Definition of loose noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

loose

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//luːs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//luːs//
 
 
jump to other results
Word Origin Middle English loos ‘free from bonds’, from Old Norse lauss, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch and German los.Idioms
on the loose
 
jump to other results
(of a person or an animal) having escaped from somewhere; free synonym at large (2) Three prisoners are still on the loose.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: loose