NOT FIXED › not firmly fixed: There were some loose wires hanging out of the wall. One of my buttons is loose.
CLOTHES › large and not fitting tightly: a loose dress/sweater
FREE › An animal that is loose is free to move around: Two lions escaped and are still loose.
NOT EXACT › not exact: It's only a loose translation of the poem. loosely adverb › The film is based very loosely (= not exactly) on the novel. → See also be at a loose end