Definition of gratis in English:

gratis

Line breaks: gra¦tis
Pronunciation: /ˈɡratɪs
 
, ˈɡrɑː-, ˈɡreɪ-/

adverb

Without charge; free: a monthly programme was issued gratis
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
free of charge, free, without charge, for nothing, at no cost, without payment, without paying, freely, gratuitously

adjective

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Given or done for nothing; free: gratis books
More example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

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

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