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


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