Loose·ly, adv. In a loose manner.
adv 1: in a relaxed manner; not rigid; "his hands lay loosely"
2: in a loose manner; "a union of loosely federated states"
3: without regard to specific details or exceptions; "he
interprets the law broadly" [syn: broadly, broadly
speaking, generally] [ant: narrowly]
4: knitted in a loose manner; "loosely knit"