[loo-ming] /ˈlu mɪŋ/
a mirage in which objects below the horizon seem to be raised above their true positions.
a hand-operated or power-driven apparatus for weaving fabrics, containing harnesses, lay, reed, shuttles, treadles, etc.
the art or the process of weaving.
the part of an oar between the blade and the handle.
verb (used with object)
to weave (something) on a loom.
verb (used without object)
to appear indistinctly; come into view in indistinct and enlarged form:
The mountainous island loomed on the horizon.
to rise before the vision with an appearance of great or portentous size:
Suddenly a police officer loomed in front of him.
to assume form as an impending event:
A battle looms at the convention.
a appearance, as of something seen indistinctly at a distance or through a fog:
the loom of a moraine directly in their path.
an apparatus, worked by hand (hand loom) or mechanically (power loom), for weaving yarn into a textile
the middle portion of an oar, which acts as a fulcrum swivelling in the rowlock
to come into view indistinctly with an enlarged and often threatening aspect
(of an event) to seem ominously close
(often foll by over) (of large objects) to dominate or overhang
a rising appearance, as of something far away
noun (archaic or dialect)
another name for diver (sense 3)
any of various other birds, esp the guillemot
weaving machine, Old English geloma “utensil, tool,” from ge-, perfective prefix, + -loma, of unknown origin (cf. Old English andloman (plural) “apparatus, furniture”). Originally “implement or tool of any kind” (cf. heirloom); thus, “the penis” (c.1400-1600). Specific meaning “a machine in which yarn or thread is woven into fabric” is from c.1400.
1540s, “to come into view largely and indistinctly,” perhaps from a Scandinavian source (cf. dialectal Swedish loma, East Frisian lomen “move slowly”), perhaps a variant from the root of lame (adj.). Early used also of ships moving up and down. Figurative use from 1590s. Related: Loomed; looming.
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- Loom large
Appear imminent in a threatening, magnified form. For example, The possibility of civil war loomed large on the horizon, or Martha wanted to take it easy for a week, but the bar exam loomed large. This term employs loom in the sense of “come into view,” a usage dating from the late 1500s.
[loom] /lum/ noun 1. a hand-operated or power-driven apparatus for weaving fabrics, containing harnesses, lay, reed, shuttles, treadles, etc. 2. the art or the process of weaving. 3. the part of an oar between the blade and the handle. verb (used with object) 4. to weave (something) on a loom. [loom] /lum/ verb (used without […]
adjective 1. (of a woven cotton fabric) not yet dyed
[loon] /lun/ noun 1. any of several large, short-tailed, web-footed, fish-eating diving birds of the genus Gavia, of the Northern Hemisphere. [loon] /lun/ noun 1. a crazy or simple-minded person. /luːn/ noun 1. the US and Canadian name for diver (sense 3) /luːn/ noun 1. (informal) a simple-minded or stupid person 2. (Northeast Scot, dialect) […]