Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Free-denizen transitive verb To make free. [ R.]
Free-hand adjective Done by the hand, without support, or the guidance of instruments; as, free- hand drawing. See under Drawing .
Free-handed adjective Open-handed; liberal.
Free-hearted adjective Open; frank; unreserved; liberal; generous; as, free-hearted mirth. -- Free"-heart`ed*ly , adverb -- Free"-heart`ed*ness , noun
Free-liver noun One who gratifies his appetites without stint; one given to indulgence in eating and drinking.
Free-living noun Unrestrained indulgence of the appetites.
Free-love noun The doctrine or practice of consorting with the opposite sex, at pleasure, without marriage.
Free-lover noun One who believes in or practices free-love.
Free-martin noun (Zoology) An imperfect female calf, twinborn with a male.
Free-milling adjective Yielding free gold or silver; -- said of certain ores which can be reduced by crushing and amalgamation, without roasting or other chemical treatment. Raymond.
Free-minded adjective Not perplexed; having a mind free from care. Bacon.
Free-soil adjective Pertaining to, or advocating, the non-extension of slavery; -- esp. applied to a party which was active during the period 1846-1856. [ U.S.] -- Free"soil`er noun [ U.S.] -- Free"- soil`ism noun [ U.S.]
Free-spoken adjective Accustomed to speak without reserve. Bacon. -- Free"-spo`ken-ness , noun
Free-swimming adjective (Zoology) Swimming in the open sea; -- said of certain marine animals.
Free-tongued adjective Speaking without reserve. Bp. Hall.
Freebooting noun Robbery; plunder; a pillaging.
Freebooting adjective Acting the freebooter; practicing freebootery; robbing.
Your freebooting acquaintance. Sir W. Scott.
Freebooty noun Freebootery. [ Obsolete]
Freeborn adjective Born free; not born in vassalage; inheriting freedom.
; plural Freedmen A man who has been a slave, and has been set free.
[ Anglo-Saxon freódōm
free + - dom
. See Free
, and -dom
.] 1. The state of being free; exemption from the power and control of another; liberty; independence.
Made captive, yet deserving freedom more. Milton. 2. Privileges; franchises; immunities.
Your charter and your caty's freedom . Shak. 3. Exemption from necessity, in choise and action; as, the freedom of the will. 4. Ease; facility; as, he speaks or acts with freedom . 5. Frankness; openness; unreservedness.
I emboldened spake and freedom used. Milton. 6. Improper familiarity; violation of the rules of decorum; license. 7. Generosity; liberality.
[ Obsolete] Chaucer. Freedom fine
, a sum paid on entry to incorporations of trades.
-- Freedom of the city
, the possession of the rights and privileges of a freeman of the city; formerly often, and now occasionally, conferred on one not a resident, as a mark of honorary distinction for public services. Syn.
-- See Liberty
[ Obsolete] See Fridstol .
Freehold noun (LAw) An estate in real property, of inheritance (in fee simple or fee tail) or for life; or the tenure by which such estate is held. Kent. Burrill. To abate into a freehold
. See under Abate .
Freeholder noun (Law) The possessor of a freehold.
Freelte noun Frailty. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.
[ Anglo-Saxon freólice
.] In a free manner; without restraint or compulsion; abundantly; gratuitously.
Of every tree of the garden thou mayst freely eat. Gen. ii. 16.
Freely ye have received, freely give. Matt. x. 8.
Freely they stood who stood, and fell who fell. Milton.
Freely we serve Milton. Syn.
Because we freely love.
-- Independently; voluntarily; spontaneously; unconditionally; unobstructedly; willingly; readily; liberally; generously; bounteously; munificently; bountifully; abundantly; largely; copiously; plentifully; plenteously.
; plural Freemen
. [ Anglo-Saxon freóman
free + mann
man.] 1. One who enjoys liberty, or who is not subject to the will of another; one not a slave or vassal. 2. A member of a corporation, company, or city, possessing certain privileges; a member of a borough, town, or State, who has the right to vote at elections. See Liveryman . Burrill.
Both having been made freemen on the same day. Addison.
Freemason noun One of an ancient and secret association or fraternity, said to have been at first composed of masons or builders in stone, but now consisting of persons who are united for social enjoyment and mutual assistance.
Freemasonic adjective Pertaining to, or resembling, the institutions or the practices of freemasons; as, a freemasonic signal.
Freemasonry noun The institutions or the practices of freemasons.
Freeness noun The state or quality of being free; freedom; liberty; openness; liberality; gratuitousness.
Freer noun One who frees, or sets free.
Freestone noun A stone composed of sand or grit; -- so called because it is easily cut or wrought.
Freestone adjective Having the flesh readily separating from the stone, as in certain kinds of peaches.
Freethinker noun One who speculates or forms opinions independently of the authority of others; esp., in the sphere or religion, one who forms opinions independently of the authority of revelation or of the church; an unbeliever; -- a term assumed by deists and skeptics in the eighteenth century.
Atheist is an old-fashioned word: I'm a freethinker , child. Addison. Syn.
-- Infidel; skeptic; unbeliever. See Infidel
Freethinking noun Undue boldness of speculation; unbelief. Berkeley. -- adjective Exhibiting undue boldness of speculation; skeptical.
Freewheel noun (Machinery) A clutch fitted in the rear hub of a cycle, which engages the rear sprocket with the rear wheel when the pedals are rotated forwards, but permits the rear wheel to run on free from the rear sprocket when the pedals are stopped or rotated backwards. Freewheelcycles are usually fitted with hub brakes or rim brakes, operated by back pedaling.
Freewheel intransitive verb
1. (a) Of a freewheel cycle, to run on while the pedals are held still. (b) Of a person, to ride a cycle of this manner. To ride a freewheel cycle. 2. (Machinery) To operate like a freewheel, so that one part moves freely over another which normally moves with it; -- said of a clutch.
Freewill adjective Of or pertaining to free will; voluntary; spontaneous; as, a freewill offering. Freewill Baptists
. See under Baptist .
Freezable adjective Capable of being frozen.
Freeze noun (Architecture) A frieze. [ Obsolete]
Freeze intransitive verb
[ imperfect Froze
; past participle Frozen
; present participle & verbal noun Freezing
.] [ Middle English fresen
, Anglo-Saxon freósan
; akin to Dutch vriezen
, Old High German iosan
, German frieren
, Icelandic frjsa
, Swedish frysa
, Danish fryse
, Goth. frius
cold, frost, and probably to Latin prurire
to itch, English prurient
, confer Latin prna
a burning coal, pruina
hoarfrost, Sanskrit prushvā
to spirt. ... 18. Confer Frost
.] 1. To become congealed by cold; to be changed from a liquid to a solid state by the abstraction of heat; to be hardened into ice or a like solid body.
» Water freezes
at 32Â° above zero by Fahrenheit's thermometer; mercury freezes
at 40Â° below zero. 2. To become chilled with cold, or as with cold; to suffer loss of animation or life by lack of heat; as, the blood freezes in the veins. To freeze up
(Fig.), to become formal and cold in demeanor.
Freeze transitive verb 1. To congeal; to harden into ice; to convert from a fluid to a solid form by cold, or abstraction of heat. 2. To cause loss of animation or life in, from lack of heat; to give the sensation of cold to; to chill.
A faint, cold fear runs through my veins, Shak.
That almost freezes up the heat of life.
Freeze noun The act of congealing, or the state of being congealed. [ Colloq.]
Freeze transitive verb
-- To freeze out
, to drive out or exclude by cold or by cold treatment; to force to withdraw; as, to be frozen out of one's room in winter; to freeze out a competitor.
A railroad which had a London connection must not be allowed to freeze out one that had no such connection. A. T. Hadley.
It is sometimes a long time before a player who is frozen out can get into a game again. R. F. Foster.
Freezer noun One who, or that which, cools or freezes, as a refrigerator, or the tub and can used in the process of freezing ice cream.
Freezing adjective Tending to freeze; for freezing; hence, cold or distant in manner.
, adverb Freezing machine
. See Ice machine , under Ice .
-- Freezing mixture
, a mixture (of salt and snow or of chemical salts) for producing intense cold.
-- Freezing point
, that degree of a thermometer at which a fluid begins to freeze; -- applied particularly to water, whose freezing point is at 32Â° Fahr., and at 0Â° Centigrade.
Freieslebenite noun [ Named after the German chemist Freiesleben .] A sulphide of antimony, lead, and silver, occuring in monoclinic crystals.