Meaning of “freedom” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun us uk /ˈfriːdəm/
Extra Examples
Most of us take our freedom for granted.He left his native country in pursuit of freedom.The party stands for low taxes and individual freedom.They are fighting for their freedom.Politicians talk about defending freedom and democracy.
RIGHT [ C, U ]

B2 the right to live in the way you want, say what you think, and make your own decisions without being controlled by anyone else:

religious freedom
freedom of choice/speech
[ + to do sth ] You have the freedom to do what you want to do.
freedom from sth

a situation in which you are not suffering because of something unpleasant or harmful:

freedom from fear/poverty

a situation in which someone is no longer a prisoner

(Definition of “freedom” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)