free·​stand·​ing | \ ˈfrē-ˈstan-diŋ How to pronounce freestanding (audio) \

Definition of freestanding

1 : standing alone or on its own foundation free of support or attachment a freestanding wall
2 : independent sense 1 especially : not being part of or affiliated with another organization a freestanding clinic a freestanding city a freestanding computer store

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Examples of freestanding in a Sentence

a freestanding CD player that can easily be hooked up to your existing components it's a freestanding store, not a franchise

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Genevieve recommends purchasing a freestanding screen from just about any home decor store—or even cutting your own to perfectly fit the size of the window and AC unit—though doing this might require the help of a contractor. Taylor Mead, House Beautiful, "Genevieve Gorder's Secret to Hiding Your Unsightly Window Air Conditioners Is Absolutely Brilliant," 4 July 2019 Discovered a year apart from each other, the twin statues of Kleobis and Biton date to about 580 B.C. These two massive freestanding figures stand more than eight feet tall and represent two mythological brothers famous for their strength. National Geographic, "Once sacred, the Oracle at Delphi was lost for a millennium. See how it was found.," 12 Mar. 2019 Flanders Woods combines the best of condominium living -- freedom from mowing, trimming hedges, fertilizing, weeding, shoveling and plowing -- with the enjoyment of owning a freestanding home in a suburban, country setting., "Property of the Week: Flanders Woods," 20 June 2019 The $1,095 home gym comes with a freestanding bag, gloves, quick wraps and access to on-demand instructional classes. Dalvin Brown, USA TODAY, "Home workout: Companies like Peloton, Mirror, FightCamp push remote fitness forward," 11 June 2019 Louisiana Baton Rouge: State lawmakers have agreed to prohibit the creation of most new freestanding emergency rooms in a bid to protect the state’s fragile rural hospitals. Nadia Drake, National Geographic, "An interstellar meteor may have slammed into Earth," 16 Apr. 2019 Cheniere is investing $15 billion to build three freestanding gas processors, massive distilleries that can clean and convert natural gas from Texas oilfields into liquids that can be shipped across the world for resale. Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics, "America's New Energy Coast," 19 Mar. 2019 The larger master bath affords space for a freestanding tub, which emphasizes the original windows and lends the space a grand, luxurious feel—much better than two cramped baths. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, "5 Renovation Secrets That Pay Off, According to an Expert Home Stager," 26 Feb. 2019 And then there’s Western Massachusetts, home to the most eclectic mix of regional specialties, including educational services, savings banks, vegetable and melon farming, and freestanding emergency medical centers. Evan Horowitz,, "Why regional economies still matter," 16 June 2018

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First Known Use of freestanding

1837, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of freestanding

: standing alone without being attached to or supported by something else


free·​stand·​ing | \ ˈfrē-ˈstan-diŋ How to pronounce freestanding (audio) \

Kids Definition of freestanding

: standing alone free of attachment or support a freestanding wall


free·​stand·​ing | \ ˈfrē-ˈstand-iŋ How to pronounce freestanding (audio) \

Medical Definition of freestanding

: being independent especially : not part of or affiliated with another organization a freestanding surgical center a freestanding emergency clinic

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