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free  


      adj  
1    buckshee     (Brit. slang)   complimentary, for free     (informal)   for nothing, free of charge, gratis, gratuitous, on the house, unpaid, without charge  
2    at large, at liberty, footloose, independent, liberated, loose, off the hook     (slang)   on the loose, uncommitted, unconstrained, unengaged, unfettered, unrestrained  
3    able, allowed, clear, disengaged, loose, open, permitted, unattached, unengaged, unhampered, unimpeded, unobstructed, unregulated, unrestricted, untrammelled  
4      (with)       of   above, beyond, deficient in, devoid of, exempt from, immune to, lacking (in), not liable to, safe from, sans     (archaic)   unaffected by, unencumbered by, untouched by, without  
5    autarchic, autonomous, democratic, emancipated, independent, self-governing, self-ruling, sovereign  
6    at leisure, available, empty, extra, idle, not tied down, spare, unemployed, uninhabited, unoccupied, unused, vacant  
7    casual, easy, familiar, forward, frank, free and easy, informal, laid-back     (informal)   lax, liberal, loose, natural, open, relaxed, spontaneous, unbidden, unceremonious, unconstrained, unforced, uninhibited  
8    big     (informal)   bounteous, bountiful, charitable, eager, generous, hospitable, lavish, liberal, munificent, open-handed, prodigal, unsparing, unstinting, willing  
9    free and easy      casual, easy-going, informal, laid-back     (informal)   lax, lenient, liberal, relaxed, tolerant, unceremonious  
      adv  
10    at no cost, for love, gratis, without charge  
11    abundantly, copiously, freely, idly, loosely  
      vb  
12    deliver, discharge, disenthrall, emancipate, let go, let out, liberate, loose, manumit, release, set at liberty, set free, turn loose, unbridle, uncage, unchain, unfetter, unleash, untie  
13    clear, cut loose, deliver, disengage, disentangle, exempt, extricate, ransom, redeem, relieve, rescue, rid, unburden, undo, unshackle  
  
Antonyms     
  
2 & 3    bound, captive, confined, dependent, fettered, immured, incarcerated, occupied, restrained, restricted, secured  
7    constrained, formal, official, stiff, unnatural  
8    close, mean, mingy     (informal)   stingy, tight, ungenerous  
12 & 13    confine, imprison, incarcerate, inhibit, limit, restrain, restrict, straiten  


free-for-all     
affray     (Law)   bagarre, brawl, donnybrook, dust-up     (informal)   fight, fracas, melee or mêlée, riot, row, scrimmage, shindig     (informal)   shindy     (informal)  
free hand  
      n   authority, blank cheque, carte blanche, discretion, freedom, latitude, liberty, scope  
scot-free     
clear, safe, scatheless     (archaic)   undamaged, unharmed, unhurt, uninjured, unpunished, unscathed, without a scratch  
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Collaborative Dictionary     English Thesaurus
n.
installation of programs on a computer without the user's explicit consent or aknowledgement
[Comp.]
n.
buy one, get one free
It's a common form of sales promotion. This marketing technique is universally known in the marketing industry by the acronym BOGOF.
n.
free time spent taking care also of work-related tasks
formed based on "work" and "leisure"
n.
Free On Board: A legal term meaning that when the seller loads merchandise for transportation, he bears full responsibility for it but if the merchandise is later lost or harmed, the buyer suffers the loss.
n.
1. using copyright law to make a piece of work freely available and allowing its free distribution and modification (as long as its derivate versions follow the same copyright rules)
adj.
refers to a product or service whose design, blueprint or code is free to use and modify
Examples of open source projects: Linux, Mozzila Firefox (softwares); DIY open drones (drone design), arduino (electronics)
det.
Legal exclusive right of a person in pure virtual property which he can dispose of with its free will.
[Tech.];[Leg.] Legal exclusive right of a person in pure virtual property which he can dispose of with its free will.

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