But that's how it's understood in idiomatic English (not necessarily to be with you, although that's usually true, but to do something specific). If A asks B, "Are you free tomorrow afternoon?" B assumes that A has something in mind that A hopes B can do at that time. There would be no other reason for A to ask the question!Are you free that night? As I
know ofunderstand the underlined word, it doesn't mean having time available beingto be with me.
I might be cautious about saying Are you free tomorrow night? to someone who goes to gaol regularly. Then it might be misinterpreted.I don't know why native speakers would be puzzled - used in the given context, both versions of your question seems quite clear and unambiguous to me.
I might be cautious about saying Are you free tomorrow night? to someone who goes to gaol regularly. Then it might be misinterpreted.
According to the WordReference dictionary, there are 30 different senses. http://www.wordreference.com/definition/freeMeanings of free.
1. Not busy.
2. Not charging.
3. Not jailed.
Are there any other uses of it?