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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a hand-operated or power-driven apparatus for weaving fabrics.

    Category: Textiles

  2. the part of an oar between the blade and the handle.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

  3. (v.t.)to weave (something) on a loom.

Origin of loom:

bef. 900; ME lome tool, bucket, OE gelōma tool


  1. to come into view in indistinct and enlarged form:

    The island loomed through the mist.

  2. to rise before or overhang with an appearance of great or portentous size:

    Suddenly a police officer loomed over him.

  3. to assume form as an impending event:

    A battle looms at the convention.

  4. (n.)a looming appearance, as of something seen indistinctly at a distance.

Origin of loom:

1585–95; orig. uncert.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. loom(verb)

    a textile machine for weaving yarn into a textile

  2. loom(verb)

    come into view indistinctly, often threateningly

    "Another air plane loomed into the sky"

  3. 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"

  4. brood, hover, loom, bulk large(verb)

    hang over, as of something threatening, dark, or menacing

    "The terrible vision brooded over her all day long"

  5. loom(verb)

    weave on a loom

    "materials loomed in Egypt"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. loom(verb)ˈum

    (of sth unpleasant) to be approaching

    The end of summer was looming.

  2. loomˈum

    to appear to be very large and frightening

    the looming face of the mountain


  1. loom(Noun)

    loon (bird of order Gaviformes)

  2. loom(Verb)

    to impend; to threaten or hang over

    The clouds loomed over the mountains.

  3. 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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Loom(noun)

    see Loon, the bird

  2. Loom(noun)

    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

  3. Loom(noun)

    that part of an oar which is near the grip or handle and inboard from the rowlock

  4. Loom(verb)

    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

  5. Loom(verb)

    to rise and to be eminent; to be elevated or ennobled, in a moral sense

  6. Loom(noun)

    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


  1. Loom

    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.

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a machine in which thread is woven into a fabric.

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