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Definitions of loose

  1. To set free; unbind; disengage; relax. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2. To free from any fastening: to release: to relax. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3. To release; relax. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  4. To free; release; unbind; disengage. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. To set sail. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6. (B.) To set sail. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. become loose or looser or less tight; "The noose loosened"; "the rope relaxed" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. make loose or looser; "loosen the tension on a rope" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. To unbind; to free from any fastening; to relax; to liberate; to free from obligation; to relieve; to undo; to remit; to absolve. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. To untie or unbind; to release or set at liberty; to let go; to remit or absolve; to set sail. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  11. Unbound; untied; unsewed; not attached, fastened, fixed, or confined; as, the loose sheets of a book. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Not tight or close; as, a loose garment. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. Not dense, close, compact, or crowded; as, a cloth of loose texture. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. Not precise or exact; vague; indeterminate; as, a loose style, or way of reasoning. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. Not strict in matters of morality; not rigid according to some standard of right. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. Unconnected; rambling. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. Lax; not costive; having lax bowels. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. Dissolute; unchaste; as, a loose man or woman. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. Containing or consisting of obscene or unchaste language; as, a loose epistle. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. Free from constraint or obligation; not bound by duty, habit, etc. ; - with from or of. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. Loosest. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  22. Loosing. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  23. A letting go; discharge. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. Looseness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  25. Looser. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  26. Loosely. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  27. not literal; "a loose interpretation of what she had been told"; "a free translation of the poem" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  28. lacking a sense of restraint or responsibility; "idle talk"; "a loose tongue" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  29. not officially recognized or controlled; "an informal agreement"; "a loose organization of the local farmers" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  30. emptying easily or excessively; "loose bowels" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  31. not restrained or confined or attached; "a pocket full of loose bills"; "knocked the ball loose"; "got loose from his attacker" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  32. not affixed; "the stamp came loose" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  33. not bound or fastened or gathered together; "loose pages"; "loose papers" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  34. not compact or dense in structure or arrangement; "loose gravel" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  35. (of a ball in sport) not in the possession or control of any player; "a loose ball" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  36. freely producing mucus; "a loose phlegmy cough" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  37. not tense or taut; "the old man's skin hung loose and gray"; "slack and wrinkled skin"; "slack sails"; "a slack rope" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  38. not tight; not closely constrained or constricted or constricting; "loose clothing"; "the large shoes were very loose" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  39. not carefully arranged in a package; "a box of loose nails" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  40. not fixed firmly or tightly; "the bolts became loose over time"; "a loose chair leg"; "loose bricks" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  41. (of textures) full of small openings or gaps; "an open texture"; "a loose weave" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  42. To untie or unbind; to free from any fastening; to remove the shackles or fastenings of; to set free; to relieve. Webster Dictionary DB
  43. To release from anything obligatory or burdensome; to disengage; hence, to absolve; to remit. Webster Dictionary DB
  44. To relax; to loosen; to make less strict. Webster Dictionary DB
  45. To solve; to interpret. Webster Dictionary DB
  46. Not fast; unbound; not tight; vague; unconnected; not close or compact in substance or texture; not careful in morals. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  47. Slack, free: unbound: not confined: not compact: not strict: unrestrained: licentious: inattentive. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  48. Unbound; unconfined; not strict; licentious. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  49. Not fastened confined, or compact. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  50. Lax; slack; dissolute. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  51. Indefinite; vague. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  52. Unbound; slack; not tight; not compact; not concise; vague; not strict; lax; unconnected; having a flux from the bowels; unrestrained; licentious; containing unchaste language; free. To break loose, to escape from confinement or restraint. To let loose, to set at liberty. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  53. Unbound; not fastened or confined; slack; not tight or close; not precise or exact; vague; rambling; lax, as the bowels; not concise; not accurate; at liberty; wanton; inattentive. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  54. Loosed. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for loose

  1. Cast 'im loose sir, an' gi'n 'im leave of absence as long as 'e pleases. – Charlie to the Rescue by R.M. Ballantyne
  2. " While Van Horn's loose Jim," said Tenison one day, " you're the man that's in danger; don't forget that." – Laramie Holds the Range by Frank H. Spearman
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