Freewill Baptists. See under Baptist.

(Freez"a*ble) a. Capable of being frozen.

(Freeze) n. (Arch.) A frieze. [Obs.]

(Freeze), v. i. [imp. Froze ; p. p. Frozen ; p. pr. & vb. n. Freezing.] [OE. fresen, freosen, AS. freósan; akin to D. vriezen, OHG. iosan, G. frieren, Icel. frjsa, Sw. frysa, Dan. fryse, Goth. frius cold, frost, and prob. to L. prurire to itch, E. prurient, cf. L. prna a burning coal, pruina hoarfrost, Skr. prushva ice, prush to spirt. 18. Cf. Frost.]

1. To become congealed by cold; to be changed from a liquid to a solid state by the abstraction of heat; to be hardened into ice or a like solid body.

Water freezes at 32° above zero by Fahrenheit's thermometer; mercury freezes at 40° below zero.

2. To become chilled with cold, or as with cold; to suffer loss of animation or life by lack of heat; as, the blood freezes in the veins.

To freeze up to become formal and cold in demeanor. [Colloq.]

(Freeze), v. t.

1. To congeal; to harden into ice; to convert from a fluid to a solid form by cold, or abstraction of heat.

2. To cause loss of animation or life in, from lack of heat; to give the sensation of cold to; to chill.

A faint, cold fear runs through my veins,
That almost freezes up the heat of life.

(Freeze), n. The act of congealing, or the state of being congealed. [Colloq.]

Free-swimming to Freshen

(Free"-swim`ming) a. (Zoöl.) Swimming in the open sea; — said of certain marine animals.

(Free"think`er) n. One who speculates or forms opinions independently of the authority of others; esp., in the sphere or religion, one who forms opinions independently of the authority of revelation or of the church; an unbeliever; — a term assumed by deists and skeptics in the eighteenth century.

Atheist is an old-fashioned word: I'm a freethinker, child.

Syn. — Infidel; skeptic; unbeliever. See Infidel.

(Free"think`ing), n. Undue boldness of speculation; unbelief. Berkeley.a. Exhibiting undue boldness of speculation; skeptical.

(Free"-tongued`) a. Speaking without reserve. Bp. Hall.

Free will
(Free will)

1. A will free from improper coercion or restraint.

To come thus was I not constrained, but did
On my free will.

2. The power asserted of moral beings of willing or choosing without the restraints of physical or absolute necessity.

(Free"will`) a. Of or pertaining to free will; voluntary; spontaneous; as, a freewill offering.

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