—n.Also,free lance. 1. Also,freelancer.a person who works as a writer, designer, performer, or the like, selling work or services by the hour, day, job, etc., rather than working on a regular salary basis for one employer.
2. a person who contends in a cause or in a succession of various causes, as he or she chooses, without personal attachment or allegiance.
—v.i. to act or work as a freelance: The illustrator used to be employed by us but is freelancing now.
—v.t. to produce, sell, or accomplish as a freelance: to freelance a magazine article.
—adj. of or pertaining to a freelance or the work of a freelance: a freelance writer; freelance copyediting.
—adv. in the manner of a freelance: She works freelance.Also,free'-lance".