[ adjective ] able to act at will; not hampered; not under compulsion or restraint
"free enterprise" "a free port" "a free country" "I have an hour free" "free will" "free of racism" "feel free to stay as long as you wish" "a free choice"
Used in print(Bonnie Prudden, "The Dancer and the Gymnast"...)
The backbend is of extreme importance to any form of free gymnastics , and , as with all acrobatics , the sooner begun the better the results .(Frank Oppenheimer, "Science and Fear-- A Discussion...)
Yet often fear persists because , even with the most rigid ritual , one is never quite free from the uneasy feeling that one might make some mistake or that in every previous execution one had been unaware of the really decisive act .(A. N. Nagaraj and L. M. Black, "Localization of...)
The precipitate was washed twice with an 80 % saturated solution of * * f , dissolved in a small quantity of 0.1 M neutral phosphate buffer , dialyzed against cold distilled_water till free from ammonium_ions , and lyophilized using liquid_nitrogen .(R. P. Jerrard, "Inscribed squares in plane curves"...)
As s increases we consider the two free corner points of the square , **f and **f , adjacent to P and Q respectively .
We erect a square with PQ as a side and with free corners **f and **f adjacent to P and Q respectively .
[ verb ] grant freedom to; free from confinement
Used in print(John Michael Ray, "Rhode Island's Reactions...)
In her letter to John_Brown , `` E._B. '' , the Quakeress from Newport , had suggested that the American people owed more honor to John_Brown for seeking to free the slaves than they did to George_Washington .(Robert Penn Warren, Wilderness....)
The figure stopped and one hand was perilously freed from the hamper to scratch the nose .
[ adjective ] (chemistry and physics) unconstrained or not chemically bound in a molecule or not fixed and capable of relatively unrestricted motion
"free expansion" "free oxygen" "a free electron"
Used in print(Jay C. Harris and John R. Van Wazer, "Detergent...)
The crude picture of the detergency process thus_far developed can be represented as : * * f The influence of mechanical action on the particles of free soil may be compared to that of kinetic_energy on a molecular scale .(Jacob Robbins et al., "The thyroid-stimulating...)
If tyrosine and a system generating hydrogen_peroxide are added to a cell-free homogenate of the thyroid , large quantities of free mono-iodotyrosine can be formed ( Alexander , 1959 ) .
In the thyroid_gland it appears that proteins ( chiefly thyroglobulin ) are iodinated and that free tyrosine and thyronine are not iodinated .
[ verb ] remove or force out from a position
"The dentist dislodged the piece of food that had been stuck under my gums" "He finally could free the legs of the earthquake victim who was buried in the rubble"
Used in print(Robert Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land....)
Part of the time saved was spent on a preliminary estimate for a long-distance plan to free bound oxygen in the sands of Mars to make the planet more friendly to future human generations .
[ verb ] relieve from
"Rid the house of pests"
Used in print(Selma Jeanne Cohen, "Avant-Garde Choreography"...)
If his dancers are sometimes made to look as if they might be creatures from Mars , this is consistent_with his intention of placing them in the orbit of another world , a world in_which they are freed of their pedestrian identities .
Though he is also concerned with freeing dance from pedestrian modes of activity , Merce_Cunningham has selected a very different method for achieving his aim .(Charles Glicksberg, "Sex in Contemporary Literature"...)
Jazz is the musical language of sex , the vocabulary of the orgasm ; indeed , it is maintained that the sexual element in jazz , by freeing the listener of his inhibitions , can have therapeutic value .
[ adjective ] not occupied or in use
"a free locker" "a free lane"
Used in print(Doris Miles Disney, Mrs. Meeker's Money....)
Mr._Hohlbein was out for the day , but Mr._Garth would be free at one-thirty .
[ adjective ] affording free passage or view
"a clear view" "a clear path to victory"
Used in print(James A. Ibers et al., "Proton magnetic resonance...)
This measurement was obtained by W._Blumberg of the University_of_California,Berkeley , by observing the breadth of the free induction decay signal .(Richard Ferber, Bitter Valley....)
She brought_up her free hand to hit him , but this time he was quicker .
[ adjective ] done by hand without mechanical aids or devices
"a freehand drawing"
Used in print(Irving Stone, The Agony and the Ecstasy....)
He started by making free sketches to loosen_up his thinking so_that images would appear on paper .
But at the end of the sitting , when Michelangelo showed him the quick , free drawings , with the mother roughed in , holding her son , the model grasped what Michelangelo was_after , and promised to speak_to his friends .
[ verb ] free or remove obstruction from
"free a path across the cluttered floor"
Used in print(Francis J. Johnston and John E. Willard, "The...)
It should be possible to free carbon_tetrachloride of any interfering substances by the usual purification methods followed by prechlorination prior to addition of radioactive chlorine .
[ verb ] free from obligations or duties
Used in print(Schubert Ogden, Christ Without Myth....)
It will be recalled from the discussion in Section 7 that the position of the `` right '' , as represented by Barth , rests_on the following thesis : The only tenable alternative to Bultmann 's position is a theology that ( 1 ) rejects or at_least qualifies his unconditioned demand for demythologization and existential interpretation ; ( 2 ) accepts instead a special biblical hermeneutics or method of interpretation ; and ( 3 ) in so doing , frees itself to give appropriate emphasis to the event Jesus_Christ by means of statements that , from Bultmann 's point_of_view , are mythological .
[ verb ] make (information) available publication
"release the list with the names of the prisoners"
Used in print(Morton A. Kaplan and Nicholas de B. Katzenbach,...)
To free the factors of production was a major objective of the rising bourgeoisie , and this objective required that governmental authority - administrative_officials and judges - be limited as precisely and explicitly as possible ; that old customs which inhibited trade be abrogated ; that business be free from governmental supervision and notions of morality which might clog the automatic adjustments of the free market ; that obligations of status that were inconsistent with the new politics and the new economics be done away with .
[ verb ] grant relief or an exemption from a rule or requirement to
"She exempted me from the exam"
Used in print(Gerald Green, The Heartless Light....)
The Skopas people seemed to him of that breed of human_beings whose insularity frees them from tragedy .
[ adjective ] of your own accord
"a free act of the will" "free choice"
Used in print(Brainard Cheney, "Christianity and the Tragic Vision-Ut...)
And he describes it as a balanced polarity between the notions of the free individual and what he called the fundamental_law .
[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 2951