1.Definition: (of a ball in sport) not in the possession or control of any player
"A loose ball"
2.Definition: (of textures) full of small openings or gaps
"A loose weave"
3.Definition: casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior
"He was told to avoid loose (or light) women"
4.Definition: emptying easily or excessively
5.Definition: having escaped, especially from confinement
"Dogs loose on the streets", "Criminals on the loose in the neighborhood"
6.Definition: lacking a sense of restraint or responsibility
"A loose tongue"
7.Definition: not affixed
"The stamp came loose"
8.Definition: not carefully arranged in a package
"A box of loose nails"
9.Definition: not compact or dense in structure or arrangement
10.Definition: not literal
"A loose interpretation of what she had been told"
11.Definition: not officially recognized or controlled
"A loose organization of the local farmers"
12.Definition: not tense or taut
"The old man's skin hung loose and grey"
13.Definition: not tight; not closely constrained or constricted or constricting
"Loose clothing", "The large shoes were very loose"