freelance – Wiktionary

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Etymology[edit]

From free +‎ lance. Coined by Sir Walter Scott (1771–1832) in Ivanhoe (1820) to describe a medieval mercenary warrior or “free-lance” (indicating that the lance is not sworn to any lord’s services). It changed to a figurative noun around the 1860s and was recognized as a verb in 1903 by authorities such as the Oxford English Dictionary. In modern times the term has morphed into an adjective, a verb, and an adverb, as well as the derivative noun freelancer.

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Noun[edit]

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freelance (plural freelances)

  1. Someone who sells their services to employers without a long-term contract.
  2. (historical) A medieval mercenary.

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Descendants of freelance in other languages

Translations[edit]

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

A medieval mercenary

Adjective[edit]

freelance (comparative more freelance, superlative most freelance)

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

Translations[edit]

Of, or relating to a freelance

Verb[edit]

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

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

Translations[edit]

To work as a freelance

To produce or sell services as a freelance

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Spanish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

freelance (invariable)

  1. freelance

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