Meaning of FREEDOM in English

FREEDOM

/ ˈfriːdəm; NAmE / noun

1.

[ U , C ] freedom (of sth) the right to do or say what you want without anyone stopping you :

freedom of speech / thought / expression / worship

a threat to press / academic, etc. freedom

rights and freedoms guaranteed by the constitution

2.

[ U , sing. ] freedom (of sth) | freedom (to do sth) the state of being able to do what you want, without anything stopping you :

freedom of action / choice

complete freedom to do as you wish

Thanks to the automobile, Americans soon had a freedom of movement previously unknown.

3.

[ U ] the state of not being a prisoner or slave :

He finally won his freedom after twenty years in jail.

4.

[ U ] freedom from sth the state of not being affected by the thing mentioned :

freedom from fear / pain / hunger, etc.

5.

[ sing. ] the ~ of sth permission to use sth without restriction :

I was given the freedom of the whole house.

IDIOMS

- the freedom of the city

—see also freeman

IDIOMS

see manoeuvre noun

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WORD ORIGIN

Old English frēodōm (see free , -dom ).

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.