loose (adjective) LISTEN
Loose means ‘not fitting closely or tightly.’
- A loose sweater looks good with tight jeans.
- After she lost weight, Pam's clothes were loose.
Loose also means ‘free or released from being attached.’
- Lila had a loose tooth.
Don't confuse it with
lose: a verb that means ‘to fail to keep.’ Example: “If you lose your keys you won’t get into the house.”
hang loose: to stay calm (informal). Example: “Hang loose, man. Everything will be okay.”
In pop culture
Have you seen the movie “Footloose” starring Kevin Bacon? The word ‘footloose’ is an adjective that means “free, carefree,’ and the movie title is a wordplay because the main character is a dancer.
There are other meanings of loose.