Loose definitions

lo͝os
Not fastened, restrained, or contained.

Loose bricks.

adjective
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Not taut, fixed, or rigid.

A loose anchor line; a loose chair leg.

adjective
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Characterized by a free movement of fluids in the body.

A loose cough; loose bowels.

adjective
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Free from confinement or imprisonment; unfettered.

Criminals loose in the neighborhood; dogs that are loose on the streets.

adjective
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Not tight-fitting or tightly fitted.

Loose shoes.

adjective
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3
Not bound, bundled, stapled, or gathered together.

Loose papers.

adjective
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Not compact or dense in arrangement or structure.

Loose gravel.

adjective
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Lacking a sense of restraint or responsibility; idle.

Loose talk.

adjective
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4
Not formal; relaxed.

A loose atmosphere at the club.

adjective
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Lacking conventional moral restraint in sexual behavior.
adjective
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Not literal or exact.

A loose translation.

adjective
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3
In a loose manner.
adverb
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To let loose; release.

Loosed the dogs.

verb
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To make loose; undo.

Loosed his belt.

verb
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2
To cast loose; detach.

Hikers loosing their packs at camp.

verb
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To let fly; discharge.

Loosed an arrow.

verb
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To release pressure or obligation from; absolve.

Loosed her from the responsibility.

verb
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Not confined or restrained; free; unbound.
adjective
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Moving freely; not contained in a special holder, package, binding, etc.

Loose salt, loose change in one's pocket.

adjective
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To make less strict; relax.

A leader's strong authority that was loosed by easy times.

verb
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Relaxed; easy; unconstrained.
adjective
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Not in the possession of either team.

A foul committed while the basketball was loose.

adjective
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3
Readily available; not put away under lock and key.

Loose cash.

adjective
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2
Not firmly fastened down, on, or in.

A loose tooth, a loose wheel.

adjective
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Not taut; slack.
adjective
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Not tight; giving enough room.

Loose clothing.

adjective
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3
Not compact or compactly constructed.

Loose soil, a loose frame.

adjective
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3
Not restrained; irresponsible.

Loose talk.

adjective
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2
Not precise or close; inexact.

A loose translation.

adjective
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2
Sexually immoral or promiscuous.
adjective
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Loosely; in a loose manner.
adverb
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To make loose; loosen.
  • To set free; unbind.
  • To free from an obligation or responsibility; absolve.
verb
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To let fly; release.

To loose an arrow into the air.

verb
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No longer fixed or fully attached, as a tooth.
adjective
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0
Not compact or dense in arrangement or structure.
adjective
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1
Relating to a cough that is accompanied by the production of mucus.
adjective
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Characterized by the unrestrained movement of bodily fluids, especially in the gastrointestinal tract.
adjective
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Not fixed in place tightly or firmly.

This wheelbarrow has a loose wheel.

adjective
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Not precise or exact; vague; indeterminate.

A loose way of reasoning.

adjective
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You can buy apples in a pack, but they are cheaper loose.

adjective
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Loose talk costs lives.

adjective
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(dated) Free from moral restraint; immoral, unchaste.
adjective
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(dated) Not costive; having lax bowels.

adjective
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Not under control.

The dog is loose again.

adjective
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(not comparable, sports) Not being in the possession of any competing team during a game.

He caught an elbow going after a loose ball.

The puck was momentarily loose right in front of the net.

adjective
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I wear loose clothes when it is hot.

adjective
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anagrams
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The definition of loose is something unbound, available, or not tight.

An example of loose is a dog not on a leash.

An example of loose is a hand full of cash in your pocket.

An example of loose is a pair of baggy pants.

adjective
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Not compact.

It is difficult walking on loose gravel.

A cloth of loose texture.

adjective
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(archery) Begin shooting; release your arrows.
interjection
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She danced with a loose flowing movement.

adjective
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(archery) The release of an arrow.
noun
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Not strained or hard.

A loose cough.

adjective
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Moving freely or excessively.

Loose bowels.

adjective
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To let loose, to free from restraints.
verb
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verb
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To make less tight, to loosen.
verb
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(intransitive) Of a grip or hold, to let go.
verb
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(archery) To shoot (an arrow)
verb
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(sports)
noun
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Freedom from restraint.

noun
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A letting go; discharge.

noun
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Common misspelling of lose.

I'm going to loose this game.

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Origin of loose

Middle English louse, los from Old Norse lauss leu- in Indo-European roots