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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.
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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