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Meaning of freely by Wiktionary Dictionary

freely


    Pronunciation

    • Rhymes: -iːli

    Etymology 1

    From Middle English frely, freelich, from Old English frēolīc ( “free, freeborn, glorious, stately, magnificent, noble, beautiful, charming” ), equivalent to free +‎ -ly. Cognate with Middle Low German vrilik, vrigelik ( “free” ), Middle High German vrīlich ( “free” ) .

    Adjective

    freely ( comparative freelier or more freely, superlative freeliest or most freely )

    1. Free; frank .
    2. Generous; noble; excellent .

    Etymology 2

    From Middle English frely, freliche, from Old English frēolīċe ( “freely, readily, as a festival” ), equivalent to free +‎ -ly. Cognate with Dutch vrijelijk ( “freely” ), German freilich ( “certainly, of course” ) .

    Adverb

    freely ( comparative more freely, superlative most freely )

    1. In a free manner .
      Wine was flowing freely .
    2. Without interference or restriction .
    3. Of one's own free will .
      I will freely help you .
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Explanation of freely by Wordnet Dictionary

freely


    Adverb
    1. in a free manner

    2. the painting featured freely brushed strokes