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Princeton's WordNet

  1. loosely, slackly(adverb)

    in a relaxed manner; not rigid

    "his hands lay loosely"

  2. loosely(adverb)

    in a loose manner

    "a union of loosely federated states"

  3. broadly, loosely, broadly speaking, generally(adverb)

    without regard to specific details or exceptions

    "he interprets the law broadly"

  4. loosely(adverb)

    knitted in a loose manner

    "loosely knit"

Wiktionary

  1. loosely(Adverb)

    In a loose manner.

  2. loosely(Adverb)

    Not tightly.

    Insert all the bolts loosely, then tighten them.

  3. loosely(Adverb)

    Approximately.

    It's red, to use the term loosely, sort of brown and sort of orange, let's call it reddish.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Loosely(adverb)

    in a loose manner

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of loosely in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of loosely in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of loosely in a Sentence

  1. Ariel Ruiz:

    Everything we have seen suggests the migrant caravans were loosely organized and largely spontaneous in nature, and were not organized or directed by the governments of El Salvador, Guatemala or Honduras.

  2. Nisha Jhalani:

    LED technology can be affected by variables such as how loosely or tightly the tracker is worn, the user's skin tone or any other interference between the sensor and the skin. It can also become inaccurate with motion, which is why it doesn't fare as well as ECG with exercise.

  3. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Do not hold an idea tightly! There is always a possibility that what you believe might be wrong! Hold your ideas loosely so that you can easily get rid of them once you have realised that they are wrong!

  4. Joost Hitermann:

    Iraqis want to get rid of both. Some might like one more than they other, and they don't want just one of the two alone there, to dominate their country, shia Iraqis may be loosely aligned with Iran, but they don't subscribe to the Iranian Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. The Iranian way is not all what Shia Iraqis want.

  5. Dawn Holman:

    The type of clothing matters, a white T-shirt is going to provide less protection than a darker fabric, and think of the weave of the fabric or the hat. Take a straw hat; if it's too loosely woven, you get too much sunlight.

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