from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Open-handed; liberal; given or giving freely or liberally.
- adj. same as freehand.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having the hands free or unrestrained.
- Open-handed; liberal.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. done by hand without mechanical aids or devices
- adj. given or giving freely
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Whenever I shoot free-handed or knee-rest, nothing happens.
"Give 'm the whole thing while you're about it, in a right free-handed way."
Must say like your style -- fine an 'generous, free-handed hospital ... hospital ... hospitality.
I piped "Happy Birthday Mickey J." along the bottom tier and finished off the top of the cake with a rainbow which I totally free-handed!
"Mr. Fowler was a very kind-spoken, free-handed gentle - man," said Mr.. Toller serenely.
(I free-handed this and he's all out of proportion.)
I Think I Love My Wife "is a remake, at once free-handed and faithful, of Chloe in the Afternoon (1972), the sixth and last of Eric Rohmer's Moral Tales," notes AO Scott in the New York Times.
I free-handed a drawing of a dove and created a stencil which I traced and cut out heavy card stock into the familiar shapes.
So considering she free-handed and decorated this using nothing more than a few tubes of store-bought icing, I think it's pretty darn good.
Here, members of the Swedish design group FRONT use motion capture tech to record the free-handed strokes of their furniture drawing and then a rapid prototyping machine fabs the pieces they've drawn in liquid plastic.