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Definition of Loom


  1. See Loon, the bird.
  2. A frame or machine of wood or other material, in which a weaver forms cloth out of thread; a machine for interweaving yarn or threads into a fabric, as in knitting or lace making.
  3. That part of an oar which is near the grip or handle and inboard from the rowlock.
  4. To appear above the surface either of sea or land, or to appear enlarged, or distorted and indistinct, as a distant object, a ship at sea, or a mountain, esp. from atmospheric influences; as, the ship looms large; the land looms high.
  5. To rise and to be eminent; to be elevated or ennobled, in a moral sense.
  6. The state of looming; esp., an unnatural and indistinct appearance of elevation or enlargement of anything, as of land or of a ship, seen by one at sea.
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Loom Translations

loom in Dutch is weefgetouw
loom in German is sich abzeichnen, undeutlich erkennen
loom in Norwegian is vevstol
loom in Portuguese is tear
loom in Spanish is telar