loose


loose (http://definr.com/loose)

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