Definitions for loosely
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word loosely.
in a relaxed manner; not rigid
"his hands lay loosely"
in a loose manner
"a union of loosely federated states"
broadly, loosely, broadly speaking, generallyadverb
without regard to specific details or exceptions
"he interprets the law broadly"
knitted in a loose manner
In a loose manner.
Insert all the bolts loosely, then tighten them.
It's red, to use the term loosely, sort of brown and sort of orange, let's call it reddish.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from loose.
I thought your love eternal: was it ty’d
So loosely, that a quarrel could divide? John Dryden, Aureng.
Her golden locks for haste were loosely shed
About her ears. Fairy Queen, b. i.
He has eminently, and within himself, all degrees of perfection that exist loosely and separately in all second beings. John Norris, Miscellany.
In this age, a bishop, living loosely, was charged that his conversation was not according to the apostles lives. William Camden, Remains.
We have not loosely through silence permitted things to pass away as in a dream. Richard Hooker.
The chiming of some particular words in the memory, and making a noise in the head, seldom happens but when the mind is lazy, or very loosely and negligently employed. John Locke.
A prince should not be so loosely studied, as to remember so weak a composition. William Shakespeare, Henry IV. p. ii.
The stage how loosely does Astræa tread,
Who fairly puts all characters to bed. Alexander Pope.
Loosely is an adverb that refers to something that is not tightly fitted, attached, or held in a place. It can refer to a physical, literal sense, as in "the lid was loosely screwed on the jar," or in a more metaphorical way, indicating a lack of strictness, precision, or rigidity in rules, methods or ideas. It is often used to describe something done without great care, detail, or accuracy, or to define a relaxed or informal style.
in a loose manner
The numerical value of loosely in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of loosely in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
- the term- livity-refers to all things relating to life and living. In the rasta icabulary of ras cardo, peter tosh and the trench town brethrens reasonings in the 60's, it took on a strictly defined meaning as to the purpose and reason for life. Rasta is all about life, jah life and liberty, not death and destruction. It is a term not to be used loosely. It was coined by ras cardo.
A subtle but effective way of encouraging an irregular voter is by slightly altering your vocabulary when you ask questions. For reasons that are unclear, people’s internal identity is only loosely connected to their actions—until they’re reminded of the discrepancy between the two. Use that to your advantage by emphasizing the identity of being a voter rather than the act of voting.
The happiest people I know are the ones who have learned how to hold everything loosely and have given the worrisome, stress-filled, fearful details of their lives into God's keeping.
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.
Relationships--of all kinds--are like sand held in your hand. Held loosely, with an open hand, the sand remains where it is. The minute you close your hand and squeeze tightly to hold on, the sand trickles through your fingers. You may hold onto some of it, but most will be spilled. A relationship is like that. Held loosely, with respect and freedom for the other person, it is likely to remain intact. But hold too tightly, too possessively, and the relationship slips away and is lost.
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