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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Loose \Loose\ (l[=oo]s), a. [Compar. Looser (l[=oo]s"[~e]r); superl. Loosest.] [OE. loos, lous, laus, Icel. lauss; akin to OD. loos, D. los, AS. le['a]s false, deceitful, G. los, loose, Dan. & Sw. l["o]s, Goth. laus, and E. lose. [root]127. See Lose, and cf. Leasing falsehood.] 1. Unbound; untied; unsewed; not attached, fastened, fixed, or confined; as, the loose sheets of a book. [1913 Webster] Her hair, nor loose, nor tied in formal plat. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Free from constraint or obligation; not bound by duty, habit, etc.; -- with from or of. [1913 Webster] Now I stand Loose of my vow; but who knows Cato's thoughts ? --Addison. [1913 Webster] 3. Not tight or close; as, a loose garment. [1913 Webster] 4. Not dense, close, compact, or crowded; as, a cloth of loose texture. [1913 Webster] With horse and chariots ranked in loose array. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 5. Not precise or exact; vague; indeterminate; as, a loose style, or way of reasoning. [1913 Webster] The comparison employed . . . must be considered rather as a loose analogy than as an exact scientific explanation. --Whewel. [1913 Webster] 6. Not strict in matters of morality; not rigid according to some standard of right. [1913 Webster] The loose morality which he had learned. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] 7. Unconnected; rambling. [1913 Webster] Vario spends whole mornings in running over loose and unconnected pages. --I. Watts. [1913 Webster] 8. Lax; not costive; having lax bowels. --Locke. [1913 Webster] 9. Dissolute; unchaste; as, a loose man or woman. [1913 Webster] Loose ladies in delight. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] 10. Containing or consisting of obscene or unchaste language; as, a loose epistle. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] At loose ends, not in order; in confusion; carelessly managed. Fast and loose. See under Fast. To break loose. See under Break. Loose pulley. (Mach.) See Fast and loose pulleys, under Fast. To let loose, to free from restraint or confinement; to set at liberty. [1913 Webster]