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Noun, Verb (intransitive)


Noun loom has 1 sense

Verb loom has 4 senses


     See Loon, the bird.  [1913 Webster]
loomn. [OE. lome, AS. gel utensil, implement.].
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
    "Hector, when he sees Andromache overwhelmed with terror, sends her for consolation to the loom and the distaff."  [1913 Webster]
  •  That part of an oar which is near the grip or handle and inboard from the rowlock.  Totten.  [1913 Webster]
loomv. i. [OE. lumen to shine, Icel. ljoma; akin to AS. leóma light, and E. light; or cf. OF. lumer to shine, L. luminare to illumine, lumen light; akin to E. light. Light not dark.].
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
    "Awful she looms, the terror of the main."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To rise and to be eminent; to be elevated or ennobled, in a moral sense.  [1913 Webster]
    "On no occasion does he [Paul] loom so high, and shine so gloriously, as in the context."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To become imminent; to impend.  [PJC]
     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.  [1913 Webster]


loom, n. an apparatus for weaving yarn or thread into fabric.

loom, v. & n.
--v.intr. (often foll. by up)
1 come into sight dimly, esp. as a vague and often magnified or threatening shape.
2 (of an event or prospect) be ominously close.
--n. a vague often exaggerated first appearance of land at sea etc.

prob. f. LG or Du.: cf. E Fris. lomen move slowly, MHG l{uuml}emen be weary



anticipate, appear, approach, arise, ascend, await, be destined, be fated, be imminent, be in store, be to be, be to come, become manifest, become visible, braid, brew, bulk, bulk large, come, come forth, come forward, come in sight, come on, come out, come to hand, come to light, come up, coming, confront, crop out, curl upwards, dominate, draw near, draw nigh, draw on, emerge, enlace, enter, entwine, exceed, expect, face, fade in, foresee, foretell, forthcome, forthcoming, futurity, gather, go up, grow up, hand loom, hang over, heave in sight, hope, hover, hover over, immediate future, imminence, impend, impendence, impendency, interknit, interlace, intertie, intertissue, intertwine, intertwist, interweave, intort, issue, issue forth, knit, knitting machine, lace, levitate, lie ahead, lie over, look for, look forth, look forward to, loom large, loop, lower, make up, mat, materialize, menace, mount, near, near future, net, noose, outcrop, outsoar, outstrip, overhang, overshadow, overtop, peep out, plait, plan, pleach, plot, predict, predominate, project, prophesy, raddle, rear, rear its head, rear up, rise, rise above, rise up, see the light, show, show up, shuttle, soar, spiral, spire, splice, stand out, stand up, stream forth, strike the eye, surface, surge, swarm up, sweep up, take form, take shape, threaten, tissue, tower, tower above, transcend, turn up, twill, twine, twist, up, upgo, upgrow, upheave, uprise, upspin, upstream, upsurge, upswarm, upwind, wattle, weave, weaver, web, wreathe




N workshop, workhouse, workplace, shop, place of business, manufactory, mill, plant, works, factory, cabinet, studio, office, branch office bureau, atelier, hive, hive of industry, nursery, hothouse, hotbed, kitchen, mint, forge, loom, dock, dockyard, alveary, armory, laboratory, lab, research institute, refinery, cannery, power plant, beauty parlor, beehive, bindery, forcing pit, nailery, usine, slip, yard, wharf, foundry, foundery, furnace, vineyard, crucible, alembic, caldron, matrix, at work, at the office, at the shop, working.


VB impend, hang over, lie over, threaten, loom, await, come on, approach, stare one in the face, foreordain, preordain, predestine, doom, have in store for.


VB be dim, grow dim, flicker, twinkle, glimmer, loom, lower, fade, pale, pale its ineffectual fire, render dim, dim, bedim, obscure, darken, tone down.


VB be dimsighted, see double, have a mote in the eye, have a mist before the eyes, have a film over the eyes, see through a prism, see through a glass darkly, wink, blink, nictitate, squint, look askant, askant askance, screw up the eyes, glare, glower, nictate, dazzle, loom.


VB be become visible, appear, open to the view, meet the eye, catch the eye, basset, present itself, show manifest itself, produce itself, discover itself, reveal itself, expose itself, betray itself, stand forth, stand out, materialize, show, arise, peep out, peer out, crop out, start up, spring up, show up, turn up, crop up, glimmer, loom, glare, burst forth, burst upon the view, burst upon the sight, heave in sight, come in sight, come into view, come out, come forth, come forward, see the light of day, break through the clouds, make its appearance, show its face, appear to one's eyes, come upon the stage, float before the eyes, speak for itself, attract the attention, reappear, live in a glass house, expose to view.

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