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Definitions of loose:
  • verb:   make loose or looser
    Example: "Loosen the tension on a rope"
  • verb:   become loose or looser or less tight
    Example: "The noose loosened"
  • verb:   turn loose or free from restraint
    Example: "Let loose mines"
  • verb:   grant freedom to; free from confinement
  • adjective:   not tight; not closely constrained or constricted or constricting
    Example: "Loose clothing"
  • adjective:   not carefully arranged in a package
    Example: "A box of loose nails"
  • adjective:   not fixed firmly or tightly
    Example: "The bolts became loose over time"
  • adjective:   (of textures) full of small openings or gaps
    Example: "A loose weave"
  • adjective:   not tense or taut
    Example: "The old man's skin hung loose and gray"
  • adjective:   not bound or fastened or gathered together
    Example: "Loose pages"
  • adjective:   not compact or dense in structure or arrangement
    Example: "Loose gravel"
  • adjective:   (of a ball in sport) not in the possession or control of any player
    Example: "A loose ball"
  • adjective:   not restrained or confined or attached
    Example: "A pocket full of loose bills"
  • adjective:   freely producing mucus
    Example: "A loose phlegmy cough"
  • adjective:   not officially recognized or controlled
    Example: "A loose organization of the local farmers"
  • adjective:   lacking a sense of restraint or responsibility
    Example: "A loose tongue"
  • adjective:   not affixed
    Example: "The stamp came loose"
  • adjective:   emptying easily or excessively
    Example: "Loose bowels"
  • adjective:   not literal
    Example: "A loose interpretation of what she had been told"
  • adjective:   casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior
    Example: "He was told to avoid loose (or light) women"
  • adjective:   having escaped, especially from confinement
    Example: "Dogs loose on the streets"
  • adverb:   without restraint
    Example: "Cows in India are running loose"
  • name:  A surname (rare: 1 in 100000 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #13467)

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