loose definition

  • adjective:
    • maybe not fastened, restrained, or contained: free bricks.
    • Not taut, fixed, or rigid: a loose anchor range; a loose chair leg.
    • Free from confinement or imprisonment; unfettered: crooks loose into the community; dogs that are loose in the roads.
    • Not tight-fitting or tightly fitted: free footwear.
    • maybe not bound, bundled, stapled, or collected collectively: loose papers.
    • maybe not compact or heavy in arrangement or construction: loose gravel.
    • Lacking a sense of discipline or responsibility; idle: loose talk.
    • perhaps not formal; calm: a loose environment at the club.
    • poor conventional moral discipline in intimate behavior.
    • Not literal or exact: a loose interpretation.
    • described as a free motion of fluids in the body: a loose cough; free bowels.
    • maybe not fixed in position firmly or firmly.
    • perhaps not held or packed together.
    • Not in order.
    • Not fitting closely
    • Not compact.
    • Casual.
    • Indiscreet.
    • without moral discipline; immoral, unchaste.
    • not-being when you look at the possession of every competing staff during a-game.
    • Unbound; untied; unsewed; maybe not connected, fastened, fixed, or restricted.
    • clear of constraint or obligation; not limited by responsibility, habit, etc.; -- with from or of.
    • Not tight or close.
    • perhaps not heavy, close, small, or crowded.
    • Not precise or specific; unclear; indeterminate.
    • maybe not rigid in matters of morality; not rigid in accordance with some standard of right.
    • Unconnected; rambling.
    • Lax; maybe not costive; having lax bowels.
    • Dissolute; unchaste.
    • Containing or composed of obscene or unchaste language.
    • maybe not tight; maybe not closely constrained or constricted or constricting
    • perhaps not literal
    • emptying effortlessly or overly
    • not carefully arranged in a package
    • perhaps not officially acknowledged or controlled
    • (of textures) full of small openings or gaps
    • informal and unrestrained in sexual behavior
    • (of a ball in sport) maybe not in ownership or control over any player
    • lacking a feeling of discipline or responsibility
    • having escaped, specifically from confinement
    • not anxious or tight
    • not small or heavy in framework or arrangement
    • not attached
  • adverb:
    • In a loose manner.
    • without restraint
  • verb-transitive:
    • to allow loose; launch: loosed the puppies.
    • to create loose; undo: loosed their gear.
    • To throw free; detach: hikers loosing their particular packs at camp.
    • To let fly; discharge: loosed an arrow.
    • to discharge stress or responsibility from; absolve: loosed this lady from obligation.
    • to create less limiting; flake out: a leader's powerful expert that has been loosed by simple times.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • to be loose.
    • To discharge a missile; fire.
    • setting sail.
  • idiom:
    • in the loose at-large; no-cost.
    • regarding the free Acting in an uninhibited manner.
  • verb:
    • to allow loose, to clear of restraints.
    • To unfasten, to loosen.
    • to produce less tight, to loosen.
    • Of a grip or hold, to allow get.
    • to capture (an arrow)
    • setting sail.
    • typical misspelling of drop.
    • To untie or unbind; to free from any fastening; to remove the shackles or fastenings of; to set free; to alleviate.
    • to produce from everything obligatory or burdensome; to disengage; therefore, to absolve; to remit.
    • To relax; to loosen; to create less strict.
    • to fix; to interpret.
    • make loose or looser
    • grant freedom to; free of confinement
    • change loose or free of discipline
    • become loose or looser or less tight
  • noun:
    • The release of an arrow.
    • a situation of laxity or indulgence; unrestrained freedom, abandonment.
    • Freedom from discipline.
    • A letting go; release.
    • Freedom from discipline; permit.
    • The act of permitting go or permitting fly; discharge; shot.
    • an answer of an issue or description of a problem.
    • The privilege of switching on cattle on commons.
    • In Rugby foot-ball, that an element of the play where basketball journeys easily from player to player, as distinguished through the scrimmage.
    • In mining, the end of a shift. In addition loosing-time. When the workmen leave, the gap is said to be ‘loosed away.’
    • In archery: The act of releasing the bow-string and discharging the arrow.
    • The mode of performing this act, which differs among different individuals.
  • interjection:
    • start shooting; launch your arrows
  • others:
    • maybe not fast or restricted; not fastened; unattached; without discipline or obligation; not bound to some other or collectively; without bonds, ties, or attachments; at liberty: as, free sheets of a novel; free tresses of tresses; free improvement in one's pocket; to split free; becoming set loose; to reduce free from bad practices.
    • Not tight or near; without close union or modification; somewhat or slackly joined up with: since, a loose knot; loose clothes; a loose league or confederation.
    • perhaps not dense or compact; having interstices or intervals; open or expanded: as, fabric of free surface; a loose order of struggle.
    • perhaps not concise or condensed; desiring precision or connection of components; diffuse; rambling: as, a loose model of writing; free reasoning; a loose selection of details.
    • Not specific in meaning; indefinite; vague; unsure.
    • Lax; calm; slack; desiring retentiveness or power of restraint: as, free bowels; loose ties; a loose bond of union.
    • Lax in personality or high quality; perhaps not strict or precise; reckless; slovenly: because, a loose building for the constitution; a loose mode of performing business; loose morality.
    • Lax in principle or conduct; free from ethical restraint; wanton; dissolute; unchaste: since, a loose woman; loose behavior.
    • Disengaged; free; separate: with from or of.
    • Seemingly communicative; frank; open; candid.
    • to help make loose or no-cost; release from whatever restrains, confines, or hampers; set at freedom; disengage; discharge from constraint, responsibility, or penalty.
    • To disengage the your hands on; undo; unfasten; untie.
    • To relax; loosen; make or let loose, partly or wholly: because, to loose sail; to loose a person's hold or grasp.
    • To solve; describe.
    • Synonyms To unfasten, let go, detach, disconnect, absolve, acquit.
    • to do the work of loosening; make or set loose one thing; release a hold, unmoor a ship, shoot an arrow, and/or like.
    • In chem., not along with whatever else: as, carbon dioxid free into the blood. The term no-cost is much more widely used inside feeling.
    • In geology, incoherent, as unconsolidated sands.
    • In coal-mining, free at the stops or edges: placed on a working-place when the coal has been previously mined on both sides: as, free at one end, loose at one side, etc.
    • In archery, to discharge (the bowstring) following the bow is attracted, therefore discharging the arrow.

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