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freelance

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noun free·lance \ˈfrē-ˌlan(t)s\

Definition of freelance

  1. 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. 2 :  a person who pursues a profession without a long-term commitment to any one employer



1820

First Known Use of freelance

1820


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freelance

adjective free·lance

Simple Definition of freelance

  • : 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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of freelance

  1. 1 a :  of, relating to, or being a freelance :  independent <a freelance writer> b :  done by a freelance <freelance reviewing>

  2. 2 :  not sponsored by an organization <freelance terrorists>

freelance adverb

Examples of freelance in a sentence

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



1901

First Known Use of freelance

1901


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freelance

verb free·lance

Definition of freelance

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to act or work as a freelance

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to produce as a freelance <freelancing magazine articles>



1902

First Known Use of freelance

1902



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