Definitions for loomlum
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a hand-operated or power-driven apparatus for weaving fabrics.
the part of an oar between the blade and the handle.
Category: Nautical, Navy
(v.t.)to weave (something) on a loom.
Origin of loom:
bef. 900; ME lome tool, bucket, OE gelōma tool
to come into view in indistinct and enlarged form:
The island loomed through the mist.
to rise before or overhang with an appearance of great or portentous size:
Suddenly a police officer loomed over him.
to assume form as an impending event:
A battle looms at the convention.
(n.)a looming appearance, as of something seen indistinctly at a distance.
Origin of loom:
1585–95; orig. uncert.
a textile machine for weaving yarn into a textile
come into view indistinctly, often threateningly
"Another air plane loomed into the sky"
loom, tower, predominate, hulk(verb)
appear very large or occupy a commanding position
"The huge sculpture predominates over the fountain"; "Large shadows loomed on the canyon wall"
brood, hover, loom, bulk large(verb)
hang over, as of something threatening, dark, or menacing
"The terrible vision brooded over her all day long"
weave on a loom
"materials loomed in Egypt"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
(of sth unpleasant) to be approaching
The end of summer was looming.
to appear to be very large and frightening
the looming face of the mountain
loon (bird of order Gaviformes)
to impend; to threaten or hang over
The clouds loomed over the mountains.
Origin: From lome, from loma, geloma (also as andloma, andgeloma, andlama, of uncertain origin. Cognate with allame. Perhaps originally meaning "a thing of frequent use", in which case, akin to gelome, from ga- + lōmiz, from lem-. Compare giluomo, kilomo, lama. See lame.
see Loon, the bird
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
that part of an oar which is near the grip or handle and inboard from the rowlock
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
to rise and to be eminent; to be elevated or ennobled, in a moral sense
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
Loom is a graphical adventure game originally released in 1990. It was both developed and published by Lucasfilm Games and was the fourth game to use the SCUMM adventure game engine. The project was led by Brian Moriarty, a former Infocom employee and author of the classic text adventures Wishbringer, Trinity and Beyond Zork. In 2009 the game was released for digital download on Steam content delivery system.
Translations for loom
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a machine in which thread is woven into a fabric.
- نَول الحِياكَه، مَنْسَجArabic
- тъкачен станBulgarian
- tearPortuguese (BR)
- tkalcovský stavCzech
- der WebstuhlGerman
- دستگاه بافندگیFarsi
- métier à tisserFrench
- tkalački stanCroatian
- mesin tenunIndonesian
- 베틀, 직기Korean
- audimo staklėsLithuanian
- (aužamās) stellesLatvian
- alat tenunMalay
- warsztat tkackiPolish
- ،نساجى دستگاه بافندگیPersian
- د نساجى فابريكهPashto
- război de ţesutRomanian
- ткацкий станокRussian
- tkáčsky stavSlovak
- dokuma tezgâhıTurkish
- 織布機Chinese (Trad.)
- ткацький верстатUkrainian
- کپڑا بننے کی مشینUrdu
- khung cửiVietnamese
- 织布机Chinese (Simp.)
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