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Free may refer to:


  • Freedom, having the power to do something, without having to obey anyone/anything
  • Freethought, a position that beliefs should be formed only on the basis of logic, reason, and empiricism
  • Free-culture movement, a social movement that promotes the freedom to distribute and modify the creative works of others
  • Free love, a social movement that accepts all forms of love
  • Emancipate, to procure political rights, as for a disenfranchised group
  • Free will, control exercised by rational agents over their actions and decisions
  • Free of charge, also known as gratis. See Gratis versus libre


  • Free (programming), a function that releases dynamically allocated memory for reuse
  • Free format, a file format which can be used without restrictions
  • Free software, software usable and distributable with few restrictions and no payment
  • Freeware, a broader class of software available at no cost



Arts and media[edit]

Film and television[edit]


Bands and groups[edit]

  • Free (band), an English rock band 1968–1973
  • Free!!, a Spanish mákina band 1994–2004
  • The Free, a German eurodance band 1994–1999
  • Have Heart, re-formed as Free since 2009, an American straight edge band



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  • Free (cigarette), from Brazil
  • Free, Indiana, US; an unincorporated community
  • Free content, material without significant legal usability restrictions
  • Free festival, a combination of music, arts and cultural activities, for which often no admission is charged, but involvement is preferred
  • Free Money Day, an annual global event held since 2011 as a social experiment and to promote sharing and alternative economic ideas
  • Free party, a party "free" from the restrictions of the legal club scene, similar to the free festival movement
  • Free public transport, public transport whereby passengers don't have to pay any fees
  • Voyah Free, a hybrid/electric car produced since 2021 onwards by Dongfeng Motor Corporation

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