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.Addison.
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.
1. A will free from improper coercion or restraint.
To come thus was I not constrained, but didShak.
On my free will.
2. The power asserted of moral beings of willing or choosing without the restraints of physical or absolute
Freewill Baptists. See under Baptist.
(Free"will`) a. Of or pertaining to free will; voluntary; spontaneous; as, a freewill offering.
(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,Shak.
That almost freezes up the heat of life.
(Freeze), n. The act of congealing, or the state of being congealed. [Colloq.]