Freelance dictionary definition | freelance defined

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adjective

  1. The definition of freelance is someone who does work for individual buyers.

    An example of freelance is a graphic designer doing a job for someone who is not their employer.

noun

  1. Freelance is defined as a working arrangement when a person sells their services to individual buyers with whom they are not employed.

    An example of freelance is someone writing songs for many different musicians.

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freelance

or free′-lance·

freelancer

Origin of freelance

from free lance

of or working as a freelancer

intransitive verb

-·lanced·, -·lanc·ing

to work as a freelancer

to produce or work on as a freelancer

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freelance

verb

free·lanced, free·lanc·ing, free·lanc·es

verb

intransitive

  1. To work as a freelancer: a journalist who freelances.
  2. To act independently without orders from another: an official who was freelancing when he committed the crime.

verb

transitive

To produce and sell as a freelancer: freelanced the article to a magazine publisher.

noun

also

free lance

  1. A freelancer.
  2. An uncommitted independent, as in politics or social life.
  3. A medieval mercenary.

Related Forms:

  • free′lance′

    adverb

    adjective

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Noun

(plural freelances)

  1. Someone who sells his services to employers without a long-term contract
  2. A medieval mercenary

Adjective

(comparative more freelance, superlative most freelance)

  1. Of, or relating to a freelance; without contractHe was a freelance writer for several magazines.

Verb

(third-person singular simple present freelances, present participle freelancing, simple past and past participle freelanced)

  1. (intransitive) To work as a freelance
  2. To produce or sell services as a freelance

Origin

From free + lance.

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Sentence Examples

  • Providing editing and tutoring services: Some freelance writers find that they enjoy teaching students how to improve their writing by providing editing services and constructive feedback on research papers and other projects.
  • It is published and overseen by professional writer Angela Hoy, who is the author of a number of books and ebooks on various topics of interest to individuals who are trying to earn a living providing freelance writing services.
  • Since you’re writing about topics that are relevant to your local community and interacting with the people who live in your area, newspaper journalism definitely qualifies as one of the more enjoyable freelance opportunities available.
  • While many people are attracted to the independence and creative freedom associated with a freelance writing career, it’s important to remember that a writing business is still a business just like any other entrepreneurial endeavor.
  • Additionally, once you’re established in your career and no longer feel the need to agree to every project that comes along, you may find that freelance writing provides a chance to get paid to research topics of personal interest.

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