freelance

/free"lans', -lahns', -lans", -lahns"/, n., v., freelanced, freelancing, adj., adv.
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.
3. to act or work as a freelance: The illustrator used to be employed by us but is freelancing now.
v.t.
4. to produce, sell, or accomplish as a freelance: to freelance a magazine article.
adj.
5. of or pertaining to a freelance or the work of a freelance: a freelance writer; freelance copyediting.
adv.
6. in the manner of a freelance: She works freelance.
Also, free-lance.
[FREE + LANCE1]

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Universalium. 2010.

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