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loom

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noun \ˈlüm\

Definition of loom

  1. :  a frame or machine for interlacing at right angles two or more sets of threads or yarns to form a cloth



Origin of loom

Middle English lome tool, loom, from Old English gelōma tool; akin to Middle Dutch allame tool


First Known Use: 15th century

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loom

verb

Simple Definition of loom

  • : to appear in a large, strange, or frightening form often in a sudden way : to appear in an impressively large or great form

  • : to be close to happening : to be about to happen

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of loom

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to come into sight in enlarged or distorted and indistinct form often as a result of atmospheric conditions

  3. 2 a :  to appear in an impressively great or exaggerated form <deficits loomed large> b :  to take shape as an impending occurrence

Examples of loom in a sentence

  1. Storm clouds loomed on the horizon.

  2. The mountains loom above the valley.



Origin of loom

origin unknown


First Known Use: circa 1541


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loom

noun

Definition of loom

  1. :  the indistinct and exaggerated appearance of something seen on the horizon or through fog or darkness; also :  a looming shadow or reflection



1836

First Known Use of loom

1836



LOOM Defined for Kids

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loom

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noun \ˈlüm\

Definition of loom for Students

  1. :  a frame or machine for weaving cloth




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loom

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verb

Definition of loom for Students

loomedlooming

  1. 1 :  to come into sight suddenly and often with a large, strange, or frightening appearance <A steep hill loomed ahead. — Lois Lowry, The Giver>

  2. 2 :  to be about to happen <A battle is looming.>





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