Definition of Freelance

1. Noun. A writer or artist who sells services to different employers without a long-term contract with any of them.




2. Verb. Work independently and on temporary contracts rather than for a long-term employer.
Generic synonyms: Do Work, Work
Derivative terms: Free Lance, Free-lance, Freelancer

3. Adjective. Working for yourself.
Exact synonyms: Free-lance, Self-employed
Antonyms: Salaried

4. Adjective. Serving for wages in a foreign army. "Mercenary killers"
Exact synonyms: Free-lance, Mercenary
Similar to: Paid
Derivative terms: Mercenary

Definition of Freelance

1. Noun. Someone who sells his services to employers without a long-term contract ¹

2. Noun. A medieval mercenary ¹

3. Adjective. Of, or relating to a freelance; without contract ¹

4. Verb. (intransitive) To work as a freelance ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To produce or sell services as a freelance ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Freelance

1. [v -LANCED, -LANCING, -LANCES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Freelance

freehand
freehanded
freehandedly
freehandedness
freehearted
freeheartedly
freehold
freeholder
freeholders
freeholds
freehood
freeing
freekick
freekicks
freelage
freelance (current term)
freelance(a)
freelanced
freelancer
freelancers
freelances
freelancing
freeledge
freeload
freeloaded
freeloader
freeloaders
freeloading
freeloads
freelte

Literary usage of Freelance

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Changing the Fourth Estate: Essays on South African Journalism by Adrian Hadland (2005)
"At the start of my freelance career about seven years ago, I would recite the list of publications I had scribbled next to the various stories that had been ..."

2. Power Media Bluebook W/ Talk Show Guest Directory by Mitchell Davis (2005)
"Interests: I cover women's journalism, trends in the field ofhealth and nutrition and technical/computer news items and stories. Toronto Al Emid — freelance ..."

3. Cocaine & Federal Sentencing Policy by Richard P. Conaboy (1997)
"freelance Individuals The "freelance" system of distribution, in which loosely organized individuals use ad hoc contacts to sell drugs, prevailed during the ..."

4. Berlin and Potsdam by Eva Apraku (2000)
"Ellen Brandt studied history and began working freelance on the cultural ... He works as a freelance journalist for the weekly newspaper Freitag and the ..."

5. How to Become an Author: A Practical Guide by Arnold Bennett (1903)
"Of these the first and fourth are the most literary, and the second is the least benignant towards the freelance. All pay well, and one or two handsomely. ..."

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