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loose - Dictionary definition and meaning for word loose

Definition
(verb) grant freedom to; free from confinement
Synonyms : free , liberate , release , unloose , unloosen

Definition
(verb) turn loose or free from restraint
Synonyms : let loose , unleash
Example Sentence
  • let loose mines
  • Loose terrible plagues upon humanity

Definition
(verb) make loose or looser
Synonyms : loosen
Example Sentence
  • loosen the tension on a rope

Definition
(verb) become loose or looser or less tight
Synonyms : loosen , relax
Example Sentence
  • The noose loosened
  • the rope relaxed

Definition
(adj) not compact or dense in structure or arrangement
Example Sentence
  • loose gravel

Definition
(adj) (of a ball in sport) not in the possession or control of any player
Example Sentence
  • a loose ball

Definition
(adj) not tight; not closely constrained or constricted or constricting
Example Sentence
  • loose clothing
  • the large shoes were very loose

Definition
(adj) not officially recognized or controlled
Synonyms : informal
Example Sentence
  • an informal agreement
  • a loose organization of the local farmers

Definition
(adj) not literal
Synonyms : free , liberal
Example Sentence
  • a loose interpretation of what she had been told
  • a free translation of the poem

Definition
(adj) emptying easily or excessively
Synonyms : lax
Example Sentence
  • loose bowels

Definition
(adj) not affixed
Synonyms : unaffixed
Example Sentence
  • the stamp came loose

Definition
(adj) not tense or taut
Synonyms : slack
Example Sentence
  • the old man's skin hung loose and grey
  • slack and wrinkled skin
  • slack sails
  • a slack rope

Definition
(adj) (of textures) full of small openings or gaps
Synonyms : open
Example Sentence
  • an open texture
  • a loose weave

Definition
(adj) lacking a sense of restraint or responsibility
Synonyms : idle
Example Sentence
  • idle talk
  • a loose tongue

Definition
(adj) not carefully arranged in a package
Example Sentence
  • a box of loose nails

Definition
(adj) having escaped, especially from confinement
Synonyms : at large , escaped , on the loose
Example Sentence
  • a convict still at large
  • searching for two escaped prisoners
  • dogs loose on the streets
  • criminals on the loose in the neighborhood

Definition
(adj) casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior
Synonyms : easy , light , promiscuous , sluttish , wanton
Example Sentence
  • her easy virtue
  • he was told to avoid loose (or light) women
  • wanton behavior

Definition
(adv) without restraint
Synonyms : free
Example Sentence
  • cows in India are running loose

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for loose

differ it from ''lose'':- LOOOOSE:- could mean very non-fitting. Like unappropriate, unmatched.
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