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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a freestanding CD player that can easily be hooked up to your existing components it's a freestanding store, not a franchise
Recent Examples on the Web Certain aspects of the renovation were set in stone: the color palette was predetermined, and Hoese was firm on adding a freestanding tub. Lennie Omalza, The Courier-Journal, "From heated floors to marble countertops, these bathroom renovations will make you swoon," 28 May 2020 French windows and skylights brighten the bohemian-vibe living spaces, which boast floors of ceramic tile and hardwood. Beamed ceilings and a freestanding fireplace touch up the living room. Los Angeles Times, "Hot Property: The $30-million mansion that once got Prince in hot water," 18 Apr. 2020 Most freestanding islands have open shelves below the workspace for this very reason. Jessica Dailey, House Beautiful, "How to Design the Kitchen Island of Your Dreams," 1 Apr. 2020 There is also a freestanding version that has two sizes (5 feet by 5 feet and 6 feet by 6 feet). Evan Frank, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Business is booming for Pewaukee company that sells personal safety partitions to prevent spread of the coronavirus," 6 May 2020 And a related fundraising drive, yielding $17 million, helped formally launch the center itself, not just as a loose assemblage of interested researchers but as a freestanding research facility. John Semley, The New Republic, "Turn On, Tune In, Cash In," 27 Apr. 2020 Dora drove Nick to the nearest hospital, a freestanding emergency room in the Baptist system. Lauren Caruba, San Antonio Express-News, "A last resort against COVID-19," 26 Apr. 2020 The Hunts also opted for a freestanding tub and eliminated the shower curtain to keep an open feel. Lennie Omalza, The Courier-Journal, "Empty nesters turn 5,500-square-foot home into fresh space with entertaining in mind," 23 Apr. 2020 Hoar Construction has completed work on an $11.6 million freestanding emergency health facility in Saraland. William Thornton |, al, "Hoar Construction finishes work on $11.6 million Saraland emergency building," 5 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of freestanding

1837, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Freestanding.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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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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