Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that frees, especially a liberator or emancipator.
  • adj. Comparative of free.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who frees.
  • adj. comparative form of free: more free

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who frees, or sets free.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who frees or gives freedom.

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Examples

  • Liberals have looked on aghast at the Supreme Court's expansion of Constitutional rights this term freer political speech, another watershed gun case.

    The Supreme Court's 'Subsidies'

  • They'll make the US that much freer from the oil addiction that fuels our disastrous wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    Harvey Wasserman: A Solar Victory and Military Defeat at the White House

  • Over the last two decades, few industries have lobbied more ferociously or effectively than banks to get the government out of its business and to obtain freer rein for “financial innovation.”

    Your Right Hand Thief

  • In what is called our freer modern life, manners have come to count for a good deal less, which makes sheer manner count for a good deal more.

    Behavior in Public Places

  • There is a good deal of backsliding from time to time even by countries that profess to believe in freer trade.

    Government and Private Enterprise

  • But proud though she was of her ancestry, there never was a woman freer from the vulgarity of thrusting it forward upon all and sundry, or of expecting to be honoured for it alone.

    The Romance of Isabel, Lady Burton

  • What we need is enforcement of antitrust laws to break up monopoly control of the global food system, and fairer-not "freer" - trade arrangements to overcome poverty and hunger around the world.

    CITIZEN-TIMES.com - News

  • What the President said right after the NAFTA was he wanted to extend the idea of freer trade to reform-oriented democratic countries in the Western Hemisphere, and that very much remains what we're talking about in our current policy.

    Background Briefing On Central America

  • May you find peace and happiness in whatever opinions you adopt, and let me trust also that you will never forget the lessons of toleration which you learnt as the disciple of what you will perhaps hardly pardon me for calling a freer and happier school of thought than the one to which you now believe yourself to belong.

    The Fair Haven

  • As the week passed, I was able to connect the idea of freer thinking, and less-than-free thinking, with nearly everything happening around me.

    Joyce Valenza's Neverending Search

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  • More free. See freest.

    January 23, 2008