Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “freelance”

freelance

adverb     /ˈfriːlɑːns/ US   /ˈfriːlæns/ WORKPLACE
if you work freelance, you work for yourself and do projects with different companies rather than being a company employee: She set up her own editorial business and now works freelance from home. After ten years in corporate advertising he decided to go freelance.
(Definition of freelance adverb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of freelance

Word of the Day

closeness

the quality of knowing someone very well, liking them a lot, and wanting to spend a lot of time together

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More