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FREE AGENT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does free agent mean? 

FREE AGENT (noun)
  The noun FREE AGENT has 2 senses:

1. (sports) a professional athlete who is free to sign a contract to play for any team
2. someone acting freely or even irresponsibly

  Familiarity information: FREE AGENT used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


FREE AGENT (noun)


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Meaning:

(sports) a professional athlete who is free to sign a contract to play for any team

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("free agent" is a kind of...):

pro; professional (an athlete who plays for pay)

Domain category:

athletics; sport (an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition)


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Meaning:

Someone acting freely or even irresponsibly

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

free spirit; freewheeler; free agent

Hypernyms ("free agent" is a kind of...):

individual; mortal; person; somebody; someone; soul (a human being)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "free agent"):

free-liver (someone who gratifies physical appetites (especially for food and drink) with more than the usual freedom)


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