loom large

Definition of loom large

  1. :  to have great importance or influence Rising tuition costs loom large in the minds of many parents. She was a critic who loomed large in literary circles.

Word by Word Definitions

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

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

    :  to appear in an impressively great or exaggerated form

    :  to take shape as an impending occurrence

  1. :  the indistinct and exaggerated appearance of something seen on the horizon or through fog or darkness

    :  a looming shadow or reflection

  1. :  lavish

    :  ample, abundant

    :  extensive, broad

  1. :  in abundance :  amply, liberally

    :  with the wind abaft the beam

    :  in a large manner :  extravagantly

  1. :  liberality, generosity

    :  a thousand dollars

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