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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

Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion; it is not the expression of personality, but an escape from personality. But, of course, only those who have personality and emotions know what it means to want to escape from these things.
T. S. Eliot

I want someone that I can have fun with and laugh with. I love to laugh, and I'm really sarcastic, so it's important that she can take a joke. I think if you are going to be with someone for a while, you really need someone you can let loose with and let go of all the stress of the day.
Matt Lanter

Sometimes you have to confront your demons and sometimes even let them loose to genuinely find a place where you can gain some understanding.
Peter Mullan

Your dresses should be tight enough to show you're a woman and loose enough to show you're a lady.
Edith Head

The world is filled with violence. Because criminals carry guns, we decent law-abiding citizens should also have guns. Otherwise they will win and the decent people will loose.
James Earl Jones
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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