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loom 1

 (lo͞om)
intr.v. loomed, loom·ing, looms
1. To come into view as a massive, distorted, or indistinct image: "I faced the icons that loomed through the veil of incense" (Fergus M. Bordewich). See Synonyms at appear.
2. To appear to the mind in a magnified and threatening form: "Stalin looms over the whole human tragedy of 1930-1933" (Robert Conquest).
3. To seem imminent; impend: Revolution loomed but the aristocrats paid no heed.
n.
A distorted, threatening appearance of something, as through fog or darkness.

[Perhaps of Scandinavian origin.]

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loom2

loom 2

 (lo͞om)
n.
An apparatus for making thread or yarn into cloth by weaving strands together at right angles.
tr.v. loomed, loom·ing, looms
To weave (a tapestry, for example) on a loom.

[Middle English lome, from Old English gelōma, tool : ge-, collective pref.; see yclept + -lōma, tool (as in handlōman, tools).]

loom

(luːm)
n
1. (Crafts) an apparatus, worked by hand (hand loom) or mechanically (power loom), for weaving yarn into a textile
2. (Nautical Terms) the middle portion of an oar, which acts as a fulcrum swivelling in the rowlock
[C13 (meaning any kind of tool): variant of Old English gelōma tool; compare heirloom]

loom

(luːm)
vb (intr)
1. to come into view indistinctly with an enlarged and often threatening aspect
2. (of an event) to seem ominously close
3. (often foll by over) (of large objects) to dominate or overhang
n
a rising appearance, as of something far away
[C16: perhaps from East Frisian lomen to move slowly]

loom

(luːm)
n
1. (Animals) another name for diver3
2. (Animals) any of various other birds, esp the guillemot
[C17: from Old Norse lomr]

loom1

(lum)
n.
1. a hand-operated or power-driven apparatus for weaving fabrics.
2. the part of an oar between the blade and the handle.
v.t.
3. to weave (something) on a loom.
[before 900; Middle English lome tool, bucket, Old English gelōma tool]

loom2

(lum)
v.i.
1. to come into view in indistinct and enlarged form: The island loomed through the mist.
2. to rise before or overhang with an appearance of great or portentous size: Suddenly a police officer loomed over him.
3. to assume form as an impending event: A battle looms at the convention.
n.
4. a looming appearance, as of something seen indistinctly at a distance.
[1585–95; orig. uncertain]

loom


Past participle: loomed
Gerund: looming

Imperative
loom
loom
Present
I loom
you loom
he/she/it looms
we loom
you loom
they loom
Preterite
I loomed
you loomed
he/she/it loomed
we loomed
you loomed
they loomed
Present Continuous
I am looming
you are looming
he/she/it is looming
we are looming
you are looming
they are looming
Present Perfect
I have loomed
you have loomed
he/she/it has loomed
we have loomed
you have loomed
they have loomed
Past Continuous
I was looming
you were looming
he/she/it was looming
we were looming
you were looming
they were looming
Past Perfect
I had loomed
you had loomed
he/she/it had loomed
we had loomed
you had loomed
they had loomed
Future
I will loom
you will loom
he/she/it will loom
we will loom
you will loom
they will loom
Future Perfect
I will have loomed
you will have loomed
he/she/it will have loomed
we will have loomed
you will have loomed
they will have loomed
Future Continuous
I will be looming
you will be looming
he/she/it will be looming
we will be looming
you will be looming
they will be looming
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been looming
you have been looming
he/she/it has been looming
we have been looming
you have been looming
they have been looming
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been looming
you will have been looming
he/she/it will have been looming
we will have been looming
you will have been looming
they will have been looming
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been looming
you had been looming
he/she/it had been looming
we had been looming
you had been looming
they had been looming
Conditional
I would loom
you would loom
he/she/it would loom
we would loom
you would loom
they would loom
Past Conditional
I would have loomed
you would have loomed
he/she/it would have loomed
we would have loomed
you would have loomed
they would have loomed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.loom - a textile machine for weaving yarn into a textileloom - a textile machine for weaving yarn into a textile
carpet loom - a loom for weaving carpeting
figure loom, figured-fabric loom - a loom for weaving figured fabrics
handloom - a loom powered by hand
Jacquard loom, Jacquard - a loom with an attachment for forming openings for the passage of the shuttle between the warp threads; used in weaving figured fabrics
power loom - a loom operated mechanically
textile machine - a machine for making textiles
Verb1.loom - come into view indistinctly, often threateningly; "Another air plane loomed into the sky"
appear, seem, look - give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect; "She seems to be sleeping"; "This appears to be a very difficult problem"; "This project looks fishy"; "They appeared like people who had not eaten or slept for a long time"
2.loom - appear very large or occupy a commanding positionloom - appear very large or occupy a commanding position; "The huge sculpture predominates over the fountain"; "Large shadows loomed on the canyon wall"
rear, rise, lift - rise up; "The building rose before them"
3.loom - hang over, as of something threatening, dark, or menacing; "The terrible vision brooded over her all day long"
hang - be menacing, burdensome, or oppressive; "This worry hangs on my mind"; "The cloud of suspicion hangs over her"
eclipse, overshadow, dominate - be greater in significance than; "the tragedy overshadowed the couple's happiness"
4.loom - weave on a loom; "materials loomed in Egypt"
tissue, weave - create a piece of cloth by interlacing strands of fabric, such as wool or cotton; "tissue textiles"

loom

verb
1. appear, emerge, hover, take shape, threaten, bulk, menace, come into view, become visible the bleak mountains that loomed out of the blackness
3. threaten, be close, menace, be imminent, impend The threat of renewed civil war looms.

loom

verb
1. To come into view:
Idioms: make an appearance, meet the eye.
2. To be imminent:
Translations
نَول الحِياكَه، مَنْسَجيَلوحُ بصورةٍ غَيْر واضِحَه
tkalcovský stavvynořovat se
dukke truende fremvæv
kangaspuutkuikka
hilla undir, sjást ógreinilegavefstóll
neskaidri iezīmētiesstellesvīdēt
tkáčsky stav
dağ gibi önüne çıkmakdokuma tezgâhı

loom

1 [luːm] N (for weaving) → telar m

loom

2 [luːm] VI
1. (also loom up) (= appear) → surgir, aparecer
the ship loomed (up) out of the mistel barco surgió de la neblina
2. (= threaten) → amenazar
dangers loom aheadse vislumbran los peligros que hay por delante
to loom largecernerse, pender amenazadoramente

loom

[ˈluːm]
n (for weaving)métier m à tisser
vi
(= appear) [mountain, iceberg] → surgir
(= be imminent) [danger, crisis] → menacer; [threat] → paraître imminent(e)
to loom large (= occupy sb's thoughts) → être une préoccupation majeure

loom

1
nWebstuhl m

loom

2
vi (also loom ahead or up) (lit, fig)sich abzeichnen; (storm)heraufziehen; (disaster)sich zusammenbrauen; (danger)drohen; (difficulties)sich auftürmen; (exams)bedrohlich näher rücken; the ship loomed (up) out of the mistdas Schiff tauchte bedrohlich aus dem Nebel (auf); the threat of unemployment was looming on the horizonArbeitslosigkeit zeichnete sich bedrohlich am Horizont ab; the threat of war looms aheadein Krieg zeichnet sich bedrohlich ab; the fear of a sudden attack loomed in his minder hatte große Angst vor einem plötzlichen Angriff; to loom largeeine große Rolle spielen; the skyscraper looms over the cityder Wolkenkratzer ragt über die Stadt

loom

1 [luːm] n (weaving loom) → telaio

loom

2 [luːm] vi (also loom up) (building, mountain) → apparire in lontananza
the ship loomed (up) out of the mist → nella nebbia apparve la nave
to loom large (fig) → essere imminente, incombere

loom1

(luːm) noun
a machine in which thread is woven into a fabric.

loom2

(luːm) verb
(often with up) to appear indistinctly, often threateningly. A huge ship loomed (up) in the fog.
References in classic literature ?
She used the first money she got to buy a loom and became a weaver of carpets, and Alice got a place in Winney's store.
Soon, likewise, my old native town will loom upon me through the haze of memory, a mist brooding over and around it; as if it were no portion of the real earth, but an overgrown village in cloud-land, with only imaginary inhabitants to people its wooden houses and walk its homely lanes, and the unpicturesque prolixity of its main street.
As I kept passing and repassing the filling or woof of marline between the long yarns of the warp, using my own hand for the shuttle, and as Queequeg, standing sideways, ever and anon slid his heavy oaken sword between the threads, and idly looking off upon the water, carelessly and unthinkingly drove home every yarn: I say so strange a dreaminess did there then reign all over the ship and all over the sea, only broken by the intermitting dull sound of the sword, that it seemed as if this were the Loom of Time, and I myself were a shuttle mechanically weaving and weaving away at the Fates.
He saw God's foot upon the treadle of the loom, and spoke it; and therefore his shipmates called him mad.
The farmer tills the soil, the miner digs in the earth, the weaver tends the loom, the mason carves the stone; the clever man invents, the shrewd man directs, the wise man studies, the inspired man sings--and all the result, the products of the labor of brain and muscle, are gathered into one stupendous stream and poured into their laps
In the midst of the happy excitement of the last two days, when "blushing honors" had been falling thick upon her, and behind the delicious exaltation of the morning, had been the feeling that the condition was a transient one, and that the burden, the struggle, the anxiety, would soon loom again on the horizon.
The church is calm enough, I am sure; but it might be a steam-power loom in full action, for any sedative effect it has on me.
The questionable sound of Silas's loom, so unlike the natural cheerful trotting of the winnowing-machine, or the simpler rhythm of the flail, had a half-fearful fascination for the Raveloe boys, who would often leave off their nutting or birds'-nesting to peep in at the window of the stone cottage, counterbalancing a certain awe at the mysterious action of the loom, by a pleasant sense of scornful superiority, drawn from the mockery of its alternating noises, along with the bent, tread-mill attitude of the weaver.
They pointed to the empty loom, and the poor old minister went forward rubbing his eyes; but he could see nothing, for there was nothing there.
Go, then, within the house and busy yourself with your daily duties, your loom, your distaff, and the ordering of your servants; for speech is man's matter, and mine above all others {10}--for it is I who am master here.
A woman's voice was singing melodiously in another room of the palace, and with her voice was mingled the noise of a loom, at which she was probably seated, weaving a rich texture of cloth, and intertwining the high and low sweetness of her voice into a rich tissue of harmony.
The strain of watching the dark loom of the land grow bigger and denser was too much for me.