Free verse (n... Free (v... Also freespirited, 1670s, from free (adj. spirited. Movie (n... 1912 (perhaps 1908) shortened form of moving picture in the cinematographic sense (1896. As an adjective from 1913. Movie star attested from 1913. Another early name for it was photoplay. "generous, liberal, 1650s, from free (adj. handed.