freelance


1free·lance

noun \ˈfrē-ˌlan(t)s\

Definition of FREELANCE

1
a usually free lance :  a mercenary soldier especially of the Middle Ages :  condottiere
b :  a person who acts independently without being affiliated with or authorized by an organization
2
:  a person who pursues a profession without a long-term commitment to any one employer

First Known Use of FREELANCE

1820

Other Business Terms

amortize, caveat emptor, clearinghouse, divest, due diligence, emolument, green-collar, marque, overhead, perquisite

2freelance

adjective

: earning money by being hired to work on different jobs for short periods of time rather than by having a permanent job with one employer; also : done or produced by a freelance worker

Full Definition of FREELANCE

1
a :  of, relating to, or being a freelance :  independent <a freelance writer>
b :  done by a freelance <freelance reviewing>
2
:  not sponsored by an organization <freelance terrorists>
freelance adverb

Examples of FREELANCE

  1. I wrote a freelance article for a nature magazine.

First Known Use of FREELANCE

1901

Other Business Terms

amortize, caveat emptor, clearinghouse, divest, due diligence, emolument, green-collar, marque, overhead, perquisite

3freelance

verb

Definition of FREELANCE

intransitive verb
:  to act or work as a freelance
transitive verb
:  to produce as a freelance <freelancing magazine articles>

First Known Use of FREELANCE

1902

Other Business Terms

amortize, caveat emptor, clearinghouse, divest, due diligence, emolument, green-collar, marque, overhead, perquisite

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