Definition of Loop

1. Noun. Fastener consisting of a metal ring for lining a small hole to permit the attachment of cords or lines.

Exact synonyms: Cringle, Eyelet, Grommet, Grummet
Generic synonyms: Fastener, Fastening, Fixing, Holdfast
Derivative terms: Eye

2. Verb. Move in loops. "The bicycle looped around the tree"
Generic synonyms: Circle, Circulate

3. Noun. Anything with a round or oval shape (formed by a curve that is closed and does not intersect itself).
Specialized synonyms: Band, Belt, Drip Loop, Noose, Running Noose, Slip Noose, Lobe, Bight
Generic synonyms: Jordan Curve, Simple Closed Curve
Derivative terms: Loopy

4. Verb. Make a loop in. "Loop a rope"
Exact synonyms: Intertwine
Generic synonyms: Entwine, Knit
Specialized synonyms: Crochet, Hook, Noose

5. Noun. (computer science) a single execution of a set of instructions that are to be repeated. "The solution took hundreds of iterations"
Exact synonyms: Iteration
Generic synonyms: Physical Process, Process
Category relationships: Computer Science, Computing
Derivative terms: Iterate

6. Verb. Fly loops, perform a loop. "The stunt pilot looped his plane"
Generic synonyms: Circle, Circulate

7. Noun. An inner circle of advisors (especially under President Reagan). "He's no longer in the loop"
Generic synonyms: Camp, Clique, Coterie, Ingroup, Inner Circle, Pack

8. Verb. Wind around something in coils or loops. "The wires loop around the stick"
Exact synonyms: Coil, Curl
Generic synonyms: Roll, Twine, Wind, Wrap
Derivative terms: Coil, Coil, Curl
Antonyms: Uncoil

9. Noun. The basic pattern of the human fingerprint.
Generic synonyms: Fingerprint

10. Verb. Fasten or join with a loop. ; "He looped the watch through his belt"
Generic synonyms: Bind, Tie

11. Noun. A computer program that performs a series of instructions repeatedly until some specified condition is satisfied.

12. Noun. The topology of a network whose components are serially connected in such a way that the last component is connected to the first component.
Exact synonyms: Loop Topology
Generic synonyms: Network Topology, Topology

13. Noun. An intrauterine device in the shape of a loop.
Generic synonyms: Intrauterine Device, Iud

14. Noun. A complete electrical circuit around which current flows or a signal circulates.
Exact synonyms: Closed Circuit
Generic synonyms: Circuit, Electric Circuit, Electrical Circuit
Specialized synonyms: Parallel Circuit, Shunt Circuit
Antonyms: Open Circuit

15. Noun. A flight maneuver; aircraft flies a complete circle in the vertical plane.
Exact synonyms: Loop-the-loop
Specialized synonyms: Inside Loop, Outside Loop
Generic synonyms: Airplane Maneuver, Flight Maneuver

Definition of Loop

1. n. A mass of iron in a pasty condition gathered into a ball for the tilt hammer or rolls.

2. n. A fold or doubling of a thread, cord, rope, etc., through which another thread, cord, etc., can be passed, or which a hook can be hooked into; an eye, as of metal; a staple; a noose; a bight.

3. v. t. To make a loop of or in; to fasten with a loop or loops; -- often with up; as, to loop a string; to loop up a curtain.

Definition of Loop

1. Noun. A length of thread, line or rope that is doubled over to make an opening; the opening so formed ¹

2. Noun. A shape produced by a curve that bends around and crosses itself. ¹

3. Noun. An endless strip of tape or film allowing continuous repetition. ¹

4. Noun. A complete circuit for an electric current. ¹

5. Noun. (computing) A programmed sequence of instructions that is repeated until or while a particular condition is satisfied. ¹

6. Noun. (graph theory) An edge consisting of two identical nodes. ¹

7. Noun. A loop-shaped intrauterine device ¹

8. Noun. a maneuver in which an aircraft flies a circular path in a vertical plane ¹

9. Verb. (transitive) To form something into a loop ¹

10. Verb. (transitive) To fasten or encircle something with a loop ¹

11. Verb. (transitive) To fly an aircraft in a loop ¹

12. Verb. (transitive) To move something in a loop ¹

13. Verb. (transitive) To join electrical components to complete a circuit ¹

14. Verb. (intransitive) To form a loop ¹

15. Verb. (intransitive) To move in a loop ¹

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Definition of Loop

1. to form loops (circular or oval openings) [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Loop

1. 1. A fold or doubling of a thread, cord, rope, etc, through which another thread, cord, etc, can be passed, or which a hook can be hooked into; an eye, as of metal; a staple; a noose; a bight. "That the probation bear no hinge, nor loop To hang a doubt on." (Shak) 2. A small, narrow opening; a loophole. "And stop all sight-holes, every loop from whence The eye of Reason may pry in upon us." (Shak) 3. A curve of any kind in the form of a loop. 4. A wire forming part of a main circuit and returning to the point from which it starts. 5. The portion of a vibrating string, air column, etc, between two nodes; called also ventral segment. Loop knot, a single knot tied in a doubled cord, etc. So as to leave a loop beyond the knot. Origin: Cf. Ir. & Gael. Lub loop, noose, fold, thong, bend, lub to bend, incline. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Loop

loony bin
loony bins
loony left
loony lefty
loony toons
loony tune
loony tunes
loony van
loop (current term)
loop bioreactors
loop diuretic
loop electrocautery excision procedure
loop excision
loop gain
loop invariant
loop knot
loop of Henle
loop of henle
loop of hypoglossal nerve
loop quantum gravity
loop ratio

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