Definitions of loose

  1. To set free; unbind; disengage; relax.
  2. To free from any fastening: to release: to relax.
  3. To release; relax.
  4. To free; release; unbind; disengage.
  5. To set sail.
  6. ( B.) To set sail.
  7. become loose or looser or less tight; " The noose loosened"; " the rope relaxed"
  8. To unbind; to free from any fastening; to relax; to liberate; to free from obligation; to relieve; to undo; to remit; to absolve.
  9. To untie or unbind; to release or set at liberty; to let go; to remit or absolve; to set sail.
  10. Unbound; untied; unsewed; not attached, fastened, fixed, or confined; as, the loose sheets of a book.
  11. Not tight or close; as, a loose garment.
  12. Not dense, close, compact, or crowded; as, a cloth of loose texture.
  13. Not precise or exact; vague; indeterminate; as, a loose style, or way of reasoning.
  14. Not strict in matters of morality; not rigid according to some standard of right.
  15. Unconnected; rambling.
  16. Lax; not costive; having lax bowels.
  17. Dissolute; unchaste; as, a loose man or woman.
  18. Containing or consisting of obscene or unchaste language; as, a loose epistle.
  19. Free from constraint or obligation; not bound by duty, habit, etc. ; - with from or of.
  20. Loosest.
  21. Loosing.
  22. A letting go; discharge.
  23. Looseness.
  24. Looser.
  25. Loosely.
  26. lacking a sense of restraint or responsibility; " idle talk"; " a loose tongue"
  27. emptying easily or excessively; " loose bowels"
  28. not restrained or confined or attached; " a pocket full of loose bills"; " knocked the ball loose"; " got loose from his attacker"
  29. not affixed; " the stamp came loose"
  30. not bound or fastened or gathered together; " loose pages"; " loose papers"
  31. not compact or dense in structure or arrangement; " loose gravel"
  32. ( of a ball in sport) not in the possession or control of any player; " a loose ball"
  33. freely producing mucus; " a loose phlegmy cough"
  34. not tense or taut; " the old man's skin hung loose and gray"; " slack and wrinkled skin"; " slack sails"; " a slack rope"
  35. not tight; not closely constrained or constricted or constricting; " loose clothing"; " the large shoes were very loose"
  36. not carefully arranged in a package; " a box of loose nails"
  37. not fixed firmly or tightly; " the bolts became loose over time"; " a loose chair leg"; " loose bricks"
  38. ( of textures) full of small openings or gaps; " an open texture"; " a loose weave"
  39. To untie or unbind; to free from any fastening; to remove the shackles or fastenings of; to set free; to relieve.
  40. To release from anything obligatory or burdensome; to disengage; hence, to absolve; to remit.
  41. To relax; to loosen; to make less strict.
  42. To solve; to interpret.
  43. Not fast; unbound; not tight; vague; unconnected; not close or compact in substance or texture; not careful in morals.
  44. Slack, free: unbound: not confined: not compact: not strict: unrestrained: licentious: inattentive.
  45. Unbound; unconfined; not strict; licentious.
  46. Not fastened confined, or compact.
  47. Lax; slack; dissolute.
  48. Indefinite; vague.
  49. Unbound; slack; not tight; not compact; not concise; vague; not strict; lax; unconnected; having a flux from the bowels; unrestrained; licentious; containing unchaste language; free. To break loose, to escape from confinement or restraint. To let loose, to set at liberty.
  50. Unbound; not fastened or confined; slack; not tight or close; not precise or exact; vague; rambling; lax, as the bowels; not concise; not accurate; at liberty; wanton; inattentive.
  51. Loosed.