Definitions for loose

Definitions for (verb) loose

Main entry: loose, loosen, relax

Definition: become loose or looser or less tight

Usage: The noose loosened; the rope relaxed

Main entry: loose, loosen

Definition: make loose or looser

Usage: loosen the tension on a rope

Main entry: unleash, let loose, loose

Definition: turn loose or free from restraint

Usage: let loose mines; Loose terrible plagues upon humanity

Main entry: release, liberate, loose, free, unloose, unloosen

Definition: grant freedom to; free from confinement

Definitions for (adj) loose

Main entry: loose, unaffixed

Definition: not affixed

Usage: the stamp came loose

Main entry: easy, promiscuous, light, loose, wanton, sluttish

Definition: casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior

Usage: her easy virtue; he was told to avoid loose (or light) women; wanton behavior

Main entry: loose

Definition: not compact or dense in structure or arrangement

Usage: loose gravel

Main entry: loose

Definition: (of a ball in sport) not in the possession or control of any player

Usage: a loose ball

Main entry: lax, loose

Definition: emptying easily or excessively

Usage: loose bowels

Main entry: liberal, loose, free

Definition: not literal

Usage: a loose interpretation of what she had been told; a free translation of the poem

Main entry: escaped, loose, at large, on the loose

Definition: having escaped, especially from confinement

Usage: a convict still at large; searching for two escaped prisoners; dogs loose on the streets; criminals on the loose in the neighborhood

Main entry: loose

Definition: not tight; not closely constrained or constricted or constricting

Usage: loose clothing; the large shoes were very loose

Main entry: loose, informal

Definition: not officially recognized or controlled

Usage: an informal agreement; a loose organization of the local farmers

Main entry: loose

Definition: not carefully arranged in a package

Usage: a box of loose nails

Main entry: loose, idle

Definition: lacking a sense of restraint or responsibility

Usage: idle talk; a loose tongue

Main entry: open, loose

Definition: (of textures) full of small openings or gaps

Usage: an open texture; a loose weave

Main entry: slack, loose

Definition: not tense or taut

Usage: the old man's skin hung loose and grey; slack and wrinkled skin; slack sails; a slack rope

Definitions for (adv) loose

Main entry: loose, free

Definition: without restraint

Usage: cows in India are running loose

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