Definition of free agent in English:

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free agent

Pronunciation: /frē ˈājənt/


1A person who does not have any commitments that restrict their actions.
Example sentences
  • He allows her to travel with him on the condition that it is a temporary arrangement - that he is a free agent and is not in any way committed to her.
  • The dot com revolution spawned a whole new generation of savvy, job hopping free agents who each said proudly they were their own security.
  • However, we should keep in mind that Senators to some extent are free agents.
1.1A sports player who is not bound by a contract and so is eligible to join any team.
Example sentences
  • The team will focus on keeping its players rather than signing free agents.
  • Once they decide on two or three players, the other free agents will have to scramble to find a big contract elsewhere.
  • The team focused on signing free agents and drafting players that would put the team before themselves.

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Syllabification: free a·gent

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