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  1. free
  2. adjective


    • 1. without cost or payment:

      ladies were admitted free
      Synonym : without charge, free of charge, for nothing, complimentary, gratis, gratuitous, at no cost, for free, on the house
    • 2. with the sheets eased:

      I kept her off the wind and sailing free until I had all square forward


    • combining form

      free of or from:
    • adjective

      able to act or be done as one wishes; not under the control of another:

      able or permitted to take a specified action:

    • adverb

      without cost or payment:

      with the sheets eased:

    • verb

      release from confinement or slavery:

      release from physical obstruction or restraint:

    • combining form

      free of or from:
    • adjective

      not attached to anything and able to move freely:

      not assigned to a fixed or particular position, category, or level:

    • adjective

      (of a place or situation) where no illegal drugs are used or available:

      (of a medical procedure or treatment) involving no administration of drugs:

    • noun

      (before the Civil War) a state of the US in which slavery was illegal.

      a name for Maryland

    • noun

      the mental process by which one word or image may spontaneously suggest another without any apparent connection.

      a psychoanalytic technique for investigation of the unconscious mind, in which a relaxed subject reports all passing thoughts without reservation.

    • noun

      downward movement under the force of gravity only:

      the movement of a spacecraft in space without thrust from the engines.

    • verb

      move under the force of gravity only; fall rapidly:
    • adjective

      exempt from payment of duty:

      (of a shop or area) selling or trading in goods that are exempt from payment of duty:

    • noun

      goods that are exempt from payment of duty:
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