• (RP) enPR: frē'dəm, IPA: /ˈfɹiːdəm/
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈfɹidəm/


  1. (uncountable) The state of being free, of not being imprisoned or enslaved.
    Having recently been released from prison, he didn't know what to do with his newfound freedom.
  2. (countable) The lack of a specific constraint, or of constraints in general; a state of being free, unconstrained.
    Freedom of speech is a basic democratic value.
    People in our city enjoy many freedoms.
    Every child has a right to freedom from fear and freedom from want.
  3. Frankness; openness; unreservedness.
    • 1748, Samuel Richardson, Clarissa, Letter 50:
      I doubt not, that you will take amiss my freedom; but as you have deserved it from me, I shall be less and less concerned on that score, as I see you are more and more intent to show your wit at the expense of justice and compassion.
  4. Improper familiarity; violation of the rules of decorum.
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Proper noun
  1. CDP in Santa Cruz County, California.

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