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Half-jokingly, I asked what was wrong with me. So we made a deal: I would run his biological research provided I had a free hand to run my new project.
James W. Black

Meaning of "free hand" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF FREE HAND

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF FREE HAND

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Free hand can act as a noun, an adjective and an adverb.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

The adverb is an invariable part of the sentence that can change, explain or simplify a verb or another adverb.

WHAT DOES FREE HAND MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of free hand in the English dictionary

The definition of free hand in the dictionary is unrestricted freedom to act (esp in the phrase give (someone) a free hand). Other definition of free hand is by hand without the use of guiding instruments.


WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE FREE HAND

free electron
free energy
free enterprise
free enthalpy
free fall
free fight
free flight
free form
free gift
free gold
free hit
free house
free jazz
free kick
free labour
free list
free love
free market
free of charge
free on board

WORDS THAT END LIKE FREE HAND

a free hand
a heavy hand
at first hand
at hand
at second hand
by hand
come to hand
first hand
from hand to hand
hand
hand in hand
hat in hand
helping hand
in hand
on hand
out of hand
second hand
take in hand
the upper hand
to hand
upper hand

Synonyms and antonyms of free hand in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «free hand» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF FREE HAND

Find out the translation of free hand to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of free hand from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «free hand» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

放手
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

mano libre
570 millions of speakers

English

free hand
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

मुक्त हाथ
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يد
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

свободная рука
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

mão livre
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মুক্ত হাত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

main libre
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tangan percuma
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

freie Hand
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

自由裁量
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

무료 손으로
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Gratis tangan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tay miễn phí
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

இலவச கை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मुक्त हात
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Serbest el
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

mano libera
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wolnej ręki
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

вільна рука
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

mână liberă
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ελεύθερο χέρι
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

vrye hand
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

fria händer
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

frie hender
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of free hand

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «FREE HAND»

The term «free hand» is quite widely used and occupies the 44.021 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «FREE HAND» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about free hand

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4 QUOTES WITH «FREE HAND»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word free hand.
1
James W. Black
Half-jokingly, I asked what was wrong with me. So we made a deal: I would run his biological research provided I had a free hand to run my new project.
2
Jacques Chirac
Terrorism takes us back to ages we thought were long gone if we allow it a free hand to corrupt democratic societies and destroy the basic rules of international life.
3
Raoul Walsh
Give a man a free hand and he'll try to put it all over you.
4
Armstrong Williams
Democratic societies can no longer give religious fanatics a free hand to abuse and murder non believers. Such action betrays contempt for the basic human rights which animate any democracy with meaning.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «FREE HAND»

Discover the use of free hand in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to free hand and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Free-Hand Lettering - Being a Treatise on Plain Lettering ...
We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Victor T. Wilson, 2008
2
A Free hand: enfranchising the education of deaf children
Because the role of ASL is a crucial...& controversial...issue in education of the deaf, FREE HAND gives an overview of questions that confront every parent, educator & deaf person in America...how do we transmit deaf culture, who teaches ...
Margaret Walworth, Donald F. Moores, Terrence J. O'Rourke, 1992
3
Free-Hand Drawing, Light and Shade and Free-Hand Perspective ...
We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Anson Kent Cross, 2011
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A Text-Book of Free-Hand Lettering
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923.
Frank Thomas Daniels, 2011
5
Free-Hand Drawing: A Manual for Teachers and Students
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923.
Anson Kent Cross, 2011
6
An Elementary Course in Free-Hand Geometrical Drawing
This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words.
Ce S. Edward Warren, 2010
7
Elements of Plane and Solid Free-Hand Geometrical Drawing, ...
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923.
Samuel Edward Warren, 2010
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A Measuring Scale for Free-hand Drawing ...
Linus Ward Kline, Gertrude L. Carey. TABLE VIII SERIAL RANxINo or DRAWINGS: DESIGN AND CoMPosrrIoN Posters: 54 Judges P.E. EQUIvALENr or DrrrmENcE BETWEEN 50% P.E. DISTANCE SCALE VALUES NUMBER or ...
Linus Ward Kline, Gertrude L. Carey, 1933
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Webster's II New College Dictionary
... conventions. free form n A morpheme capable of standing alone and retaining meaning. free-hand 'fre'hand') adi. Drawn by hand without the aid of tracing or drafting devices <fteeband sketches> — free'hand' adv. free hand n Freedom ...
Houghton Mifflin Company, Webster, 1999
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Free-Hand Perspective: For Use in Manual-training Schools ...
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923.
Victor Tyson Wilson, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «FREE HAND»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term free hand is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Fans Seek Free Hand For New Super Eagles Coach
Etuk expressed optimism that Oliseh would succeed if allowed a free hand to act, based on merit and with the right intuition. “I think Oliseh's ... «Leadership Newspapers, Jul 15»
2
Amendment to Electricity Act will hurt Tamil Nadu's state utilities: Union
... 2003 will make state power utilities like TANGEDCO in Tamil Nadu unviable and private players will get a free hand in power supply, a senior ... «Economic Times, Jul 15»
3
Cabinet expansion on the cards
BJP high command has already given free hand to Chauhan to go for cabinet expansion. Chauhan intends to reward MLAs who have been ... «Free Press Journal, Jul 15»
4
All new MAS employees must undergo mindset change, says …
... of its fate must be placed in Mueller, who should be given a free hand to turn around the company, which technically almost went bankrupt. «The Rakyat Post, Jul 15»
5
Baltimore woman's garden grows to help others
I was more than happy to let her have free hand." He says Matera's garden has not only supplied food to those who need it, but also has helped ... «Baltimore Sun, Jul 15»
6
Self-seeding: The garden that creates itself with Roger Malone
Despite a now less-than-manicured driveway, nature was allowed a free hand. I realise what had become a closely monitored curiosity could ... «Western Daily Press, Jul 15»
7
Market encroachments on the rise as Eid shopping begins
... but in fact in Saddar and others areas the camps of anti-encroachment teams were removed to give a free hand to the pathara mafia. «Daily Times, Jul 15»
8
APC could have lost 2015 poll without PDP defectors – Shehu Sani
But, we must be very frank to tell ourselves the truth that parliamentarians must be given the free hand to elect who they want and there should ... «The Punch, Jul 15»
9
4 Keys to an Awesome Offside Turn
As your free hand comes off the handle, think about your reach and inside hip moving forward toward your direction of travel together. Do not let ... «Water Ski Online, Jul 15»
10
HC gives police free hand against strong-arm tactics | Chennai …
... illegal building in George Town in North Chennai, the Madras high court on Friday gave police a free hand to take action against the lawyers. «NYOOOZ, Jul 15»

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