Definition and Meanings for loose

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Loose is ranked 13,168 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of loose

adjective, comparative, superlative, noun, verbal noun, imperfect, past participle, present participle, intransitive verb

Etymology of loose

oe. loos, lous, laus, icel. lauss; akin to od. loos, d. los, as. le false, deceitful, g. los, loose, dan. & sw. l, goth. laus, and e. lose. lose, and cf. leasing falsehood from loose, a.pos

Meaning of loose


as adjective, comparative, superlative

  • unbound; untied; unsewed; not attached, fastened, fixed, or confined; as, the loose sheets of a book.
  • free from constraint or obligation; not bound by duty, habit, etc.; -- with from or of.
  • not tight or close; as, a loose garment.
  • not dense, close, compact, or crowded; as, a cloth of loose texture.
  • not precise or exact; vague; indeterminate; as, a loose style, or way of reasoning.
  • not strict in matters of morality; not rigid according to some standard of right.
  • unconnected; rambling.
  • lax; not costive; having lax bowels.
  • dissolute; unchaste; as, a loose man or woman.
  • containing or consisting of obscene or unchaste language; as, a loose epistle.

as noun

  • freedom from restraint.
  • a letting go; discharge.

as verbal noun, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, adjective

  • to untie or unbind; to free from any fastening; to remove the shackles or fastenings of; to set free; to relieve.
  • to release from anything obligatory or burdensome; to disengage; hence, to absolve; to remit.
  • to relax; to loosen; to make less strict.
  • to solve; to interpret.

as intransitive verb

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