from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having no attachments or ties; free to do as one pleases.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective without ties to a particular location; free to roam; wandering.
  • adjective without dependents or responsibilities.
  • adjective having no commitments or restrictions.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Tending to travel or do as one pleases.
  • adjective nautical A sail that is not properly secured at the bottom.

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

  • adjective free to go or do as one pleases


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