free-lance definition

  • verb-intransitive:
    • to your workplace on a free-lance foundation; working as a freelancer.
  • noun:
    • A mercenary soldier during old, specifically one of some position, mounted and carefully armed and achieving followers or attendants. (Compare lance.) These were most conspicuous in Italy, where they were known as condottieri. Also called no-cost partner.
    • therefore A person who acts upon his or her own will and pleasure, with little respect for conventionalities of life; especially, person who makes use of great freedom in address or writing, such as indiscriminate attack upon or objurgation of all of the who disagree with him.
    • a writer or musician who sells services to different businesses without a long-term agreement with any one of all of them
  • adjective:
    • serving for wages in a foreign military
    • employed by yourself

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