1. (superl.) Exempt from subjection to the will of others; not under restraint, control, or compulsion; able to follow one's own impulses, desires, or inclinations; determining one's own course of action; not dependent; at liberty.

2. (superl.) Not under an arbitrary or despotic government; subject only to fixed laws regularly and fairly administered, and defended by them from encroachments upon natural or acquired rights; enjoying political liberty.

3. (superl.) Liberated, by arriving at a certain age, from the control of parents, guardian, or master.

4. (superl.) Not confined or imprisoned; released from arrest; liberated; at liberty to go.

5. (superl.) Not subjected to the laws of physical necessity; capable of voluntary activity; endowed with moral liberty; -- said of the will.

6. (superl.) Clear of offense or crime; guiltless; innocent.

7. (superl.) Unconstrained by timidity or distrust; unreserved; ingenuous; frank; familiar; communicative.

8. (superl.) Unrestrained; immoderate; lavish; licentious; -- used in a bad sense.

9. (superl.) Not close or parsimonious; liberal; open-handed; lavish; as, free with his money.

10. (superl.) Exempt; clear; released; liberated; not encumbered or troubled with; as, free from pain; free from a burden; -- followed by from, or, rarely, by of.

11. (superl.) Characteristic of one acting without restraint; charming; easy.

12. (superl.) Ready; eager; acting without spurring or whipping; spirited; as, a free horse.

13. (superl.) Invested with a particular freedom or franchise; enjoying certain immunities or privileges; admitted to special rights; -- followed by of.

14. (superl.) Thrown open, or made accessible, to all; to be enjoyed without limitations; unrestricted; not obstructed, engrossed, or appropriated; open; -- said of a thing to be possessed or enjoyed; as, a free school.

15. (superl.) Not gained by importunity or purchase; gratuitous; spontaneous; as, free admission; a free gift.

16. (superl.) Not arbitrary or despotic; assuring liberty; defending individual rights against encroachment by any person or class; instituted by a free people; -- said of a government, institutions, etc.

17. (superl.) Certain or honorable; the opposite of base; as, free service.

18. (superl.) Privileged or individual; the opposite of common; as, a free fishery; a free warren.

19. (superl.) Not united or combined with anything else; separated; dissevered; unattached; at liberty to escape; as, free carbonic acid gas; free cells.

20. (adv.) Freely; willingly.

21. (adv.) Without charge; as, children admitted free.

22. (v.) To make free; to set at liberty; to rid of that which confines, limits, embarrasses, oppresses, etc.; to release; to disengage; to clear; -- followed by from, and sometimes by off; as, to free a captive or a slave; to be freed of these inconveniences.

23. (v.) To remove, as something that confines or bars; to relieve from the constraint of.

24. (v.) To frank.

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