loose
verb.
grant freedom to; free from confinement
verb.
turn loose or free from restraint
let loose mines|Loose terrible plagues upon humanity
Synonym: let loose, unleash
verb.
make loose or looser
loosen the tension on a rope
Synonym: loosen
verb.
become loose or looser or less tight
The noose loosened|the rope relaxed
Synonym: loosen, relax
adj.
not compact or dense in structure or arrangement
loose gravel
adj.
not tight; not closely constrained or constricted or constricting
loose clothing|the large shoes were very loose
adj.
not affixed
the stamp came loose
Synonym: unaffixed
adv.
without restraint
cows in India are running loose
Synonym: free
adj.
(of a ball in sport) not in the possession or control of any player
a loose ball
adj.
not officially recognized or controlled
an informal agreement|a loose organization of the local farmers
Synonym: informal
adj.
not literal
a loose interpretation of what she had been told|a free translation of the poem
Synonym: free, liberal
adj.
emptying easily or excessively
loose bowels
Synonym: lax
adj.
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: slack
adj.
(of textures) full of small openings or gaps
an open texture|a loose weave
Synonym: open
adj.
lacking a sense of restraint or responsibility
idle talk|a loose tongue
Synonym: idle
adj.
not carefully arranged in a package
a box of loose nails
adj.
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
adj.
casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior
her easy virtue|he was told to avoid loose (or light) women|wanton behavior
Antonym: compact, tight