from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. In an unrestrained manner; spontaneously.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. At pleasure.
  • adv. At will.
  • adv. To whatever extent.
  • adv. Extemporaneously.
  • adj. Extemporaneous, impromptu.
  • v. To perform without script.
  • v. To perform without preparation.
  • v. To perform extemporaneously.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An abbreviation of ad libitum.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. without advance preparation


Short for ad libitum.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
abbreviation of ad libitum, from New Latin ad libitum. (Wiktionary)


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