free - definition and synonyms


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  1. 1
    without paying any money

    We got in free.

    for free:

    You can’t get anything for free in this world.

    free of charge:

    Children can stay free of charge.

  2. 2
    out of a fixed position, or out of a place where you are being kept

    I wriggled one hand free from his grasp.

    break free:

    The prisoner suddenly broke free and ran towards the car.

  3. 3
    without being controlled or stopped

    dogs running free in the streets

    go/walk free (=not be put in prison):

    She is appalled that her kidnappers have walked free.