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Definition of Loose


  1. Unbound; untied; unsewed; not attached, fastened, fixed, or confined; as, the loose sheets of a book.
  2. Free from constraint or obligation; not bound by duty, habit, etc. ; -- with from or of.
  3. Not tight or close; as, a loose garment.
  4. Not dense, close, compact, or crowded; as, a cloth of loose texture.
  5. Not precise or exact; vague; indeterminate; as, a loose style, or way of reasoning.
  6. Not strict in matters of morality; not rigid according to some standard of right.
  7. Unconnected; rambling.
  8. Lax; not costive; having lax bowels.
  9. Dissolute; unchaste; as, a loose man or woman.
  10. Containing or consisting of obscene or unchaste language; as, a loose epistle.
  11. Freedom from restraint.
  12. A letting go; discharge.
  13. To untie or unbind; to free from any fastening; to remove the shackles or fastenings of; to set free; to relieve.
  14. To release from anything obligatory or burdensome; to disengage; hence, to absolve; to remit.
  15. To relax; to loosen; to make less strict.
  16. To solve; to interpret.
  17. To set sail.

Loose Quotations

Life's not fair, is it? Some of us drink champagne in the fast lane, and some of us eat our sandwiches by the loose chippings on the A597.
Victoria Wood

I'm not concerned about all hell breaking loose, but that a PART of hell will break loose... it'll be much harder to detect.
George Carlin

Pigeons are among the most maligned urban wildlife despite the fact that human beings brought them to our shores and turned them loose in our cities - not something that they chose.
Ingrid Newkirk

I tend to be conversational and loose with dialogue in general, not out of disrespect for the source material but because that's the way I work.
Clark Duke

I like to listed to the adventurous guys - the Coltranes, Miles Davis, the guys who just let it loose.
Herb Alpert
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Loose Translations

loose in Dutch is mul, rul
loose in German is lose, verlassen, verlassen
loose in Hungarian is megereszkedett, elszabadult, nem pontos, feslett
loose in Italian is lasco, lasciare, poco stretto, floscio
loose in Latin is laxus
loose in Portuguese is frouxo
loose in Spanish is languido, flojo, suelto
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