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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"


  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

  8. Origin: [G. luppe an iron lump. Cf. Looping.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Loop

    lōōp, n. a doubling of a cord, chain, &c., through which another may pass: an ornamental doubling in fringes.—v.t. to fasten or ornament with loops.—n.pl. Loop′ers, the caterpillars of certain moths, which move by drawing up the hindpart of their body to the head.—n. Loop′-line, a branch from a main line of railway, returning to it after making a detour. [Prob. Celt.; Gael. lub, a bend.]

  2. Loop

    lōōp, Loophole, lōōp′hōl, n. a small hole in a wall, &c., through which small-arms may be fired: a means of escape.—adjs. Looped (Shak.), full of small openings; Loop′holed.—n. Loop′-light, a small narrow window. [O. Fr. loup.]

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.

Suggested Resources

  1. LOOP

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

Anagrams for loop »

  1. pool

  2. polo

  3. OOPL


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of loop in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of loop in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Lisa Wong:

    We get to close the loop.

  2. Seth Pollak:

    This study closes the loop and adds the missing piece.

  3. Dennis Lockhart:

    I don't think we are stuck in an adverse loop with markets.

  4. Daimler Trucks North America:

    We’re really augmenting the driver, we’re not taking the driver totally of out the loop, he’s there in a monitoring system.

  5. Owen Tripp:

    Employees need ways to stay in the loop about their parents' care, for employers, it's often about keeping people in the job for longer.

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