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  • free — adj Free, independent, sovereign, autonomous, autarchic, autarkic are comparable when they mean not subject to the rule or control of another. The same differences in implications and connotations are found in their corresponding nouns freedom,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • free — [frē] adj. freer, freest [ME fre < OE freo, not in bondage, noble, glad, illustrious, akin to Ger frei, Du vrij < IE base * prei , to be fond of, hold dear > FRIEND, Sans priyá , dear, desired] 1. a) not under the control of some other… …   English World dictionary

  • free — I. adjective (freer; freest) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English frēo; akin to Old High German frī free, Welsh rhydd, Sanskrit priya own, dear Date: before 12th century 1. a. having the legal and political rights of a citizen b. enjoying… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • free — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. at liberty, unrestrained; exempt; gratuitous, free of charge; lavish, profuse. v. t. unfetter, release; rid [of] (see ejection). See freedom, exemption, nonpayment, liberality. II (Roget s IV) modif …   English dictionary for students

  • free — [[t]fri[/t]] adj. fre•er, fre•est, 1) gov enjoying personal rights or liberty, as one who is not in slavery or confinement 2) gov pertaining to or reserved for those who enjoy personal liberty: living on free soil[/ex] 3) gov existing under,… …   From formal English to slang

  • Free range — is a method of farming husbandry where the animals are allowed to roam freely instead of being contained in any manner. The term is used in two senses that do not overlap completely: as a farmer centric description of husbandry methods, and as a… …   Wikipedia

  • Free-range eggs — The main difference between free range and factory farmed eggs is that the birds are permitted to roam freely within the farmyard and only kept in sheds or henhouses at night. However, not all countries have legal standards defining what free… …   Wikipedia

  • To get free — Get Get (g[e^]t), v. i. 1. To make acquisition; to gain; to profit; to receive accessions; to be increased. [1913 Webster] We mourn, France smiles; we lose, they daily get. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To arrive at, or bring one s self into, a state,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To set free — Set Set (s[e^]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Set}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Setting}.] [OE. setten, AS. setton; akin to OS. settian, OFries. setta, D. zetten, OHG. sezzen, G. setzen, Icel. setja, Sw. s[ a]tta, Dan. s?tte, Goth. satjan; causative from the root… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Out from — Out Out (out), adv. [OE. out, ut, oute, ute, AS. [=u]t, and [=u]te, [=u]tan, fr. [=u]t; akin to D. uit, OS. [=u]t, G. aus, OHG. [=u]z, Icel. [=u]t, Sw. ut, Dan. ud, Goth. ut, Skr. ud. [root]198. Cf. {About}, {But}, prep., {Carouse}, {Utter}, a.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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