"loose" Definition

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

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Position in dictionary: 58241 of 111710 words.
Word Type: superl., superl., superl., superl., superl., superl., superl., superl., superl., superl., n., n., a., a., a., a., v. i.,
Words that start with "loose": 9
Words that end with "loose": 3
Words that contain "loose": 12
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English Dictionary Definition of loose

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