loom definition

  • verb-intransitive:
    • ahead into view as a massive, distorted, or indistinct picture: "I encountered the icons that loomed through the veil of incense” ( Fergus M. Bordewich). See Synonyms at appear.
    • To Show Up on head in a magnified and threatening form: "Stalin looms within the entire individual tragedy of 1930-1933” ( Robert Conquest).
    • to appear imminent; impend: Revolution loomed nevertheless aristocrats paid no heed.
    • To appear above the surface either of sea or land, or even to appear increased, or distorted and indistinct, as a distant object, a ship at water, or a mountain, esp. from atmospheric impacts
    • To rise and also to be eminent; become raised or ennobled, in a moral feeling.
    • to be imminent; to impend.
  • noun:
    • A distorted, harmful appearance of something, as through fog or darkness.
    • An apparatus to make thread or yarn into cloth by weaving strands together at correct perspectives.
    • A utensil; tool; a weapon; (usually in ingredient) an article as a whole.
    • A frame or device of lumber or any other product, by which a weaver kinds fabric from bond; a machine for interweaving yarn or threads into a fabric, such as knitting or lace making
    • That element of an oar that will be nearby the hold or handle and inboard from rowlock
    • loon (bird of purchase Gaviformes)
    • See loon, the bird.
    • A frame or device of timber or any other material, for which a weaver types cloth off thread; a machine for interweaving yarn or threads into a fabric, as with knitting or lace making.
    • That section of an oar that is near the hold or handle and inboard from the rowlock.
    • hawaii of looming; esp., an unnatural and indistinct appearance of elevation or enhancement of everything, since land or of a ship, seen by one at water.
    • A utensil; an instrument; a weapon; articles generally speaking: today used just in composition, as with heir-loom, workloom, etc. See treasure.
    • A machine for weaving any material from yarn or thread.
    • The element of an oar between the knife in addition to handle; the shaft.
    • A chimney.
    • A coming indistinctly or vaguely into view; also, the indistinct or unnaturally enlarged look of something, as land, seen far away or through a fog. See looming.
    • The tabs on a fish.
    • A loon. See loon.
    • A guillemot.
    • a textile device for weaving yarn into a textile
  • verb-transitive:
    • To weave (a tapestry, as an example) on a loom.
  • verb:
    • to impend; to threaten or hangover
    • enter into view indistinctly, frequently threateningly
    • weave on a loom
    • hang over, at the time of anything threatening, dark, or menacing
    • look large or entertain a commanding position
  • others:
    • To weave.
    • To shine.
    • exclusively to seem indistinctly; come dimly into view, as from below the horizon or through a mist; arise ahead of the sight to be able to supply the impression of indistinct volume or largeness: be noticed prominently inside possibility: often made use of figuratively.
    • To put into or adjust in a loom.

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