NOT CONTROLLED › able to live, happen, or exist without being controlled by anyone or anything: free trade a free society [+ to do sth] People should be free to say what they think.
NO COST › not costing any money: a free sample of perfume Entry is free for children under 12. The unemployed get their prescriptions free of charge.
NOT A PRISONER › not in prison or in a cage: He opened the cage and set the birds free.
NOT BUSY › not busy doing anything: Are you free this evening? I don't have much free time.
NOT USED › not being used by anyone: Is this seat free?
free from/of sth › not containing or having anything harmful or unpleasant: a life free from pain → See also duty-free → See also a free hand → See also free rein → See also tax-free → See also toll-free