Dictionary Results for loose


1. loose - verb

· grant freedom to; free from confinement

Synonym(s): free, liberate, release, unloose, unloosen




2. loose - verb

· turn loose or free from restraint; "let loose mines"; "Loose terrible plagues upon humanity"

Synonym(s): unleash, let_loose

Hypernym(s): let_go_of, let_go, release, relinquish




3. loose - verb

· make loose or looser; "loosen the tension on a rope"

Synonym(s): loosen

Hypernym(s): change, alter, modify

Antonym(s): stiffen




4. loose - verb

· become loose or looser or less tight; "The noose loosened"; "the rope relaxed"

Synonym(s): loosen, relax

Hypernym(s): weaken

Antonym(s): stiffen




5. loose - adjective

· not compact or dense in structure or arrangement; "loose gravel"

Antonym(s): compact




6. loose - adjective

· (of a ball in sport) not in the possession or control of any player; "a loose ball"




7. loose - adjective

· not tight; not closely constrained or constricted or constricting; "loose clothing"; "the large shoes were very loose"

Antonym(s): tight




8. loose - adjective

· not officially recognized or controlled; "an informal agreement"; "a loose organization of the local farmers"

Synonym(s): informal




9. loose - adjective

· not literal; "a loose interpretation of what she had been told"; "a free translation of the poem"

Synonym(s): free, liberal




10. loose - adjective

· emptying easily or excessively; "loose bowels"

Synonym(s): lax




11. loose - adjective

· not affixed; "the stamp came loose"

Synonym(s): unaffixed




12. loose - adjective

· not tense or taut; "the old man's skin hung loose and grey"; "slack and wrinkled skin"; "slack sails"; "a slack rope"; "a slack grip"

Synonym(s): slack




13. loose - adjective

· (of textures) full of small openings or gaps; "an open texture"; "a loose weave"

Synonym(s): open




14. loose - adjective

· lacking a sense of restraint or responsibility; "idle talk"; "a loose tongue"

Synonym(s): idle




15. loose - adjective

· not carefully arranged in a package; "a box of loose nails"




16. loose - 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"

Synonym(s): at_large, escaped, on_the_loose




17. loose - adjective

· casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior; "her easy virtue"; "he was told to avoid loose (or light) women"; "wanton behavior"

Synonym(s): easy, light, promiscuous, sluttish, wanton




18. loose - adverb

· without restraint; "cows in India are running loose"

Synonym(s): free





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