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Loop

 (lo͞op)
The central business district of Chicago, Illinois. Used with the.

loop 1

 (lo͞op)
n.
1.
a. A length of line, thread, ribbon, or other thin material that is curved or doubled over making an opening.
b. The opening formed by such a doubled line.
2. Something having a shape, order, or path of motion that is circular or curved over on itself.
3. Electricity A closed circuit.
4. Computers A sequence of instructions that repeats either a specified number of times or until a particular condition is met.
5. A loop-shaped intrauterine device.
6. A flight maneuver in which an aircraft flies a circular path in a vertical plane with the lateral axis of the aircraft remaining horizontal.
7. A segment of film or magnetic tape whose ends are joined, making a strip that can be continuously replayed.
8. Sports See league1.
v. looped, loop·ing, loops
v.tr.
1. To form into a loop.
2. To fasten, join, or encircle with loops or a loop.
3. To fly (an aircraft) in a loop.
4. To move in a loop or an arc.
5. Electricity To join (conductors) so as to complete a circuit.
6. To add or substitute (words) in a film by altering the soundtrack.
v.intr.
1. To form a loop.
2. To move in a loop: "The couple looped constantly around the international social circuit" (Walter Isaacson).
3. To make a loop in an aircraft.
Phrasal Verb:
loop in
To provide up-to-date information; inform: She sent an email to loop in the staff about policy changes. Before proceeding with my plan, I looped my colleagues in.
Idioms:
in the loop
Part of a group that is kept up-to-date with information about something: knew about the merger because she's in the loop.
knock/throw for a loop
Slang To surprise tremendously; astonish.
out of the loop
Not part of a group that is kept up-to-date with information about something.

[Middle English loupe, probably from Middle Irish lúb (perhaps influenced by Middle English lep, basket).]

loop 2

 (lo͞op)
n. Archaic
A loophole through which small arms may be fired.

[Middle English loupe; akin to Middle Dutch lūpen, to lie in wait, peer.]

loop

(luːp)
n
1. the round or oval shape formed by a line, string, etc, that curves around to cross itself
2. any round or oval-shaped thing that is closed or nearly closed
3. a piece of material, such as string, curved round and fastened to form a ring or handle for carrying by
4. (Gynaecology & Obstetrics) an intrauterine contraceptive device in the shape of a loop
5. (Electronics) electronics
a. a closed electric or magnetic circuit through which a signal can circulate
b. short for loop aerial
6. (Aeronautics) a flight manoeuvre in which an aircraft flies one complete circle in the vertical plane
7. (Railways) chiefly Also called: loop line Brit a railway branch line which leaves the main line and rejoins it after a short distance
8. (Mathematics) maths physics a closed curve on a graph: hysteresis loop.
9. (General Physics) another name for antinode
10. (Anatomy) anatomy
a. the most common basic pattern of the human fingerprint, formed by several sharply rising U-shaped ridges. Compare arch14b, whorl3
b. a bend in a tubular structure, such as the U-shaped curve in a kidney tubule (Henle's loop or loop of Henle)
11. (Computer Science) computing a series of instructions in a program, performed repeatedly until some specified condition is satisfied
12. (Individual Sports, other than specified) skating a jump in which the skater takes off from a back outside edge, makes one, two, or three turns in the air, and lands on the same back outside edge
13. a group of people to whom information is circulated (esp in the phrases in or out of the loop)
vb
14. (tr) to make a loop in or of (a line, string, etc)
15. (tr) to fasten or encircle with a loop or something like a loop
16. (Aeronautics) Also: loop the loop to cause (an aircraft) to perform a loop or (of an aircraft) to perform a loop
17. (intr) to move in loops or in a path like a loop
[C14: loupe, origin unknown]

loop

(luːp)
n
an archaic word for loophole
[C14: perhaps related to Middle Dutch lupen to watch, peer]

loop1

(lup)
n.
1. a portion of a cord, ribbon, etc., folded or doubled upon itself so as to leave an opening between the parts.
2. anything shaped more or less like a loop.
3. a curved piece or a ring used for the insertion of something or as a handle.
4. a circular area at the end of a trolley line, railroad line, etc., where cars turn around.
5. an arm of a cloverleaf where traffic may turn off or onto a main road or highway.
7. a maneuver executed by an airplane in such a manner that the airplane describes a closed curve in a vertical plane.
8. a closed electric or magnetic circuit.
9. the reiteration of a set of instructions in a computer routine or program.
10. a piece of magnetic tape or film with the ends joined to form an endless strip so that the same material is continuously replayed.
11. antinode.
12. the loop, a group or network of insiders or influential people; inner circle: to be out of the loop on policy decisions.
13. the Loop, the main business district of Chicago.
v.t.
14. to form into a loop.
15. to make a loop in.
16. to enfold or encircle in or with something arranged in a loop.
17. to fasten by forming into a loop or by means of a loop: to loop up the draperies.
18. to cause (a missile or projectile) to trace a looping or looplike trajectory through the air.
19. to fly (an airplane) in a loop or series of loops.
20. to complete or alter (a film or film segment) by recording new or more dialogue or other sound onto the existing soundtrack.
v.i.
21. to make or form a loop: The river loops around the two counties.
22. to move by forming loops, as a measuringworm, or by tracing a looplike path.
23. to perform a loop or series of loops in an airplane.
24. to record dialogue, sound effects, etc., onto an existing film track or soundtrack.
Idioms:
throw or knock for a loop, to overwhelm with surprise or confusion.
[1350–1400; Middle English loupe loop of cloth, perhaps < Scottish Gaelic lub loop, bend]

loop2

(lup)

n. Archaic.
loophole (def. 1).
[1300–50; Middle English loupe window]

loop


Past participle: looped
Gerund: looping

Imperative
loop
loop
Present
I loop
you loop
he/she/it loops
we loop
you loop
they loop
Preterite
I looped
you looped
he/she/it looped
we looped
you looped
they looped
Present Continuous
I am looping
you are looping
he/she/it is looping
we are looping
you are looping
they are looping
Present Perfect
I have looped
you have looped
he/she/it has looped
we have looped
you have looped
they have looped
Past Continuous
I was looping
you were looping
he/she/it was looping
we were looping
you were looping
they were looping
Past Perfect
I had looped
you had looped
he/she/it had looped
we had looped
you had looped
they had looped
Future
I will loop
you will loop
he/she/it will loop
we will loop
you will loop
they will loop
Future Perfect
I will have looped
you will have looped
he/she/it will have looped
we will have looped
you will have looped
they will have looped
Future Continuous
I will be looping
you will be looping
he/she/it will be looping
we will be looping
you will be looping
they will be looping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been looping
you have been looping
he/she/it has been looping
we have been looping
you have been looping
they have been looping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been looping
you will have been looping
he/she/it will have been looping
we will have been looping
you will have been looping
they will have been looping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been looping
you had been looping
he/she/it had been looping
we had been looping
you had been looping
they had been looping
Conditional
I would loop
you would loop
he/she/it would loop
we would loop
you would loop
they would loop
Past Conditional
I would have looped
you would have looped
he/she/it would have looped
we would have looped
you would have looped
they would have looped
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.loop - fastener consisting of a metal ring for lining a small hole to permit the attachment of cords or linesloop - fastener consisting of a metal ring for lining a small hole to permit the attachment of cords or lines
fastening, holdfast, fastener, fixing - restraint that attaches to something or holds something in place
2.loop - anything with a round or oval shape (formed by a curve that is closed and does not intersect itself)
band - a thin flat strip or loop of flexible material that goes around or over something else, typically to hold it together or as a decoration
belt - endless loop of flexible material between two rotating shafts or pulleys
drip loop - a downward hanging loop in a line that runs to a building; "when it rained water would fall from the drip loop before it reached the building"
running noose, slip noose, noose - a loop formed in a cord or rope by means of a slipknot; it binds tighter as the cord or rope is pulled
lobe - the enhanced response of an antenna in a given direction as indicated by a loop in its radiation pattern
Jordan curve, simple closed curve - a closed curve that does not intersect itself
bight - a loop in a rope
3.loop - (computer science) a single execution of a set of instructions that are to be repeated; "the solution took hundreds of iterations"
physical process, process - a sustained phenomenon or one marked by gradual changes through a series of states; "events now in process"; "the process of calcification begins later for boys than for girls"
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
4.loop - an inner circle of advisors (especially under President Reagan); "he's no longer in the loop"
clique, coterie, ingroup, inner circle, camp, pack - an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose
5.loop - the basic pattern of the human fingerprint
fingerprint - a print made by an impression of the ridges in the skin of a finger; often used for biometric identification in criminal investigations
6.loop - a computer program that performs a series of instructions repeatedly until some specified condition is satisfied
computer program, computer programme, programme, program - (computer science) a sequence of instructions that a computer can interpret and execute; "the program required several hundred lines of code"
7.loop - the topology of a network whose components are serially connected in such a way that the last component is connected to the first component
network topology, topology - the configuration of a communication network
8.loop - an intrauterine device in the shape of a loop
intrauterine device, IUD - contraceptive device consisting of a piece of bent plastic or metal that is inserted through the vagina into the uterus
9.loop - a complete electrical circuit around which current flows or a signal circulatesloop - a complete electrical circuit around which current flows or a signal circulates
circuit, electric circuit, electrical circuit - an electrical device that provides a path for electrical current to flow
parallel circuit, shunt circuit - a closed circuit in which the current divides into two or more paths before recombining to complete the circuit
10.loop - a flight maneuver; aircraft flies a complete circle in the vertical plane
inside loop - a loop consisting of a climb followed by inverted flight followed by a dive that returns to horizontal flight
outside loop - a loop consisting of a dive followed by inverted flight followed by a climb that returns to horizontal flight
airplane maneuver, flight maneuver - a maneuver executed by an aircraft
Verb1.loop - move in loops; "The bicycle looped around the tree"
circle, circulate - move in circles
2.loop - make a loop in; "loop a rope"
entwine, knit - tie or link together
crochet, hook - make a piece of needlework by interlocking and looping thread with a hooked needle; "She sat there crocheting all day"
noose - make a noose in or of
3.loop - fly loops, perform a loop; "the stunt pilot looped his plane"
circle, circulate - move in circles
4.loop - wind around something in coils or loops
twine, wrap, wind, roll - arrange or or coil around; "roll your hair around your finger"; "Twine the thread around the spool"; "She wrapped her arms around the child"
5.loop - fasten or join with a loop; "He looped the watch through his belt"
tie, bind - fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord; "They tied their victim to the chair"

loop

noun
1. curve, ring, circle, bend, twist, curl, spiral, hoop, coil, loophole, twirl, kink, noose, whorl, eyelet, convolution She reached for a loop of garden hose.
verb
1. twist, turn, join, roll, circle, connect, bend, fold, knot, curl, spiral, coil, braid, encircle, wind round, curve round He looped the rope over the wood.
2. turn, roll, circle, bend, twist, curve The helicopter looped west, making for the hills.

loop

noun
1. A length of line folded over and joined at the ends so as to form a curve or circle:
2. A group of athletic teams that play each other:
Translations
أنْشوطَه، حَلْقَهمُنْعَطَف حاد في نَهْروَسيلَة مَنْح حَمْليَعْقِدُ الأنْشوطَه
nitroděložní tělískoomotatsmyčkaudělat smyčkuzákrut
bugtløkkesnospiralsving
aassilmussurmasõlm
kierukkasilmukka
hurkolméhhurokösszehurkol
bugîafesta meî lykkjulykkja
daryti kilpąužrišti kilpa
cilpaintravaginals pretapauglošanas lidzeklislīkums, cilpamest cilpunostiprināt ar cilpu
vnútromaternicová špirála
zanka
ilmikilmiklemekrahim kılıfıU biçimi kıvrım/dirsek

loop

[luːp]
A. N
1. (in string, ribbon) → lazo m, lazada f (Naut) → gaza f; (= bend) → curva f, recodo m
to knock sb for a loop (US) → dejar a algn pasmado
2. (Comput) → bucle m
3. (Elec) → circuito m cerrado
4. (= informed group) to be in the loopestar en el grupo de gente informada
to be out of the loopestar fuera del grupo de gente informada
5. (Sew) → presilla f
6. (Aer) → rizo m
to loop the loophacer el rizo, rizar el rizo
B. VT to loop rounddar vuelta a
to loop a rope round a postpasar una cuerda alrededor de un poste
C. VI [rope, ribbon, cable] → formar un lazo; [line, road] → serpentear
D. CPD loop line N (Rail) → desviación f

loop

[ˈluːp]
n
(in string, ribbon)boucle f belt loop
(COMPUTING) (in computer program)boucle f
(with information) to be in the loop → être dans le coup
to keep sb in the loop → tenir qn au courant
vt
to loop sth around sth → enrouler qch autour de qch

loop

n
(= curved shape)Schlaufe f; (of wire)Schlinge f; (of river, Rail) → Schleife f; (Med) → Spirale f; to knock or throw somebody for a loop (esp US inf) → jdn völlig umhauen (inf)
(Aviat) → Looping m; to loop the loopeinen Looping machen
(Comput) → Schleife f
vt rope etcschlingen (round um); to loop a rope through a ringein Seil durch einen Ring ziehen; she looped her arm through hissie hängte sich bei ihm ein
vi (rope etc)sich schlingen; (line, road etc)eine Schleife machen; the road loops (a)round the fieldsdie Straße schlängelt sich um die Felder

loop

:
loophole
n (Mil) → Schießscharte f; (fig)Hintertürchen nt; a loop in the laweine Lücke im Gesetz
loopline
n (Rail) → Schleife f

loop

[luːp]
1. n (in string) → cappio; (fastening) → asola; (for belt) → passante m; (bend, in river) → ansa (Comput) → iterazione f, anello
2. vt to loop a rope round a postpassare una corda intorno a un palo
to loop the loop (Aer) → fare il giro della morte

loop

(luːp) noun
1. a doubled-over part of a piece of rope, chain etc. She made a loop in the string.
2. a U-shaped bend in a river etc.
3. IUD; (intra uterine device) a contraceptive device used by women.
verb
to fasten with, or form into, a loop or loops. He looped the rope round a post.

loop

n. asa; estructura en forma de lazo semejante a la curvatura de una cuerda.

loop

n (IUD) lazo; (of bowel) asa (intestinal)
References in classic literature ?
Am I to drag my best dress through the dust, or loop it up, please, ma'am?
Both ends of the line are exposed; the lower end terminating in an eye-splice or loop coming up from the bottom against the side of the tub, and hanging over its edge completely disengaged from everything.
I was sitting my horse at ease, and swinging the great loop of my lasso in wide circles about my head; the moment he was under way, I started for him; when the space between us had narrowed to forty feet, I sent the snaky spirals of the rope a-cleaving through the air, then darted aside and faced about and brought my trained animal to a halt with all his feet braced under him for a surge.
The old lady made one end of the silk thread fast to Tom's tooth with a loop and tied the other to the bedpost.
One new elephant had nearly grubbed up his picket, and Big Toomai took off Kala Nag's leg chain and shackled that elephant fore-foot to hind-foot, but slipped a loop of grass string round Kala Nag's leg, and told him to remember that he was tied fast.
His eyes fell on the girdle which, he took up, and whilst inspecting the precious stones set in it he noticed a little pouch sewn to the girdle and fastened by a loop.
In the room there was a bed, with diamond rings hanging at every loop of the curtains, and everything that was in the room besides astonished him so much that he actually forgot that he was hungry.
The loop it makes is manifestly as close to Dracula's castle as can be got by water.
When he came home he formed his handkerchief into a loop.
Hanging obliquely from his girdle by a loop of sinnate was a richly decorated pipe; the slender reed forming its stem was coloured with a red pigment, and round it, as well as the idol-bowl, fluttered little streamers of the thinnest tappa.
He slipped it through a loop of rope at the dory's bow, caught Dan's tackle, hooked it to the stern-becket, and clambered into the schooner.
said the lama, smiling, and trailing a loop of it on the grass: