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Dictionary Definition

loosely adv
1 in a relaxed manner; not rigid; "his hands lay loosely" [syn: 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, broadly speaking, generally] [ant: narrowly]
4 knitted in a loose manner; "loosely knit"

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. In a loose manner.
  2. Not tightly.
    Insert all the bolts loosely, then tighten them.
  3. Approximately.
    It's red, to use the term loosely, sort of brown and sort of orange, let's call it reddish.



not tightly

Extensive Definition

Loose may refer to: *Loose (album), a 2006 album by Nelly Furtado
loosely in German: Loose (Begriffsklärung)
loosely in Dutch: Loose
loosely in Russian: Loose
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