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loom

noun \ ˈlüm \

Definition of loom

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

Origin and Etymology of loom

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

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loom

verb

Definition of loom

intransitive verb
1 :to come into sight in enlarged or distorted and indistinct form often as a result of atmospheric conditions
  • Storm clouds loomed on the horizon.
2 a :to appear in an impressively great or exaggerated form
  • deficits loomed large
b :to take shape as an impending occurrence
  • the problems that loomed ahead

Examples of loom in a Sentence

  1. Storm clouds loomed on the horizon.

  2. The mountains loom above the valley.

Origin and Etymology of loom

origin unknown


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loom

noun

Definition of loom

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

Origin and Etymology of loom

see 2loom



LOOM Defined for English Language Learners

loom

verb

Definition of loom for English Language Learners

  • : 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


LOOM Defined for Kids

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loom

noun \ ˈlüm \

Definition of loom for Students

:a frame or machine for weaving cloth

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loom

verb

Definition of loom for Students

loomed; looming
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 :to be about to happen
  • A battle is looming.


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