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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.]

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 ?
They also demanded the finest silk and the best gold, which they put in their pockets, and worked at the empty looms till late into the night.
They asked for the most delicate silk and the purest gold thread; put both into their own knapsacks; and then continued their pretended work at the empty looms until late at night.
A special contrast, as every man was in the forest of looms where Stephen worked, to the crashing, smashing, tearing piece of mechanism at which he laboured.
The weaver-god, he weaves; and by that weaving is he deafened, that he hears no mortal voice; and by that humming, we, too, who look on the loom are deafened; and only when we escape it shall we hear the thousand voices that speak through it.
You expected to see her colossal figure loom through that reeking blue cloud of smoke from frying fat just as you expect the Palisades to appear through a drifting Hudson River fog.
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.
Not alone do we understand Avis Everhard's love for her hero-husband, but we feel, as he felt, in those first days, the vague and terrible loom of the Oligarchy.
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.
Slowly the gray light came stealing through the gloom, imperceptibly at first, so that it was almost with surprise that they noticed the vague loom of the trail underfoot.
Its difficulty was much enhanced by the mode of publication; for, it would be very unreasonable to expect that many readers, pursuing a story in portions from month to month through nineteen months, will, until they have it before them complete, perceive the relations of its finer threads to the whole pattern which is always before the eyes of the story-weaver at his loom.
Gas looming through the fog in divers places in the streets, much as the sun may, from the spongey fields, be seen to loom by husbandman and ploughboy.
They followed her gaze, and saw a green light and the loom of a vessel's sails.