Definitions

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

  • adjective Of, relating to, or produced by animals, especially poultry, that range freely for food, rather than being narrowly confined.

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

  • adjective permitted to graze or forage rather than being confined to a feedlot; -- of livestock and domestic poultry.

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  • adjective Of, pertaining to, or produced by animals that are allowed to roam freely, rather than being confined indoors.

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  • adjective of livestock and domestic poultry; permitted to graze or forage rather than being confined to a feedlot

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Examples

  • The RSPCA changed its approved pig farming scheme in August last year and removed references to the term "free-range" when classifying and labelling pig production systems.

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  • Some egg farms are indoor floor operations and these are sometimes erroneously referred to as free-range operations.

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  • Some egg farms are indoor floor operations and these are sometimes erroneously referred to as free-range operations.

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  • If you're an eco-conscious, socially responsible shopper like me, you probably buy organic dairy and free-range grass-fed meats, as well as earth-friendly dish soaps, detergents, and shampoos.

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  • If you're an eco-conscious, socially responsible shopper like me, you probably buy organic dairy and free-range grass-fed meats, as well as earth-friendly dish soaps, detergents, and shampoos.

    MeiMei Fox: The Life Out Loud: Change Starts With Your Underwear

  • Serves 10-1260g digestive biscuits (4 biscuits)60g ginger nuts (6 biscuits)50g butterA pinch of salt600g full-fat cream cheese, at room temperature200g sour cream4 tbsp cornflour150g caster sugarZest of ½ a lemon, finely grated1 tsp vanilla extract4 large free-range eggs, at room temperature, plus 1 egg white1.

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  • Now is the time to make this connection, because current national discussions about food rely on catchphrases that will look familiar to hunters: locally harvested, free-range, organic, humanely slaughtered.

    The Manifesto: Eat What You Kill

  • If you're an eco-conscious, socially responsible shopper like me, you probably buy organic dairy and free-range grass-fed meats, as well as earth-friendly dish soaps, detergents, and shampoos.

    MeiMei Fox: The Life Out Loud: Change Starts With Your Underwear

  • Meanwhile, in "Young Adult," an early indicator of the protagonist's free-range narcissism is the aging blond babe's casually neglectful treatment of her pet Pomeranian.

    Hollywood Is Going to the Dogs

  • If you're an eco-conscious, socially responsible shopper like me, you probably buy organic dairy and free-range grass-fed meats, as well as earth-friendly dish soaps, detergents, and shampoos.

    MeiMei Fox: The Life Out Loud: Change Starts With Your Underwear

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  • "Anyway, the first point you might wish to consider is that free-range as a descriptive term is meaningless. Meaningless. Well, actually, it’s worse than meaningless. With Orwellian efficiency, the titans of industry (the machine) have twisted this term to convey a veneer of virtue while continuing with business as usual: packing thousands of uncaged birds into barns with theoretical access to the outdoors. Usually, a patch of cement."

    - James McWilliams, An Open Letter . . ., 11 August 2012.

    August 12, 2012

  • free-range chicken - great oxymoron (moroxy) if you think about it!

    range-limited or limited range may be more a propos

    reminds one of the short range-medium range- long range missiles of the 60s

    August 12, 2012