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Meaning of loose

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      adv 1: without restraint; "cows in India are running loose"
             [syn: {loose}, {free}]
      adj 1: not compact or dense in structure or arrangement; "loose
             gravel" [ant: {compact}]
      2: (of a ball in sport) not in the possession or control of any
         player; "a loose ball"
      3: not tight; not closely constrained or constricted or
         constricting; "loose clothing"; "the large shoes were very
         loose" [ant: {tight}]
      4: not officially recognized or controlled; "an informal
         agreement"; "a loose organization of the local farmers" [syn:
         {informal}, {loose}]
      5: not literal; "a loose interpretation of what she had been
         told"; "a free translation of the poem" [syn: {free},
         {loose}, {liberal}]
      6: emptying easily or excessively; "loose bowels" [syn: {lax},
      7: not affixed; "the stamp came loose" [syn: {unaffixed},
         {loose}] [ant: {affixed}]
      8: not tense or taut; "the old man's skin hung loose and grey";
         "slack and wrinkled skin"; "slack sails"; "a slack rope"
         [syn: {loose}, {slack}]
      9: (of textures) full of small openings or gaps; "an open
         texture"; "a loose weave" [syn: {loose}, {open}]
      10: lacking a sense of restraint or responsibility; "idle talk";
          "a loose tongue" [syn: {idle}, {loose}]
      11: not carefully arranged in a package; "a box of loose nails"
      12: 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" [syn: {at large(p)}, {escaped}, {loose}, {on
          the loose(p)}]
      13: casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior; "her easy
          virtue"; "he was told to avoid loose (or light) women";
          "wanton behavior" [syn: {easy}, {light}, {loose},
          {promiscuous}, {sluttish}, {wanton}]
      v 1: grant freedom to; free from confinement [syn: {free},
           {liberate}, {release}, {unloose}, {unloosen}, {loose}]
           [ant: {confine}, {detain}]
      2: turn loose or free from restraint; "let loose mines"; "Loose
         terrible plagues upon humanity" [syn: {unleash}, {let loose},
      3: make loose or looser; "loosen the tension on a rope" [syn:
         {loosen}, {loose}] [ant: {stiffen}]
      4: become loose or looser or less tight; "The noose loosened";
         "the rope relaxed" [syn: {loosen}, {relax}, {loose}] [ant:

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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