Associations to the word «Loose»


LOOSE, verb. (transitive) To let loose, to free from restraints.
LOOSE, verb. (transitive) To unfasten, to loosen.
LOOSE, verb. (transitive) To make less tight, to loosen.
LOOSE, verb. (intransitive) Of a grip or hold, to let go.
LOOSE, verb. (archery) to shoot (an arrow)
LOOSE, verb. (obsolete) To set sail.
LOOSE, verb. (obsolete) To solve; to interpret.
LOOSE, adjective. Not fixed in place tightly or firmly.
LOOSE, adjective. Not held or packaged together.
LOOSE, adjective. Not under control.
LOOSE, adjective. Not fitting closely
LOOSE, adjective. Not compact.
LOOSE, adjective. Relaxed.
LOOSE, adjective. Not precise or exact; vague; indeterminate.
LOOSE, adjective. Indiscreet.
LOOSE, adjective. (dated) Free from moral restraint; immoral, unchaste.
LOOSE, adjective. (not comparable) (sports) Not being in the possession of any competing team during a game.
LOOSE, adjective. (dated) Not costive; having lax bowels.
LOOSE, noun. (archery) The release of an arrow.
LOOSE, noun. (obsolete) A state of laxity or indulgence; unrestrained freedom, abandonment.
LOOSE, noun. (rugby) All play other than set pieces (scrums and line-outs).
LOOSE, noun. Freedom from restraint.
LOOSE, noun. A letting go; discharge.
LOOSE, interjection. (archery) begin shooting; release your arrows
LOOSE, verb. Misspelling of lose.
LOOSE ABLATIVE, noun. (grammar) A syntactic construction which uses the past participle, inflected in the ablative case, without an auxiliary verb yet not as an adjective, but silently supposing a verb to depend upon
LOOSE BOX, noun. (chiefly British) A separate compartment of a building in which livestock are free to move about; especially a form of stable for horses
LOOSE CANNON, noun. (nautical) A cannon that breaks loose from its moorings on a ship during battle or storm, which has the potential to cause serious damage to the ship and its crew.
LOOSE CANNON, noun. (idiomatic) (by extension) An uncontrolled or unpredictable person who causes damage to their own faction, political party, etc.
LOOSE CANNON, verb. (idiomatic) To behave in a way such as to cause damage to one's own faction, political party etc.
LOOSE CANNONS, noun. Plural of loose cannon
LOOSE CANNONS, verb. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of loose cannon
LOOSE CHANGE, noun. Coins of little value kept in one's pocket or bag.
LOOSE CHANGE, noun. (idiomatic) A sum of money considered small or insignificant.
LOOSE COUPLING, noun. (computer science) A lowly interdependent coupling between program modules.
LOOSE END, noun. The end of a rope that has not been fastened.
LOOSE END, noun. (idiomatic) (by extension) A small job that needs to be done, or minor problem that needs to be resolved, before a task can be considered complete.
LOOSE ENDS, noun. (idiomatic) Leftover items that have not been addressed or attended to.
LOOSE LIP, noun. (idiomatic) (often pluralized) The practice or characteristic of being overly talkative, especially with respect to inadvertently revealing information which is private or confidential.
LOOSE LIPS, noun. Plural of loose lip
LOOSE SCRUM, noun. (rugby) (dated) Ruck.
LOOSE WOMAN, noun. A sexually promiscuous woman; a prostitute.

Dictionary definition

LOOSE, verb. Grant freedom to; free from confinement.
LOOSE, verb. Turn loose or free from restraint; "let loose mines"; "Loose terrible plagues upon humanity".
LOOSE, verb. Make loose or looser; "loosen the tension on a rope".
LOOSE, verb. Become loose or looser or less tight; "The noose loosened"; "the rope relaxed".
LOOSE, adverb. Without restraint; "cows in India are running loose".
LOOSE, adjective. Not compact or dense in structure or arrangement; "loose gravel".
LOOSE, adjective. (of a ball in sport) not in the possession or control of any player; "a loose ball".
LOOSE, adjective. Not tight; not closely constrained or constricted or constricting; "loose clothing"; "the large shoes were very loose".
LOOSE, adjective. Not officially recognized or controlled; "an informal agreement"; "a loose organization of the local farmers".
LOOSE, adjective. Not literal; "a loose interpretation of what she had been told"; "a free translation of the poem".
LOOSE, adjective. Emptying easily or excessively; "loose bowels".
LOOSE, adjective. Not affixed; "the stamp came loose".
LOOSE, adjective. Not tense or taut; "the old man's skin hung loose and grey"; "slack and wrinkled skin"; "slack sails"; "a slack rope".
LOOSE, adjective. (of textures) full of small openings or gaps; "an open texture"; "a loose weave".
LOOSE, adjective. Lacking a sense of restraint or responsibility; "idle talk"; "a loose tongue".
LOOSE, adjective. Not carefully arranged in a package; "a box of loose nails".
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".
LOOSE, adjective. Casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior; "her easy virtue"; "he was told to avoid loose (or light) women"; "wanton behavior".

Wise words

The most important things are the hardest things to say. They are the things you get ashamed of because words diminish your feelings - words shrink things that seem timeless when they are in your head to no more than living size when they are brought out.
Stephen King