gratis

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adverb or adjective gra·tis \ˈgra-təs, ˈgrā-\

Definition of gratis

  1. :  without charge or recompense :  free the food was supplied gratis

Did You Know?

Gratis comes from the Latin word for "favor;" so in English a party favor is a small item given gratis to everyone attending a party. Gratis is used as both an adjective ("The drinks were gratis") and an adverb ("Drinks were served gratis"). But however it's used, it means "free".

Origin and Etymology of gratis

Middle English, from Latin gratiis, gratis, from ablative plural of gratia favor — more at grace


GRATIS Defined for English Language Learners

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adverb

Definition of gratis for English Language Learners

  • —used to indicate that no money is paid for something



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