Free, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Freed p. pr. & vb. n. Freeing.]
1. To make free; to set at liberty; to rid of that which confines, limits, embarrasses, oppresses, etc.; to release; to disengage; to clear; -- followed by from, and sometimes by off; as, to free a captive or a slave; to be freed of these inconveniences.
Our land is from the rage of tigers freed. --Dryden.
Arise, . . . free thy people from their yoke. --Milton.
2. To remove, as something that confines or bars; to relieve from the constraint of.
This master key
Frees every lock, and leads us to his person. --Dryden.
3. To frank. [Obs.]
n : the act of liberating someone or something [syn: liberation,