a mercenary soldier or military adventurer of the Middle Ages, often of knightly rank, who offered his services to any state, party, or cause.
(defs 1, 2).
[free-lans, -lahns, -lans, -lahns] /ˈfriˌlæns, -ˌlɑns, -ˈlæns, -ˈlɑns/
noun, Also, .
Also, freelancer. a person who works as a writer, designer, performer, or the like, selling work or services by the hour, day, job, etc., rather than working on a regular salary basis for one employer.
a person who contends in a cause or in a succession of various causes, as he or she chooses, without personal attachment or allegiance.
verb (used without object), freelanced, freelancing.
to act or work as a freelance:
The illustrator used to be employed by us but is freelancing now.
verb (used with object), freelanced, freelancing.
to produce, sell, or accomplish as a freelance:
to freelance a magazine article.
of or relating to a freelance or the work of a freelance:
a freelance writer; freelance copyediting.
in the manner of a freelance:
She works freelance.
a person, esp a politician, who supports several causes or parties without total commitment to any one
(in medieval Europe) a mercenary soldier or adventurer
to work as a freelance on (an assignment, etc)
as a freelance
also free lance, free-lance, “medieval mercenary warrior,” 1820 (“Ivanhoe”), from free (adj.) + lance (n.); apparently a coinage of Sir Walter Scott’s. Figurative sense is from 1864; specifically of journalism by 1882.
1902, from freelance (n.). Related: Freelancer (1898); freelanced; freelancing.
[free-lan-ser, -lahn-] /ˈfriˌlæn sər, -ˌlɑn-/ noun 1. (def 1).
noun 1. a list or register of articles that may be brought into a country duty-free. noun 1. (commerce, mainly US) a list of commodities not subject to tariffs 2. a list of people admitted free
[free-liv-ing] /ˈfriˈlɪv ɪŋ/ adjective 1. following a way of life in which one freely indulges the appetites, desires, etc. 2. Biology. noting an organism that is neither parasitic, symbiotic, nor sessile. adjective 1. given to ready indulgence of the appetites 2. (of animals and plants) not parasitic; existing independently
noun 1. a person who follows a way of life that freely indulges the appetites, desires, etc.