Definitions for looplup

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a portion of a cord, ribbon, etc., folded or doubled upon itself so as to leave an opening between the parts.

  2. anything shaped more or less like a loop.

  3. a curved piece or a ring used for the insertion of something or as a handle.

  4. a circular area at the end of a trolley line, railroad line, etc., where cars turn around.

    Category: Railroads

  5. an arm of a cloverleaf where traffic may turn off or onto a main road or highway.

    Category: Transportation

  6. Category: Medicine

    Ref: intrauterine device.

  7. a maneuver executed by an airplane in such a manner that the airplane describes a closed curve in a vertical plane.

    Category: Aeronautics

  8. a closed electric or magnetic circuit.

    Category: Electricity and Magnetism

  9. the reiteration of a set of instructions in a computer routine or program.

    Category: Computers

  10. a piece of magnetic tape or film with the ends joined to form an endless strip so that the same material is continuously replayed.

  11. Category: Physics

    Ref: antinode.

  12. the loop,a group or network of insiders or influential people; inner circle:

    to be out of the loop on policy decisions.

    Category: Informal

  13. the Loop, the main business district of Chicago.

    Category: Geography (places)

  14. (v.t.)to form into a loop.

  15. to make a loop in.

  16. to enfold or encircle in or with something arranged in a loop.

  17. to fasten by forming into a loop or by means of a loop:

    to loop up the draperies.

  18. to cause (a missile or projectile) to trace a looping or looplike trajectory through the air.

  19. to fly (an airplane) in a loop or series of loops.

    Category: Aeronautics

  20. to complete or alter (a film or film segment) by recording new or more dialogue or other sound onto the existing soundtrack.

    Category: Motion Pictures, Showbiz

  21. (v.i.)to make or form a loop:

    The river loops around the two counties.

  22. to move by forming loops, as a measuringworm, or by tracing a looplike path.

  23. to perform a loop or series of loops in an airplane.

    Category: Aeronautics

  24. to record dialogue, sound effects, etc., onto an existing film track or soundtrack.

    Category: Motion Pictures, Showbiz

Idioms for loop:

  1. throw or knock for a loop,to overwhelm with surprise or confusion.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Idiom

Origin of loop:

1350–1400; ME loupe loop of cloth, perh. < ScotGael lub loop, bend


  1. loophole (def. 1).

* Archaic..

Origin of loop:

1300–50; ME loupe window

Princeton's WordNet

  1. cringle, eyelet, loop, grommet, grummet(noun)

    fastener consisting of a metal ring for lining a small hole to permit the attachment of cords or lines

  2. loop(noun)

    anything with a round or oval shape (formed by a curve that is closed and does not intersect itself)

  3. iteration, loop(noun)

    (computer science) a single execution of a set of instructions that are to be repeated

    "the solution took hundreds of iterations"

  4. loop(noun)

    an inner circle of advisors (especially under President Reagan)

    "he's no longer in the loop"

  5. loop(noun)

    the basic pattern of the human fingerprint

  6. loop(noun)

    a computer program that performs a series of instructions repeatedly until some specified condition is satisfied

  7. loop topology, loop(noun)

    the topology of a network whose components are serially connected in such a way that the last component is connected to the first component

  8. loop(noun)

    an intrauterine device in the shape of a loop

  9. closed circuit, loop(noun)

    a complete electrical circuit around which current flows or a signal circulates

  10. loop, loop-the-loop(verb)

    a flight maneuver; aircraft flies a complete circle in the vertical plane

  11. loop(verb)

    move in loops

    "The bicycle looped around the tree"

  12. loop, intertwine(verb)

    make a loop in

    "loop a rope"

  13. loop(verb)

    fly loops, perform a loop

    "the stunt pilot looped his plane"

  14. coil, loop, curl(verb)

    wind around something in coils or loops

  15. loop(verb)

    fasten or join with a loop

    "He looped the watch through his belt"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. loop(noun)lup

    sth long and thin that curves around to form a circle

    The rope formed a loop around the branch.

  2. loop(verb)lup

    to form or make a loop

    He looped the string around the handle several times.


  1. loop(Noun)

    A length of thread, line or rope that is doubled over to make an opening; the opening so formed

  2. loop(Noun)

    A shape produced by a curve that bends around and crosses itself.

  3. loop(Noun)

    An endless strip of tape or film allowing continuous repetition.

  4. loop(Noun)

    A complete circuit for an electric current.

  5. loop(Noun)

    A programmed sequence of instructions that is repeated until or while a particular condition is satisfied.

  6. loop(Noun)

    An edge consisting of two identical nodes.

  7. loop(Noun)

    A loop-shaped intrauterine device

  8. loop(Noun)

    a maneuver in which an aircraft flies a circular path in a vertical plane

  9. loop(Verb)

    To form something into a loop

  10. loop(Verb)

    To fasten or encircle something with a loop

  11. loop(Verb)

    To fly an aircraft in a loop

  12. loop(Verb)

    To move something in a loop

  13. loop(Verb)

    To join electrical components to complete a circuit

  14. loop(Verb)

    To form a loop

  15. loop(Verb)

    To move in a loop

    The program loops until the user presses a key.

  16. Origin: From loupe, earlier lowpknot, of origin, ultimately from hlaup, used in the sense of a "running knot". Compare löpknut, løbknude, løb. More at leap.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Loop(noun)

    a mass of iron in a pasty condition gathered into a ball for the tilt hammer or rolls

  2. Loop(noun)

    a fold or doubling of a thread, cord, rope, etc., through which another thread, cord, etc., can be passed, or which a hook can be hooked into; an eye, as of metal; a staple; a noose; a bight

  3. Loop(noun)

    a small, narrow opening; a loophole

  4. Loop(noun)

    a curve of any kind in the form of a loop

  5. Loop(noun)

    a wire forming part of a main circuit and returning to the point from which it starts

  6. Loop(noun)

    the portion of a vibrating string, air column, etc., between two nodes; -- called also ventral segment

  7. Loop(verb)

    to make a loop of or in; to fasten with a loop or loops; -- often with up; as, to loop a string; to loop up a curtain


  1. Loop

    Loop was a South London band founded in 1986 by Robert Hampson and his then girlfriend Becky Stewart. The band was active until 1991.

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. Loop

    A portion of a circuit introduced in series into another circuit. The latter circuit is opened by a spring-jack, q. v. or other device, and the loop inserted. By loops any number of connections can be inserted into a circuit in series therewith, and in series or in parallel with one another.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'loop' in Nouns Frequency: #2528

Anagrams of loop

  1. pool

  2. polo

  3. OOPL

Translations for loop

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a doubled-over part of a piece of rope, chain etc

She made a loop in the string.

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