1. [Adjective]: tolerant of change; not bound by authoritarianism, orthodoxy, or tradition

2. [Noun]: a person who favors an economic theory of laissez-faire and self-regulating markets

3. [Noun]: a person who favors a political philosophy of progress and reform and the protection of civil liberties

4. not literal; "a loose interpretation of what she had been told"; "a free translation of the poem"

5. having political or social views favoring reform and progress

6. given or giving freely; "was a big tipper"; "the bounteous goodness of God"; "bountiful compliments"; "a freehanded host"; "a handsome allowance"; "Saturday''s child is loving and giving"; "a liberal backer of the arts"; "a munificent gift"; "her fond and

7. showing or characterized by broad-mindedness; "a broad political stance"; "generous and broad sympathies"; "a liberal newspaper"; "tolerant of his opponent''s opinions"

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