See also: -vrij



  • IPA(key): /vrɛi/
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  • Hyphenation: vrij
  • Rhymes: -ɛi̯

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Dutch vri, from Old Dutch frī, from Proto-West Germanic *frī, from Proto-Germanic *frijaz, which derives from Proto-Indo-European *preyH- (to be fond of). Related to vrijen (to love), vrijdag (friday), vriend (friend), vrouw (woman), and vrede (peace).


vrij (comparative vrijer, superlative vrijst)

  1. free; not imprisoned or enslaved.
    Ik ben geen nummer, ik ben een vrij man!I am not a number, I am a free man!
  2. free; unconstrained.
    Hij had de vrije hand over het land.He had a free hand over the land.
  3. free; unobstructed, without blockages.
    De afvoer was vrij.The drain was clear.
  4. free; without obligations.
    vrije tijdfree time
Inflection of vrij
uninflected vrij
inflected vrije
comparative vrijer
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial vrij vrijer het vrijst
het vrijste
indefinite m./f. sing. vrije vrijere vrijste
n. sing. vrij vrijer vrijste
plural vrije vrijere vrijste
definite vrije vrijere vrijste
partitive vrijs vrijers
Derived termsEdit


  • Indonesian: prei (holiday, free, doing nothing)



  1. fairly, rather, quite, very.
    Hij is vrij betrouwbaarHe is fairly trustworthy
    De computer waarmee ik werk is vrij oud.The computer with which I work is quite old.

Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the main entry.



  1. first-person singular present indicative of vrijen
  2. imperative of vrijen