Complete Definition of "freedom"

English

Etymology
ME. fredom < OE. freodom|frÄodÅm < freo|frÄo < PG. *frijaz < PIE. *prijos- "dear, beloved"; plus OE. -dom|-dÅm < PG. *domaz < PIE. root *dhe- "to set, put". See also free, -dom.

Pronunciation
audio|en-us-freedom.ogg|Audio (US)
frÄ'dÉm, /ËfriËdÉm/

Noun
en-noun

  1. The state of being free, of not being imprisoned or enslaved.

#: Having recently been released from prison, he didn't know what to do with his newfound freedom.

  1. The state of being free, unconstrained; the lack of a specific constraint, or of constraints in general.

#: Freedom of speech is a basic democratic value.
#: Freedom to choose one's own destiny can be frightening.
#: Every child has a right to freedom from fear and freedom from want.

Translations
trans-top|Not being imprisoned or enslaved
Cebuano: kagawasan
Crimean Tatar: azatlıq#Crimean Tatar|azatlıq
Croatian: t-|hr|sloboda|f
Czech: t+|cs|svoboda|f
Danish: t|da|frihed|c
Dutch: t+|nl|vrijheid
Faroese: t-|fo|frælsi|n|xs=Faroese
Filipino: tø|fil|kalayaan|xs=Filipino
Finnish: t+|fi|vapaus
French: t+|fr|liberté|f
Frisian: frijheid
Old Frisian: fridom
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German: t+|de|Freiheit|f
Greek: t+|el|ελεÏθεÏία|f|sc=Grek (elefthería)
Hebrew: t+|he|××פש|alt××ֹפֶש×|trkhófesh|sc=Hebr|m
Hungarian: t+|hu|szabadság, t|hu|függetlenség
Kurdish: t|ku|ÚزگارÛ|sc=KUchar
Japanese: t+|ja|èªç±|trjiyÅ«|scJpan, t-|ja|ããã|trjiyÅ«|scJpan
Romanian: t-|ro|libertate|f
Russian: t+|ru|Ñвобода|trsvobóda|scCyrl|f, t|ru|волÑ|trvól'a|scCyrl|f
Slovene: svoboda f, prostost f
Tagalog: kalayaan
Urdu: t-|ur|ازادÛ|f|altآزادÛ|trÄzÄdÄ«|scURchar|xsUrdu
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trans-top|The lack of a specific constraint
Croatian: t-|hr|sloboda|f
Czech: t+|cs|svoboda|f
Danish: frihed c
Dutch: t+|nl|vrijheid
Faroese: t-|fo|frælsi|n|xs=Faroese
Filipino: kalayaan
Finnish: t+|fi|vapaus
French: t+|fr|liberté|f
Frisian: frijheid
German: t+|de|Freiheit|f
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Greek: t+|el|ελεÏθεÏία|f|sc=Grek (elefthería)
Hebrew: he-translation|××פש|khófesh|wv=××Ö¹×¤Ö¶×©× m
Hungarian: t+|hu|szabadság
Kurdish: KUchar|ئازادÛ, KUchar|ÚزگارÛ
Japanese: èªç± (ããã, jiyÅ«)
Romanian: t-|ro|libertate|f
Russian: t+|ru|Ñвобода|f|trsvobóda|scCyrl
Slovene: t+|sl|svoboda|f
Tagalog: kalayaan
Urdu: t-|ur|ازادÛ|f|altآزادÛ|trÄzÄdÄ«|scURchar|xsUrdu
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ttbc|Arabic: ARchar|حرÙØ©|Ø­ÙرÙÙØ© (ħurríya) f
ttbc|Armenian: Õ¡Õ¦Õ¡Õ¿Õ¸ÖÕ©ÕµÕ¸ÖÕ¶ (azatutâyun)
ttbc|Basque: askatasun, libertate
ttbc|Bosnian: sloboda f
ttbc|Cebuano: kagawasan
ttbc|Chinese: èªç± (zìyóu)
ttbc|Estonian: vabadus
ttbc|Hindi: à¤à¤à¤¼à¤¾à¤¦à¥ (ÄzÄdÄ«) f
ttbc|Irish: saoirse f
ttbc|Italian: libertà f
ttbc|Indonesian: kebebasan f
ttbc|Korean: ìì  (jayu)
ttbc|Kurdish: t|ku|azadî f, serbestî f, rizgarî f, xweserî f, serxwebûn f
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ttbc|Latin: libertas f
ttbc|Latvian: brīvība
ttbc|Malayalam: à´¸àµà´µà´¾à´¤à´¨àµà´¤àµà´°àµà´¯à´ (svaathanthryam)
ttbc|Maltese: ħelsien
ttbc|Norwegian: frihet
ttbc|Persian: FAchar|ازادÛ|Ø¢Ø²Ø§Ø¯Û (ÄzÄdÄ«)
ttbc|Polish: wolnoÅÄ f
ttbc|Portuguese: liberdade f
ttbc|Scottish Gaelic: saoirse f
ttbc|Serbian:

ttbc|Spanish: libertad f
ttbc|Swahili: uhuru
ttbc|Swedish: frihet
ttbc|Telugu: à°¸à±à°µà±à°à±à°
ttbc|Turkish: hürriyet
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