DICT.TW Dictionary Taiwan

Search for: [Show options]

[Pronunciation] [Help] [Database Info] [Server Info]

1 definition found

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Loose v. n. [imp. & p. p. Loosed p. pr. & vb. n. Loosing.]
 1. To untie or unbind; to free from any fastening; to remove the shackles or fastenings of; to set free; to relieve.
    Canst thou . . . loose the bands of Orion ?   --Job. xxxviii. 31.
    Ye shall find an ass tied, and a colt with her; loose them, and bring them unto me.   --Matt. xxi. 2.
 2. To release from anything obligatory or burdensome; to disengage; hence, to absolve; to remit.
    Art thou loosed from a wife ? seek not a wife.   --1 Cor. vii. 27.
    Whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.   --Matt. xvi. 19.
 3. To relax; to loosen; to make less strict.
    The joints of his loins were loosed.   --Dan. v. 6.
 4. To solve; to interpret. [Obs.]