Definition of Loom

1. Noun. A textile machine for weaving yarn into a textile.




2. Verb. Come into view indistinctly, often threateningly. "Another air plane loomed into the sky"
Generic synonyms: Appear, Look, Seem

3. Verb. Appear very large or occupy a commanding position. "Large shadows loomed on the canyon wall"
Exact synonyms: Hulk, Predominate, Tower
Generic synonyms: Lift, Rear, Rise
Derivative terms: Hulk, Predomination, Tower

4. Verb. Hang over, as of something threatening, dark, or menacing. "There loom some big birds in the tree"; "The terrible vision brooded over her all day long"
Exact synonyms: Brood, Bulk Large, Hover
Generic synonyms: Hang
Specialized synonyms: Dominate, Eclipse, Overshadow

5. Verb. Weave on a loom. "Materials loomed in Egypt"
Generic synonyms: Tissue, Weave

Definition of Loom

1. n. See Loon, the bird.

2. n. A frame or machine of wood or other material, in which a weaver forms cloth out of thread; a machine for interweaving yarn or threads into a fabric, as in knitting or lace making.

3. v. i. To appear above the surface either of sea or land, or to appear enlarged, or distorted and indistinct, as a distant object, a ship at sea, or a mountain, esp. from atmospheric influences; as, the ship looms large; the land looms high.

4. n. The state of looming; esp., an unnatural and indistinct appearance of elevation or enlargement of anything, as of land or of a ship, seen by one at sea.

Definition of Loom

1. Noun. A utensil; tool; a weapon; (context: usually in compound) an article in general. ¹

2. Noun. A frame or machine of wood or other material, in which a weaver forms cloth out of thread; a machine for interweaving yarn or threads into a fabric, as in knitting or lace making ¹

3. Noun. That part of an oar which is near the grip or handle and inboard from the rowlock ¹

4. Noun. (dated) loon (bird of order ''Gaviformes'') ¹

5. Verb. to impend; to threaten or hang over ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Loom

1. to appear in an enlarged and indistinct form [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Loom

1. 1. To appear above the surface either of sea or land, or to appear enlarged, or distorted and indistinct, as a distant object, a ship at sea, or a mountain, especially. From atmospheric influences; as, the ship looms large; the land looms high. "Awful she looms, the terror of the main." (H. J. Pye) 2. To rise and to be eminent; to be elevated or ennobled, in a moral sense. "On no occasion does he [Paul] loom so high, and shine so gloriously, as in the context." (J. M. Mason) Origin: OE. Lumen to shine, Icel. Ljoma; akin to AS. Leoma light, and E. Light; or cf. OF. Lumer to shine, L. Luminare to illumine, lumen light; akin to E. Light. See Light not dark. 1. A frame or machine of wood or other material, in which a weaver forms cloth out of thread; a machine for interweaving yarn or threads into a fabric, as in knitting or lace making. "Hector, when he sees Andromache overwhelmed with terror, sends her for consolation to the loom and the distaff." (Rambler) 2. That part of an oar which is near the grip or handle and inboard from the rowlock. Origin: OE. Lome, AS. Gelma utensil, implement. See Loon, the bird. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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