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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. any of several large, ducklike diving birds of the order Gaviiformes, nesting along fresh water in colder regions of the Northern Hemisphere.

    Category: Ornithology

Origin of loon:

1625–35; appar. alter. of dial. loom < ON lōmr


  1. a crazy or simple-minded person.

Origin of loon:

1400–50; late ME lowen, perh. < ON lūinn worn, tired

Princeton's WordNet

  1. loon(noun)

    a worthless lazy fellow

  2. loon, diver(noun)

    large somewhat primitive fish-eating diving bird of the northern hemisphere having webbed feet placed far back; related to the grebes

  3. addle-head, addlehead, loon, birdbrain(noun)

    a person with confused ideas; incapable of serious thought

Webster Dictionary

  1. Loon(noun)

    a sorry fellow; a worthless person; a rogue

  2. Loon(noun)

    any one of several aquatic, wed-footed, northern birds of the genus Urinator (formerly Colymbus), noted for their expertness in diving and swimming under water. The common loon, or great northern diver (Urinator imber, or Colymbus torquatus), and the red-throated loon or diver (U. septentrionalis), are the best known species. See Diver


  1. Loon

    The loons or divers are a group of aquatic birds found in many parts of North America and northern Eurasia. All living species of loons are members of the genus Gavia, family Gaviidae and order Gaviiformes.

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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(alsoˈwages noun plural) a regular, usually weekly rather than monthly, payment for the work that one does

He spends all his wages on books; What is his weekly wage?

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