Definition of Looming

1. n. The indistinct and magnified appearance of objects seen in particular states of the atmosphere. See Mirage.

Definition of Looming

1. Verb. (present participle of loom) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Looming

1. loom [v] - See also: loom

Medical Definition of Looming

1. The indistinct and magnified appearance of objects seen in particular states of the atmosphere. See Mirage. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Looming

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1. Elementary Meteorology by Robert Henry Scott (1893)
"It is usually across water that looming is observed; and as a surface -of ... The inverted images which are often presented in looming are not beneath the ..."

2. The Life of Thomas Jefferson by Henry Stephens Randall (1871)
"... —looming of the Mountains—Jefferson's proposed Improvements to the Scenery—An early English Description of the Climate and Inhabitants—A Rain Storm and ..."

3. Meteorology, Weather, and Methods of Forecasting, Description of by Thomas Russell (1895)
"looming up. — Distant objects are often seen in the evening lengthened out ... This is called " looming up." Mirage. —• Inverted images of distant trees and ..."

4. Things Chinese: Being Notes on Various Subjects Connected with China by James Dyer Ball (1893)
"looming up in the far distant future then is this Grand Trunk line from Peking via Wuchang to Canton. Whether this railway will really be commenced this ..."

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