Meaning of FREEDOM in English



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


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

...~ of speech...

They want greater political ~...

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

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

N-UNCOUNT: also N in pl


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

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

= liberty

N-UNCOUNT: oft poss N


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

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

...~ from government control.

N-UNCOUNT: N from n


The ~ 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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