Meaning of free lance

free' lance"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a mercenary soldier or military adventurer of the Middle Ages, often of knightly rank, who offered his services to any state, party, or cause.
  2. freelance (defs. 1, 2).

free•lance

Pronunciation: (frē'lans", -läns", -lans', -läns'), [key]
— n., v., adj., adv. -lanced, -lanc•ing,
—n.
—v.i.
  1. to act or work as a freelance: The illustrator used to be employed by us but is freelancing now.
—v.t.
  1. to produce, sell, or accomplish as a freelance: to freelance a magazine article.
—adj.
  1. of or pertaining to a freelance or the work of a freelance: a freelance writer; freelance copyediting.
—adv.
  1. in the manner of a freelance: She works freelance.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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