Definition of free period in English:

free period


  • A set division of the school day that is not allocated to a lesson.

    ‘teachers use free periods for marking work, doing lesson plans, and the like’
    • ‘The friends were on a free period when they headed towards the city centre to do some Christmas shopping.’
    • ‘Facing criticism about skipped classes, some students opted to use their lunch or free periods to protest.’
    • ‘Students no longer enjoy free periods, except lunch, and must eat only in the cafeteria, not on the spacious grounds.’
    • ‘Teachers in their free period or after school would sit together and help each other in translating these songs into Gujarati.’
    • ‘Jessica said her 8-year-old son would take his Bible to school to read during a free period.’
    • ‘The friends used to play tag during a free period, a tradition they had until the last day of high school.’
    • ‘Each participant viewed brief video clips of himself following simple adult instructions just prior to the unit's afternoon free period.’
    • ‘Teachers teach five of the seven periods and often plan lessons together during the school day on their free periods.’
    • ‘We were Muslim therefore when scripture was on we had a free period during the week.’
    • ‘Perhaps your friend could even teach the lessons at the school, during lunch or a free period, or after school.’