What does loosely mean?

Definitions for loosely
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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

How to pronounce loosely?

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How to say loosely in sign language?

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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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Anitha Shenoy:

    If you look at the Indian penal code, there are so many subclassifications. They range from molestation, assault, to rape and penetrative sex. Here( in the bill) it is very loosely worded.

  4. Kaleel Jamison:

    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.

  5. 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.

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