Definition of gratis in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɡratɪs/
Pronunciation: /ˈɡrɑːtɪs/ Pronunciation: /ˈɡreɪtɪs/


Without charge; free: a monthly programme was issued gratis
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  • Thus, you should be free to redistribute copies, either with or without modifications, either gratis or charging a fee for distribution, to anyone anywhere.
  • In Rome, state-salaried masters in each of the city districts or rioni taught poor students gratis and were allowed to charge a fee to whoever could pay.
  • If I ever win the lottery, I'd offer my services gratis to these fine institutions and show them how one really determines whether or not someone qualifies for coverage.
free of charge, free, without charge, for nothing, at no cost, without payment, without paying, freely, gratuitously


Given or done for nothing; free: gratis books
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  • He agreed - probably as compensation for doing some gratis proofreading of his book - and we spent half an hour on the phone Sunday evening.
  • If your brother doesn't give you a copy gratis, you'll just punch him.
  • I'd offer to send you my copy gratis but there are still some relevant sections that I have yet to plunder and research.


Late Middle English: from Latin, contraction of gratiis 'as a kindness', from gratia 'grace, kindness'.

Words that rhyme with gratis

Attis, lattice

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