Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Loopholed adjective Provided with loopholes.
Loopie adjective Deceitful; cunning; sly. [ Scot.]
[ 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.
[ Middle English los
, from Old French los
.] Praise; fame; reputation.
[ Obsolete] Spenser.
Good conscience and good loos . Chaucer.
[ Compar. Looser
; superl. Loosest
.] [ Middle English loos
, 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 Addison. 3. Not tight or close; as, a loose garment. 4. Not dense, close, compact, or crowded; as, a cloth of loose texture.
Loose of my vow; but who knows Cato's thoughts ?
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.
(lōs) v. noun
[ imperfect & past participle Loosed
(lōst); present participle & verbal noun Loosing
.] [ From Loose
] 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.
(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.
(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
,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 .
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.
Lope noun 1. A leap; a long step.
[ Prov. Eng.] 2. An easy gait, consisting of long running strides or leaps.
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]
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.
[ 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 .
, 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
, Old High German giliber...n
, German luppe
, 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.
.] 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.
[ Latin loquax
, 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