[syn: broadly, loosely, broadly speaking, generally]
4. knitted in a loose manner;
- Example: "loosely knit"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Loosely \Loose"ly\, adv.
In a loose manner.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adv 1: in a relaxed manner; not rigid; "his hands lay loosely"
[syn: loosely, slackly]
2: in a loose manner; "a union of loosely federated states"
3: without regard to specific details or exceptions; "he
interprets the law broadly" [syn: broadly, loosely,
broadly speaking, generally] [ant: narrowly]
4: knitted in a loose manner; "loosely knit"