• adjective (an independent worker) who works for several different companies but is not employed by any of them
  • adverb selling your work to various firms, but not being employed by any of them
  • verb to do work for several firms but not be employed by any of them
  • verb to send work out to be done by a freelancer

Information & Library Science

  • adverb working for anyone who will pay for your skills rather than employed by one company


  • noun someone, especially a politician, who is not committed to any group and takes action or forms alliances independently