1. (superl.) Unbound; untied; unsewed; not attached, fastened, fixed, or confined; as, the loose sheets of a book.

2. (superl.) Free from constraint or obligation; not bound by duty, habit, etc. ; -- with from or of.

3. (superl.) Not tight or close; as, a loose garment.

4. (superl.) Not dense, close, compact, or crowded; as, a cloth of loose texture.

5. (superl.) Not precise or exact; vague; indeterminate; as, a loose style, or way of reasoning.

6. (superl.) Not strict in matters of morality; not rigid according to some standard of right.

7. (superl.) Unconnected; rambling.

8. (superl.) Lax; not costive; having lax bowels.

9. (superl.) Dissolute; unchaste; as, a loose man or woman.

10. (superl.) Containing or consisting of obscene or unchaste language; as, a loose epistle.

11. (n.) Freedom from restraint.

12. (n.) A letting go; discharge.

13. (v.) To untie or unbind; to free from any fastening; to remove the shackles or fastenings of; to set free; to relieve.

14. (v.) To release from anything obligatory or burdensome; to disengage; hence, to absolve; to remit.

15. (v.) To relax; to loosen; to make less strict.

16. (v.) To solve; to interpret.

17. (v. i.) To set sail.

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