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Living, just by itself—what a dirge that is! Life is a classroom and Boredom's the usher, there all the time to spy on you; whatever happens, you've got to look as if you were awfully busy all the time doing something that's terribly exciting—or he'll come along and nibble your brain.
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English

Etymology

Middle English fre < Old English frēo.

Pronunciation

Adjective

free (comparative freer, superlative freest)

Positive
free

Comparative
freer

Superlative
freest

  1. Not imprisoned or enslaved.
    a free man
  2. Obtainable without payment.
    All drinks are free
  3. Unconstrained.
    He was given free rein to do whatever he wanted
  4. (mathematics) Unconstrained.
    The free group on three generators
  5. Unobstructed, without blockages.
    the drain was free
  6. Not in use
    go sit on this chair, it's free
  7. Without obligations.
    free time
  8. (software) With very few limitations on distribution or improvement compared to proprietary software.
    free software
  9. Without; not containing (what is specified).
    We had a wholesome, filling meal, free of meat
  10. (programming) Of identifiers, not bound.
  11. (mycology) Not attached to the stipe.
    In this group of mushrooms, the gills are free.

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Adverb

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Positive
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Comparative
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Superlative
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  1. Causing (something or someone) to become free of constraints or restrictions.
  2. (informal) Without needing to pay.
    I got this bike free.

Synonyms

  • (causing to become free of constrains or restrictions):
  • (informal, without needing to pay):: for free, for nothing

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Verb

Infinitive
to free

Third person singular
free

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
d

to free (third-person singular simple present free, present participle d, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To make free; set at liberty; release; rid of that which confines, limits, embarrasses, or oppresses.

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Noun

Singular
free

Plural
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  1. (Australian rules football) Abbreviation of free kick.
    2006: Whether deserved or not, the free gave Cresswell the chance to cover himself in glory with a shot on goal after the siren. [1]

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