Meaning of loose

Definition of loose

(adj) not compact or dense in structure or arrangement; "loose gravel"
(of a ball in sport) not in the possession or control of any player; "a loose ball"
not tight; not closely constrained or constricted or constricting; "loose clothing"; "the large shoes were very loose"
not officially recognized or controlled; "an informal agreement"; "a loose organization of the local farmers"
not literal; "a loose interpretation of what she had been told"; "a free translation of the poem"
emptying easily or excessively; "loose bowels"
not affixed; "the stamp came loose"
not tense or taut; "the old man's skin hung loose and grey"; "slack and wrinkled skin"; "slack sails"; "a slack rope"; "a slack grip"
(of textures) full of small openings or gaps; "an open texture"; "a loose weave"
lacking a sense of restraint or responsibility; "idle talk"; "a loose tongue"
not carefully arranged in a package; "a box of loose nails"
having escaped, especially from confinement; "a convict still at large"; "searching for two escaped prisoners"; "dogs loose on the streets"; "criminals on the loose in the neighborhood"
casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior; "her easy virtue"; "he was told to avoid loose (or light) women"; "wanton behavior"
(adv) without restraint; "cows in India are running loose"
(verb) grant freedom to; free from confinement
turn loose or free from restraint; "let loose mines"; "Loose terrible plagues upon humanity"
(adj) made clean by scrubbing; "fresh-scrubbed floors"; "boys with scrubbed necks and faces"
(verb) become loose or looser or less tight; "The noose loosened"; "the rope relaxed"

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