: allowed to range and forage with relative freedom
free-range chickens
also : of, relating to, or produced by free-range animals
free-range eggs

Examples of free-range in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The merino wool, which is sourced from free-range sheep in New Zealand, delivers ample warmth for a base layer and odor resistance and moisture-wicking capabilities. Kevin Brouillard, Travel + Leisure, 29 Aug. 2023 The market features local farmers, seasonal produce, free-range meats, pastries, eggs, honey, maple syrup, tea, coffee, artisan breads, garden plants and more. Access Frostville via Columbia Road to Cedar Point Road or Lewis Road. Carol Kovach, cleveland, 21 Aug. 2023 If a helicopter parent is coupled with a free-range parent, the pair may benefit from working with a therapist or coach to create balance within the family. Caroline Silver, Parents, 17 Aug. 2023 Made with human-grade ingredients like free-range chicken and organic oats, this wholesome option guarantees your dog gets the best nutrients without any artificial additives or fillers. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 28 July 2023 Other menu items include marinated free-range chicken, chorizo porchetta and Faroe Islands salmon. Endia Fontanez, The Arizona Republic, 17 July 2023 That’s 17 chickens and ducks, five goats, two horses, five mini horses, a pony, donkey, cat, dog and Seyfried’s new favorite: a free-range hen who wanders into their house at night. Lane Florsheim, WSJ, 10 July 2023 That means using the highest quality local milk and local cream, free-range eggs, organic sugar, and even making salt from seawater. Lindsay Cohn, Travel + Leisure, 9 July 2023 These include attachment parenting, which starts from birth; gentle parenting, which responds to tantrums with empathy and free-range parenting, for older kids looking for more independence. Marisa Lascala, Good Housekeeping, 28 June 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1912, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of free-range was in 1912

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“Free-range.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/free-range. Accessed 21 Sep. 2023.

Kids Definition


: allowed to roam and forage freely
free-range chickens
also : of, relating to, or produced by free-range animals
free-range eggs
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