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free state

Noun free state has 3 senses
  1. Maryland, Old Line State, Free State, MD - a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies
    --1 is a kind of American state
    --1 is a part of Mid-Atlantic states
    --1 has parts:
     Aberdeen; Annapolis, capital of Maryland; Baltimore; Fort Meade, Fort George Gordon Meade, Fort George G. Meade; Frederick; Hagerstown; Chesapeake Bay; Potomac, Potomac River; Susquehanna, Susquehanna River
  2. free state - any state prohibiting slavery prior to the Civil War
    --2 is a kind of
    American state
    --2 is a part of Union, North
    Antonyms: slave state
  3. Free State, Orange Free State - a province in central South Africa that was colonized by the Boers; named Free State in 1997
    --3 is a kind of state, province
    --3 is a part of South Africa, Republic of South Africa
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