from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having no attachments or ties; free to do as one pleases.
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- adj. Tending to travel or do as one pleases.
- adj. A sail that is not properly secured at the bottom.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. without ties to a particular location; free to roam; wandering.
- adj. without dependents or responsibilities.
- adj. having no commitments or restrictions.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. free to go or do as one pleases
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These are industries the authors define as "footloose" - they can locate almost anywhere.
The New York Times once described as a footloose childhood.
So I have had the song 'footloose' in my head for the last week and a half, and little dancing men have been prancing around my mindscape the whole time.
It could have been that my subconscious-which was kind of footloose at the time-just seized on the available props out of habit Later, though, I had cause to wonder.
Mr. Rockwell, 40, who has become a beloved, chameleonic character actor thanks to his roles in movies like Safe Men, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind and Frost/Nixon (not to mention his weirdly seductive turn in Charlie’s Angels), grew up the son of two actors in what The New York Times once described as a footloose childhood.
PeopleOkies say they weren't as fancy free as 'footloose' characters
Dapes in Cuba (1979) "was, after all, a kind of footloose 007".
Imtech and PlantLab: high-tech CSR nurseries for energy-saving and sustainable 'footloose' production of flowers, plants, vegetables and fruit
Bosch and PlantLab are carrying out technical cultivation research into the further development of this high-tech and energy-saving solution for the sustainable 'footloose' production of flowers, plants, vegetables and fruit.
This will lead to the creation of innovative CSR nurseries that will allow efficient and sustainable 'footloose' (i.e. at any given location) production of plants.