Meaning of FREEDOM in English

FREEDOM

transcription, транскрипция: [ fri:dəm ]

( freedoms)

Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.

1.

Freedom is the state of being allowed to do what you want to do. Freedoms are instances of this.

...freedom of speech...

They want greater political freedom...

Today we have the freedom to decide our own futures...

The United Nations Secretary-General has spoken of the need for individual freedoms and human rights.

N-UNCOUNT : also N in pl

2.

When prisoners or slaves are set free or escape, they gain their freedom .

...the agreement worked out by the UN, under which all hostages and detainees would gain their freedom.

= liberty

N-UNCOUNT : oft poss N

3.

Freedom from something you do not want means not being affected by it.

...all the freedom from pain that medicine could provide.

...freedom from government control.

N-UNCOUNT : N from n

4.

The freedom of a particular city is a special honour which is given to a famous person who is connected with that city, or to someone who has performed some special service for the city.

N-SING : the N of n

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