part of speech: adjective

inflections: freer, freest

definition 1: not held back or confined; not enslaved and not in prison.

  • The prisoner forgot what it was like to be free.

synonyms: at liberty, emancipated, liberated

antonyms: imprisoned

definition 2: having a type of government that is controlled by all the people and that gives rights to all the people.

  • The people of Canada live in a free nation.

synonyms: independent, self-governing, sovereign

definition 3: not under the control of another; independent.

  • You are free to do as you please.
  • A free press does not fear the government.

synonyms: independent, sovereign

antonyms: controlled

definition 4: not troubled by or worried about (usually followed by “of” or “from”).

  • We were on vacation and free of cares.

definition 5: not blocked.

  • The drain is now free.

synonyms: clear, open

definition 6: without cost.

  • That store gives a free balloon to every child.

synonyms: complimentary, on the house

definition 7: empty; not in use.

  • Is this seat free?

synonyms: available, vacant

antonyms: occupied

part of speech: adverb

inflections: freer, freest

definition: without cost.

  • Children ride free on this bus.


part of speech: verb

inflections: frees, freeing, freed

definition 1: to set loose; make free.

  • Jeremy freed the animal from the cage.

antonyms: capture, jail, restrain, seize, shut, take

definition 2: to clear or untangle.

  • Sarah freed the kite from the tree.

derivations: freely (adv.), freeness (n.)

Word Builder: free +

freely: in a free way.