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I'm single, footloose and fancy free, I have no responsibilities, no anchors. Work, friendship and self-improvement, that's me.
Joel Edgerton

Meaning of "footloose" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF FOOTLOOSE

footloose  [ˈfʊtˌluːs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF FOOTLOOSE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Footloose is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES FOOTLOOSE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of footloose in the English dictionary

The definition of footloose in the dictionary is free to go or do as one wishes. Other definition of footloose is eager to travel; restless.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH FOOTLOOSE


Bruce
bruːs
flower-de-luce
ˈflaʊədəˈluːs
flowers-de-luce
ˈflaʊəzdəˈluːs
Goes
ɡuːs
goose
ɡuːs
induce
ɪnˈdjuːs
introduce
ˌɪntrəˈdjuːs
juice
dʒuːs
loose
luːs
luce
luːs
moose
muːs
mousse
muːs
produce
prəˈdjuːs
recluse
rɪˈkluːs
reduce
rɪˈdjuːs
reproduce
ˌriːprəˈdjuːs
sluice
sluːs
unloose
ʌnˈluːs
unsluice
ʌnˈsluːs
Zeus
zjuːs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE FOOTLOOSE

footings
footle
footler
footless
footlessly
footlessness
footlights
footlike
footling
footlocker
footman
footmark
footmen
footmuff
footnote
footpace
footpad
footpage
footpath
footplate

WORDS THAT END LIKE FOOTLOOSE

blue goose
caboose
Canada goose
choose
cut loose
golden goose
hang loose
have a screw loose
have a slate loose
let loose
mongoose
Mother Goose
noose
on the loose
oose
pick and choose
play fast and loose
roose
the loose
vamoose

Synonyms and antonyms of footloose in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «footloose» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF FOOTLOOSE

Find out the translation of footloose to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of footloose from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «footloose» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

自由自在
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Footloose
570 millions of speakers

English

footloose
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

Footloose
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الطليقة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

вольную
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

footloose
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অবাধ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

footloose
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Footloose
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

ungebunden
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

フットルース
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

가고 싶은 곳에 갈 수
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Footloose
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

hụt chân
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அடித்தளத்தை இழந்த
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पादचारी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

başıboş
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Footloose
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Footloose
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

вольну
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Footloose
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

footloose
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Footloose
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

rotlösa
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

footloose
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of footloose

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «FOOTLOOSE»

The term «footloose» is quite widely used and occupies the 42.889 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «FOOTLOOSE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about footloose

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4 QUOTES WITH «FOOTLOOSE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word footloose.
1
Graydon Carter
A workday lunch that lasts as long as a transcontinental flight is an impossibility for all but the most pliant and footloose of food tourists. To get in the game, you need a thick wallet, an adventurous palate, and a whole lot of time.
2
Joel Edgerton
I'm single, footloose and fancy free, I have no responsibilities, no anchors. Work, friendship and self-improvement, that's me.
3
Hugh Laurie
Some people are drawn naturally - there are natural guitarists, and there are natural piano players, and I think guitar implies travel, a sort of footloose gypsy existence. You grab your bag and you go to the next town.
4
Carolyn Mackler
Prior to being bullied, I was a very footloose sixth-grader. You know, I was quirky, I was creative - I really felt good in my own body. And when I was bullied in seventh grade, my self-esteem tanked.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «FOOTLOOSE»

Discover the use of footloose in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to footloose and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Footloose
When Ren moves from the city to the tiny town of Bomont, he has a culture shock when he learns that dancing and rock music are outlawed, but he hopes to change that situation, and win the attention of the wild daughter of the local reverend ...
Rudy Josephs, 2011
2
Footloose
When city boy Ren moves to small town USA, he is in for serious culture shock.
Bloomsbury Publishing, 2011
3
Footloose (Mills & Boon M&B)
Leanne Banks. Footloose Leanne Banks This book is dedicated to everyone who has ever been. www.millsandboon.co.uk.
Leanne Banks, 2014
4
Footloose Labour: Working in India's Informal Economy
This penetrating anthropological study of India's working poor examines the lives of migrant workers from two villages in south Gujarat who depend on casual work.
Jan Breman, 1996
5
Footloose: Charlie Smith's Offshore Chronicles
Offshore and off-the-wall -- Charlie Smith's capricious misadventures are a lighthearted glimpse of how one likeable rascal copes with the three-headed hydra of globalization, rampant taxation and creeping regulation.
Fred Sharp, 2002
6
Footloose in the Himalaya
For Aitken, Travel In The Himalaya Is As Much About The Spirit As About Landscapes, Leeches, And Aching Knees. His Intimate Knowledge Of The Himalaya, Absorbed Through A Lifetime Makes This Volume More A Native`S Account Than A Traveller`S.
Bill Aitken, 2003
7
Footloose - Charlie Smith's Offshore Chronicles
This book is bound to become an offshore finance classic. Bond Mercantile Group, Merchant Bankers Hilarious! Fred Sharp is a wolf in Charlie's clothing. H.E. Capital S.A., Global Asset Management
Fred Sharp, 2003
8
Footloose in the Himalaya
A British television performer recounts his journey through the Himalaya Mountains to Zanskar and Ladakh, India, and to Nepal, in search of evidence of environmental damage from outside contact
Mike Harding, 1990
9
Footloose in Jacksonian America: Robert W. Scott and His ...
The journal entries from Scott's 1829-30 trip present a vivid picture of Jacksonian America and of the prominent people of the era. In the second half of the book, Clark traces the later life of this fascinating diarist.
Thomas Dionysius Clark, Robert Wilmot Scott, 1989
10
Footloose Bundle
Footloose Bundle by Leanne Banks Get 3 books for one low price!
Leanne Banks, 2006

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «FOOTLOOSE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term footloose is used in the context of the following news items.
1
"Footloose" features familiar songs from the 1980s - The Exponent …
Footloose” will be presented Wednesday through July 19 at the Metropolitan Theatre in Morgantown as part of West Virginia Public Theatre's ... «The Exponent Telegram, Jul 15»
2
Cock-a-doodle-doo!Rooster footloose and fancy-free
CALGARY - A rooster who lost both of his feet to frostbite is cock of the walk once more thanks to researchers from the University of Calgary. «London Community News, Jul 15»
3
Clampdown on footloose non-doms cautioned - FT.com
George Osborne's moves to tighten the regime for wealthy foreign tax residents living in the UK could force many to relocate, tax professionals ... «Financial Times, Jul 15»
4
Cut Loose with a First Look at Broadway Palm's FOOTLOOSE
Broadway Palm is cutting loose this summer with the high-energy musical Footloose, playing now through August 15, 2015. Based on the 1984 ... «Broadway World, Jul 15»
5
Roundtown Players to present 'Footloose'
Ren McCormack, played by Tyler Corcoran, confronts town council about a local ordinance that bans dancing. Curtains open 8 p.m. tonight for ... «Circleville Herald, Jul 15»
6
Introducing the Mando Footloose IM e-bike (video)
The Mando Footloose is a folding electric bicycle with a twist. The pedals aren't connected to the rear wheel in any way. Instead, they turn an ... «ecomento.com, Jul 15»
7
'Footloose' playing at Mystique until August
From left: Mary Kate Alexander, Rani Choudhury and Meena Hijazi dance while Jenna Davies, who plays lead character Ariel Moore, sings ... «Idaho State Journal, Jul 15»
8
Footloose Juhi
Juhi Chawla has travelled so often, she has become a trifle travel weary. She elaborates, “Over the years I have embarked on so many trips, ... «The New Indian Express, Jul 15»
9
Getting Footloose
The Wilton Children's Theater Summer Stage program will present Footloose July 9-10 at the Clune Center at Wilton High School. Above ... «Wilton Bulletin, Jul 15»
10
Broadway Palm Cuts Loose This Summer with FOOTLOOSE, Now …
Broadway Palm is cutting loose this summer with the high-energy musical Footloose, playing tonight, July 9, through August 15, 2015. «Broadway World, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Footloose [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/footloose>. May 2020 ».
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