loose

  1. adjective
    not fixed firmly or tightly; "the bolts became loose over time"; "a loose chair leg"; "loose bricks"
  2. adjective
    lacking a sense of restraint or responsibility; "idle talk"; "a loose tongue"
  3. adjective
    (of textures) full of small openings or gaps; "an open texture"; "a loose weave"
  4. adjective
    not affixed; "the stamp came loose"
  5. adjective
    not bound or fastened or gathered together; "loose pages"; "loose papers"
  6. adjective
    casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior; "her easy virtue"; "he was told to avoid loose (or light) women"; "wanton behavior"
  7. verb
    become loose or looser or less tight; "The noose loosened"; "the rope relaxed"
  8. verb
    make loose or looser; "loosen the tension on a rope"
  9. adjective
    not compact or dense in structure or arrangement; "loose gravel"
  10. adjective
    not literal; "a loose interpretation of what she had been told"; "a free translation of the poem"
  11. adjective
    having escaped, especially from confinement; "a convict still at large"; "searching for two escaped prisoners"; "dogs loose on the streets"; "criminals on the loose in the neighborhood"
  12. adjective
    not restrained or confined or attached; "a pocket full of loose bills"; "knocked the ball loose"; "got loose from his attacker"
  13. adjective
    (of a ball in sport) not in the possession or control of any player; "a loose ball"
  14. adjective
    emptying easily or excessively; "loose bowels"
  15. adverb
    without restraint; "cows in India are running loose"
  16. adjective
    not tense or taut; "the old man``s skin hung loose and gray"; "slack and wrinkled skin"; "slack sails"; "a slack rope"
  17. verb
    turn loose or free from restraint; "let loose mines"; "Loose terrible plagues upon humanity"
  18. adjective
    not tight; not closely constrained or constricted or constricting; "loose clothing"; "the large shoes were very loose"
  19. adjective
    not carefully arranged in a package; "a box of loose nails"
  20. adjective
    freely producing mucus; "a loose phlegmy cough"
  21. adjective
    not officially recognized or controlled; "an informal agreement"; "a loose organization of the local farmers"
  22. verb
    grant freedom to; free from confinement