what does the word FREE means?
April 10, 2007 3:51am CST
ya it is a word that has many meanings. free means no amount to be paid. free means without restraint. free means having your own freedom. free means to have no obligations or duties from something. free really has many meaning but what is it to you? Is it something worth keeping or what? do you want it? do you have it???
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10 Apr 07
Frredom for me is only word to live for. Freedom is everything for me, it can be in any field. I have meaning of word free in general ---1. enjoying personal rights or liberty, as a person who is not in slavery: a land of free people. 2. pertaining to or reserved for those who enjoy personal liberty: They were thankful to be living on free soil. 3. existing under, characterized by, or possessing civil and political liberties that are, as a rule, constitutionally guaranteed by representative government: the free nations of the world. 4. enjoying political autonomy, as a people or country not under foreign rule; independent. 5. exempt from external authority, interference, restriction, etc., as a person or one's will, thought, choice, action, etc.; independent; unrestricted. 6. able to do something at will; at liberty: free to choose. 7. clear of obstructions or obstacles, as a road or corridor: The highway is now free of fallen rock. 8. not occupied or in use: I'll try to phone her again if the line is free. 9. exempt or released from something specified that controls, restrains, burdens, etc. (usually fol. by from or of): free from worry; free of taxes. 10. having immunity or being safe (usually fol. by from): free from danger. 11. provided without, or not subject to, a charge or payment: free parking; a free sample. 12. given without consideration of a return or reward: a free offer of legal advice. 13. unimpeded, as motion or movement; easy, firm, or swift. 14. not held fast; loose; unattached: to get one's arm free. 15. not joined to or in contact with something else: The free end of the cantilever sagged. 16. acting without self-restraint or reserve: to be too free with one's tongue. 17. ready or generous in giving; liberal; lavish: to be free with one's advice. 18. given readily or in profusion; unstinted. 19. frank and open; unconstrained, unceremonious, or familiar. 20. unrestrained by decency; loose or licentious: free behavior. 21. not subject to special regulations, restrictions, duties, etc.: The ship was given free passage. 22. of, pertaining to, or characterized by free enterprise: a free economy. 23. that may be used by or is open to all: a free market. 24. engaged in by all present; general: a free fight. 25. not literal, as a translation, adaptation, or the like; loose. 26. uncombined chemically: free oxygen. 27. traveling without power; under no force except that of gravity or inertia: free flight. 28. Phonetics. (of a vowel) situated in an open syllable (opposed to checked). 29. at liberty to enter and enjoy at will (usually fol. by of): to be free of a friend's house. 30. not subject to rules, set forms, etc.: The young students had an hour of free play between classes. 31. easily worked, as stone, land, etc. 32. Mathematics. (of a vector) having specified magnitude and direction but no specified initial point. Compare bound1 (def. 9). 33. Also, large. Nautical. (of a wind) nearly on the quarter, so that a sailing vessel may sail free. 34. not containing a specified substance (often used in combination): a sugar-free soft drink. 35. (of a linguistic form) occurring as an independent construction, without necessary combination with other forms, as most words. Compare bound1 (def. 11). 36. without cost, payment, or charge. –adverb 37. in a free manner; freely. 38. Nautical. away from the wind, so that a sailing vessel need not be close-hauled: running free. verb (used with object) 39. to make free; set at liberty; release from bondage, imprisonment, or restraint. 40. to exempt or deliver (usually fol. by from). 41. to relieve or rid (usually fol. by of): to free oneself of responsibility. 42. to disengage; clear (usually fol. by from or of). —Verb phrase43. free up, a. to release, as from restrictions: Congress voted to free up funds for the new highway system. b. to disentangle: It took an hour to free up the traffic jam. —Idioms44. for free, Informal. without charge: The tailor mended my jacket for free. 45. free and clear, Law. without any encumbrance, as a lien or mortgage: They owned their house free and clear. 46. free and easy, a. unrestrained; casual; informal. b. excessively or inappropriately casual; presumptuous. 47. set free, to release; liberate; free: The prisoners were set free. 48. with a free hand, generously; freely; openhandedly: He entertains visitors with a free hand. 49. make free with, a. to use as one's own; help oneself to: If you make free with their alcoh*l, you won't be invited again. b. to treat with too much familiarity; take liberties with.
10 Apr 07
free is a word that is used too loosely. love is free? Then how come you get mad when your loved one doesn't do what you want? Your love comes with a price? Your food is free? I bet someone had to pay for it, if it was not you then the grocer if not the grocer then the farmer who paid for the seed and the labour etc. Your country is free? How many soldiers lives were taken to make it free?
• United States
10 Apr 07
What an excellent discussion question. To me, the word free has SO many different meanings. Often, none of them come without a price though. Is anything truely for free? I don't think so. I wish I could be free in the sense that I could go off and travel and live life without the everyday responsibilities and stressers, but that will never happen!LOL!
• United States
10 Apr 07
yes it is worth a lot to me and yes i have it I live in a great country where i am free to say what I feel to live how i wish and even to worship in my own way without anyone dictating to me !what more could anyone want This is the USA and i wouldnt want to live anywhere else!
10 Apr 07
Being free remains such only when it is combined with responsibility and achievement throught it. Ultimately,i think being free means to be able to make my own decisions without them being violated and yet at the same time being able to compromise in times when needed.
11 Apr 07
FREE to me means Friends forEvEr. I value my friends, and hope we remain friends forever, generation after generation. It may be a dream, but FREE is definitely a blessing to have and worth keeping no matter what. It is worthless and valuable, free from constraints, free from obligations and full freedom to love unconditionally.
11 Apr 07
Free meaning nothing to do,also free for me means independent,to do what I want do,when I want. Really very few of us are free mean few of us have a time. We are constrained by outside influences our whole lives,people who fight for their freedom are often labelled as anarchists by those who prefer to conform. A free person might be seen by others as a savage or a recluse. I am not sure anyone in the world is truly free, cause of we still have a duty and resposibility what we have done here.
11 Apr 07
The word free has alote of meanings. but i think that the more important thing, is how i define it and what part does that word has an influance on my life. Free, to me, is the ability to feel that i can do anything i want, whenever i want to do it. It always begins in my head, that means that i have to feel that my world is a world i choose, and that my mind is free to imagine, invent and plan a way to succeed in whatever i believe in. and then it continues in my life daily doings, i will always choose to live in a place that i want and the people that i choose to surround me are always people, that can give me space and have the same deinition for the word free, like i do.