell
Oppositeconfine, detaindeprive of freedom
Spanishliberar, libertar, redimir, soltar
Catalanalliberar, deslliurar, redimir
Nounsfreepeople who are free
freeingthe act of liberating someone or something
English > free: 22 senses > verb 2, possession
Meaningrelieve from.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody of something
Synonymsrid, disembarrass
Narrowercleansepurge of an ideology / ideology, bad thoughts, or sins
clearClear from impurities, blemishes, pollution, etc.
disembodyFree from a body or physical form or reality
disinfestRid of vermin
relieveFree from a burden, evil, or distress
smooth, smooth outFree from obstructions
Spanishliberarse, librarse, librar
Catalanalliberar-se, alliberar, deslliurar-se, deslliurar, eliminar, lliurar
English > free: 22 senses > verb 3, contact
MeaningRemove or force out from a position.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP
Example "He finally could free the legs of the earthquake victim who was buried in the rubble"
Synonymdislodge
Broaderremove, take, take away, withdrawRemove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
Oppositelodge, wedge, stick, depositPut, fix, force, or implant
Spanishdesalojar
English > free: 22 senses > verb 4, social
Meaninggrant relief or an exemption from a rule or requirement to.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody PP
Synonymsexempt, relieve
NarrowerderegulateLift the regulations on
derestrictmake free from restrictions
dispensegrant a dispensation
forgiveabsolve from payment
sparesave or relieve from an experience or action
Oppositeenforce, implement, applyensure observance of laws and rules
Spanishexonerar, liberar
Catalanalleugerir, alliberar, deslliurar
English > free: 22 senses > verb 5, social
Meaningmake (information) available for publication.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymrelease
NarrowerdeclassifyLift the restriction on and make available again
Broaderissue, supplycirculate or distribute or equip with
Spanishlanzar, liberar
English > free: 22 senses > verb 6, social
MeaningFree from obligations or duties.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Synonymdischarge
NarrowercashierDischarge with dishonor, as in the army
clearFree from payment of customs duties, as of a shipment
cutDischarge from a group
disinvolve, disembroil, disentangleFree from involvement or entanglement
divest, disinvestdeprive of status or authority
liberate, set freegrant freedom to
take over, relieveFree someone temporarily from his or her obligations
Spanishdescargar, liberar
Catalanalliberar, descarregar
Nounsfreeingthe act of liberating someone or something
English > free: 22 senses > verb 7, contact
MeaningFree or remove obstruction from.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"free a path across the cluttered floor"
Synonymdisengage
Narrowerdig outdig out from underneath earth or snow
extricate, untangle, disentangle, disencumberRelease from entanglement of difficulty
unclogBecome or cause to become unobstructed
unstuff, loosen upCause to become unblocked
Oppositeobstruct, obturate, impede, occlude, jam, block, close upBlock passage through
Spanishdesprender, liberar
Catalanalliberar
English > free: 22 senses > verb 8, communication
Meaninglet off the hook.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody of something
Synonymabsolve
Narrowerexcuse, relieve, let off, exemptgrant exemption or release to
justify(used of God) declare innocent
wash one's handsTo absolve oneself of responsibility or future blame
Broaderforgivestop blaming or grant forgiveness
Oppositeblame, faultput or pin the blame on
Spanishabsolver, eximir, justificar, liberar
Catalanabsoldre, alliberar, deslliurar, perdonar
English > free: 22 senses > verb 9, possession
MeaningPart with a possession or right.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something to somebody
Synonymsrelease, relinquish, resign, give up
NarrowerderequisitionRelease from government control
sacrifice, giveendure the loss of
Broaderpass, hand, reach, pass on, turn over, giveplace into the hands or custody of
Spanishliberar, renunciar
Catalanalliberar, deslliurar, renunciar
English > free: 22 senses > verb 10, creation
MeaningRelease (gas or energy) as a result of a chemical reaction or physical decomposition.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsrelease, liberate
Categorychemistry, chemical scienceThe science of matter
Broadergenerate, bring forthBring into existence
English > free: 22 senses > verb 11, change
Meaningmake (assets) available.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsunblock, unfreeze, release
Broaderissue, supplycirculate or distribute or equip with
Oppositefreeze, block, immobilize, immobiliseprohibit the conversion or use of (assets)
Spanishdesbloquear, descongelar, divulgar, liberar, soltar
Catalandesbloquejar, divulgar

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