- free|ly [ˈfri:li] adv1.) without anyone stopping or limiting something▪ the country's first freely elected president▪ EU members are allowed to travel freely between member states.talk/speak/write etc freely▪ In France he could write freely, without fear of arrest.▪ We went outside so that we could talk freely without being overheard.2.) if something moves freely, it moves smoothly and nothing prevents it from doing this▪ She was breathing freely .▪ If your muscles are tense, blood cannot circulate freely .▪ The leg injury was preventing him from moving freely .3.) freely availablevery easy to obtain▪ Information is freely available on the Internet.4.) freely admit/acknowledge sthto agree that something is true, even though telling the truth is difficult or embarrassing▪ They freely admitted using the drug.5.) generously and willingly▪ She gave freely to charity.
Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.