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

  • adj. Standing or operating independently of anything else: a freestanding bell tower; a freestanding maternity clinic.

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  • adj. standing or set apart; not attached to anything

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  • adj. standing apart; not attached to or supported by anything

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Examples

  • It's an extraordinary site because it's freestanding, which is very unusual in the district.

  • Not sure what it is called a freestanding piece that you can hang an outfit on and one little shelf.

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  • Anyway, one does tire of hearing Shakespeare used as some kind of freestanding indicator of literary knowledge.

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  • He brought it over and swung it open down the middle to make a kind of freestanding display.

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  • Tour guides brag about the Woodward Opera House, which is billed as the oldest "freestanding" opera theater in the country.

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  • All the better for testing out the tent's "freestanding" feature!

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  • The simplest raised beds are freestanding, meaning they are created by simply hoeing up soil to create a bed that†™ s higher than the surrounding soil.

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  • OFA could become a freestanding organization that would advocate independently for the president's agenda.

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  • A freestanding fireplace just like the one I had when I was a kid (except ours was 60's ORANGE).

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  • BMW is overhauling the dealership it owns and operates at 555 West 57th St. and developing Manhattan's first freestanding dealership for BMW's Mini brand one block away.

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