Webster's Dictionary, 1913

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Loopholed adjective Provided with loopholes.

Loopie adjective Deceitful; cunning; sly. [ Scot.]

Looping noun [ Confer Dutch loopen to run. Confer Loop a mass of iron, Leap .] (Metal.) The running together of the matter of an ore into a mass, when the ore is only heated for calcination.

Looping present participle & verbal noun of Loop .

Looping snail (Zoology) , any species of land snail of the genus Truncatella ; -- so called because it creeps like the measuring worms.

Looplight noun A small narrow opening or window in a tower or fortified wall; a loophole.

Loord noun [ French lourd heavy, dull.] A dull, stupid fellow; a drone. [ Obsolete] Spenser.

Loos noun [ Middle English los , from Old French los , laus .] Praise; fame; reputation. [ Obsolete] Spenser.

Good conscience and good loos .
Chaucer.

Loose (lōs) adjective [ Compar. Looser ; superl. Loosest .] [ Middle English loos , lous , laus , Icelandic lauss ; akin to OD. loos , D. los, Anglo-Saxon leás false, deceitful, German los , loose, Dan. & Swedish lös , Goth. laus , and English lose . √127. See Lose , and confer Leasing falsehood.]
1. Unbound; untied; unsewed; not attached, fastened, fixed, or confined; as, the loose sheets of a book.

Her hair, nor loose , nor tied in formal plat.
Shak.

2. Free from constraint or obligation; not bound by duty, habit, etc.; -- with from or of .

Now I stand
Loose of my vow; but who knows Cato's thoughts ?
Addison.

3. Not tight or close; as, a loose garment.

4. Not dense, close, compact, or crowded; as, a cloth of loose texture.

With horse and chariots ranked in loose array.
Milton.

5. Not precise or exact; vague; indeterminate; as, a loose style, or way of reasoning.

The comparison employed . . . must be considered rather as a loose analogy than as an exact scientific explanation.
Whewel.

6. Not strict in matters of morality; not rigid according to some standard of right.

The loose morality which he had learned.
Sir W. Scott.

7. Unconnected; rambling.

Vario spends whole mornings in running over loose and unconnected pages.
I. Watts.

8. Lax; not costive; having lax bowels. Locke.

9. Dissolute; unchaste; as, a loose man or woman.

Loose ladies in delight.
Spenser.

10. Containing or consisting of obscene or unchaste language; as, a loose epistle. Dryden.

At loose ends , not in order; in confusion; carelessly managed. -- Fast and loose . See under Fast . -- To break loose . See under Break . -- Loose pulley . (Machinery) See Fast and loose pulleys , under Fast . -- To let loose , to free from restraint or confinement; to set at liberty.

Loose noun
1. Freedom from restraint. [ Obsolete] Prior.

2. A letting go; discharge. B. Jonson.

To give a loose , to give freedom.

Vent all its griefs, and give a loose to sorrow.
Addison.

Loose (lōs) v. noun [ imperfect & past participle Loosed (lōst); present participle & verbal noun Loosing .] [ From Loose , adjective ]
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. [ Obsolete] Spenser.

Loose intransitive verb To set sail. [ Obsolete] Acts xiii. 13.

Loosely adverb In a loose manner.

Loosen (lōs"'n) transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Loosened (lōs"'nd); present participle & verbal noun Loosening .] [ See Loose , transitive verb ]
1. To make loose; to free from tightness, tension, firmness, or fixedness; to make less dense or compact; as, to loosen a string, or a knot; to loosen a rock in the earth.

After a year's rooting, then shaking doth the tree good by loosening of the earth.
Bacon.

2. To free from restraint; to set at liberty..

It loosens his hands, and assists his understanding.
Dryden.

3. To remove costiveness from; to facilitate or increase the alvine discharges of. Bacon.

Loosen intransitive verb To become loose; to become less tight, firm, or compact. S. Sharp.

Loosener noun One who, or that which, loosens.

Looseness noun The state, condition, or quality, of being loose; as, the looseness of a cord; looseness of style; looseness of morals or of principles.

Loosestrife (-strīf`) noun (Botany) (a) The name of several species of plants of the genus Lysimachia , having small star-shaped flowers, usually of a yellow color. (b) Any species of the genus Lythrum , having purple, or, in some species, crimson flowers. Gray.

False loosestrife , a plant of the genus Ludwigia , which includes several species, most of which are found in the United States. -- Tufted loosestrife , the plant Lysimachia thyrsiflora , found in the northern parts of the United States and in Europe. Gray.

Loosish (lōs"ĭsh) adjective Somewhat loose.
[ 1913 Webster]

Loot (lōt) noun [ Hind. lūt , Sanskrit lōtra , lōptra , booty, lup to break, spoil; probably akin to English rob .]
1. The act of plundering.

2. Plunder; booty; especially, the booty taken in a conquered or sacked city.

Loot transitive verb & i. [ imperfect & past participle Looted ; present participle & verbal noun Looting .] To plunder; to carry off as plunder or a prize lawfully obtained by war.

Looting parties . . . ransacking the houses.
Latin Oliphant.

Looter (lōt"ẽr) noun A plunderer.

Loover (lō"vẽr) noun See Louver .

Lop noun [ Anglo-Saxon loppe .] A flea. [ Obsolete] Cleveland.

Lop transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Lopped ; present participle & verbal noun Lopping .] [ Prov. German luppen , lubben ,to cut, geld, or OD. luppen , Dutch lubben .]
1. To cut off as the top or extreme part of anything; to shoorten by cutting off the extremities; to cut off, or remove, as superfluous parts; as, to lop a tree or its branches. "With branches lopped , in wood or mountain felled." Milton.

Expunge the whole, or lop the excrescent parts.
Pope.

2. To cut partly off and bend down; as, to lop bushes in a hedge.

Lop noun That which is lopped from anything, as branches from a tree. Shak. Mortimer.

Lop intransitive verb To hang downward; to be pendent; to lean to one side.

Lop transitive verb To let hang down; as, to lop the head.

Lop adjective Hanging down; as, lop ears; -- used also in compound adjectives; as, lop eared; lop sided.

Lope imperfect of Leap . [ Obsolete]

And, laughing, lope into a tree. Spenser .

Lope intransitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Loped ; present participle & verbal noun Loping .] [ See Leap .]
1. To leap; to dance. [ Prov. Eng.] "He that lopes on the ropes." Middleton.

2. To move with a lope, as a horse. [ U.S.]

Lope noun
1. A leap; a long step. [ Prov. Eng.]

2. An easy gait, consisting of long running strides or leaps. [ U.S.]

The mustang goes rollicking ahead, with the eternal lope , . . . a mixture of two or three gaits, as easy as the motions of a cradle.
T. B. Thorpe.

Lopeared adjective Having ears which lop or hang down.

Lopeman noun Leaper; ropedancer. [ Obsolete]

Loper noun
1. One who, or that which, lopes; esp., a horse that lopes. [ U.S.]

2. (Rope Making) A swivel at one end of a ropewalk, used in laying the strands.

Lophine noun [ Greek ... a tuft or crest of feathers.] (Chemistry) A nitrogenous organic base obtained by the oxidation of amarine, and regarded as a derivative of benzoic aldehyde. It is obtained in long white crystalline tufts, -- whence its name.

Lophiomys noun [ New Latin , from Greek lofia` a mane, bristly ridge + my^s a mouse.] (Zoology) A very singular rodent ( Lophiomys Imhausi ) of Northeastern Africa. It is the only known representative of a special family ( Lophiomyidæ ), remarkable for the structure of the skull. It has handlike feet, and the hair is peculiar in structure and arrangement.

Lophobranch adjective [ Greek lofia` crest or tuft + bra`gchion gill.] (Zoology) Of or pertaining to the Lophobranchii. -- noun One of the Lophobranchii.

Lophobranchiate adjective (Zoology) Of or pertaining to the Lophobranchii.

Lophobranchii noun plural [ New Latin , from Greek lo`fos a crest or tuft + bra`gchion gill.] (Zoology) An order of teleostean fishes, having the gills arranged in tufts on the branchial arches, as the Hippocampus and pipefishes.

Lophophore noun [ Greek lo`fos a crest or tuft + fe`rein to bear.] (Zoology) A disk which surrounds the mouth and bears the tentacles of the Bryozoa. See Phylactolemata .

Lophopoda noun plural [ New Latin , from Greek ... a crest or tuft + -poda .] (Zoology) Same as Phylactolemata .

Lophosteon noun ; plural Latin Lophostea , English Lophosteons . [ New Latin , from Greek ... a crest + ... a bone.] (Anat.) The central keel-bearing part of the sternum in birds.

Loppard noun [ Lop + - ard .] A tree, the top of which has been lopped off. [ Eng.]

Lopper noun One who lops or cuts off.

Lopper intransitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Loppered ; present participle & verbal noun Loppering .] [ Confer Prov. German lübbern , levern , Old High German giliber...n , German luppe , lab , rennet.] To turn sour and coagulate from too long standing, as milk.

Lopping noun A cutting off, as of branches; that which is cut off; leavings.

The loppings made from that stock whilst it stood.
Burke.

Loppy adjective Somewhat lop; inclined to lop.

Lopseed noun (Botany) A perennial herb ( Phryma Leptostachya ), having slender seedlike fruits.

Lopsided adjective [ Lop + side. Confer Lobsided .]
1. Leaning to one side because of some defect of structure; as, a lopsided ship. Marryat.

2. Unbalanced; poorly proportioned; full of idiosyncrasies. J. S. Mill.

Loquacious adjective [ Latin loquax , -acis , talkative, from loqui to speak; confer Greek ... to rattle, shriek, shout.]
1. Given to continual talking; talkative; garrulous.

Loquacious , brawling, ever in the wrong.
Dryden.

2. Speaking; expressive. [ R.] J. Philips.

3. Apt to blab and disclose secrets.

Syn. -- Garrulous; talkative. See Garrulous .