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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

Leadership is diving for a loose ball, getting the crowd involved, getting other players involved. It's being able to take it as well as dish it out. That's the only way you're going to get respect from the players.
Larry Bird

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

We look at life from the back side of the tapestry. And most of the time, what we see is loose threads, tangled knots and the like. But occasionally, God's light shines through the tapestry, and we get a glimpse of the larger design with God weaving together the darks and lights of existence.
John Piper

I've never been a very prolific person, so when creativity flows, it flows. I find myself scribbling on little notepads and pieces of loose paper, which results in a very small portion of my writings to ever show up in true form.
Kurt Cobain
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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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