What is loose?

  • (adj): Not officially recognized or controlled.
    Example: "A loose organization of the local farmers"
    Synonyms: informal
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on loose:

Loose Snow Avalanche
... A loose snow avalanche is an avalanche formed in snow with little internal cohesion among individual snow crystals ... Usually very few fatalities occur from loose snow avalanches, as the avalanches have a tendency to break beneath the person and are usually small even having a path as ... However based on the terrain loose snow avalanches can grow large, and have been known to carry people off a cliff and into a crevass or bury them in a gully, and ...
Loose Chippings
... Loose chippings are loose gravel or stone fragments which have become detached from a road surface and form a hazard to vehicles using that road ... Excessive speed while driving through loose chippings can result in damage to both the road and vehicles ... Loose chippings can reduce traction and cause loss of control ...
Loose Anagen Syndrome
... Loose anagen syndrome (also known as "Loose anagen hair syndrome") is primarily described in fair-haired children who have easily dislodgable hair ...
Loose: The Concert
... Loose The Concert is the first live DVD from the Canadian pop singer-songwriter Nelly Furtado ... hit singles and live versions from her third studio album Loose starting with her first single "Promiscuous" to "Do It", and almost everything in ... The DVD is also known as Loose Live ...

More definitions of "loose":

  • (adj): Not tense or taut.
    Example: "The old man's skin hung loose and gray"
    Synonyms: slack
  • (adj): Lacking a sense of restraint or responsibility.
    Example: "A loose tongue"
    Synonyms: idle
  • (verb): Turn loose or free from restraint.
    Example: "Let loose mines"; "Loose terrible plagues upon humanity"
    Synonyms: unleash, let loose
  • (adj): Not compact or dense in structure or arrangement.
    Example: "Loose gravel"
  • (verb): Become loose or looser or less tight.
    Synonyms: loosen, relax
  • (adj): Not bound or fastened or gathered together.
    Example: "Loose pages"; "loose papers"
  • (adj): Emptying easily or excessively.
    Example: "Loose bowels"
    Synonyms: lax
  • (adj): (of a ball in sport) not in the possession or control of any player.
    Example: "A loose ball"
  • (adj): Not affixed.
    Example: "The stamp came loose"
    Synonyms: unaffixed
  • (adj): Not literal.
    Example: "A loose interpretation of what she had been told"
    Synonyms: free, liberal
  • (adj): Freely producing mucus.
    Example: "A loose phlegmy cough"
  • (adj): Having escaped, especially from confinement.
    Example: "Dogs loose on the streets"; "criminals on the loose in the neighborhood"
    Synonyms: at large, at liberty, escaped, on the loose
  • (adj): Not restrained or confined or attached.
    Example: "A pocket full of loose bills"; "knocked the ball loose"; "got loose from his attacker"
  • (adj): (of textures) full of small openings or gaps.
    Example: "A loose weave"
    Synonyms: open
  • (adj): Not fixed firmly or tightly.
    Example: "The bolts became loose over time"; "a loose chair leg"; "loose bricks"
  • (adj): Not carefully arranged in a package.
    Example: "A box of loose nails"
  • (adv): Without restraint.
    Example: "Cows in India are running loose"
    Synonyms: free
  • (adj): Not tight; not closely constrained or constricted or constricting.
    Example: "Loose clothing"; "the large shoes were very loose"
  • (verb): Make loose or looser.
    Synonyms: loosen

Famous quotes containing the word loose:

    How many things are now at loose ends! Who knows which way the wind will blow tomorrow?
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Flick stands tall among the idiot pumps—
    Five on a side, the old bubble-head style,
    Their rubber elbows hanging loose and low.
    John Updike (b. 1932)

    I am for those who believe in loose delights, I share the midnight orgies of young men,
    I dance with the dancers and drink with the drinkers.
    Walt Whitman (1819–1892)