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1. General: (1) Costing nothing in terms of money, such as a free service. (2) Having legal and political rights that confer civil and political liberties, such as a free citizen. (3) Independent, not subject to the commands, constraints, or domination of another, such as a free country.
2. Purchasing: Pricing inclusive of delivery charges up to a named point, such as in 'free on board.'
3. Economics: Characterized by choice and not by constraint or external control, such as a free market.
4. Law: Unencumbered or unburdened, such as a free property.

Use 'free' in a Sentence

Someone was offering free baby clothes in an attempt to give them to someone in need as their baby had already outgrown them and they no longer needed them.
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There is no such thing as a free lunch was the first lesson I learned in economics class in business school
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The cereal I like is "buy one get one free" at the other supermarket, so I think I will go there too.
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Notable Quotable

There Ain't No Such Thing as a Free Lunch
""TANSTAAFL" is the term coined by Robert Heinlein in his 1966 book, "The Moon is a Harsh Mistress." Whenever anybody that you do not know offers you something free, that is most likely because they want something in return. Therefore, be wary of the email solicitations claiming that you are a winner of a random lottery or those emails where somebody is trying to give you money but needs your bank account number. After all, "There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch.""
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