free-range

adjective \ ˈfrē-ˌrānj \

Definition of free-range

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

First Known Use of free-range

1912

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free-range

Definition of free-range for English Language Learners

  • : allowed to move around freely : not kept in cages; also : coming from free-range animals


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