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gloom


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gloom  \Gloom\  (gl[=oo]m),  n.  [AS.  gl[=o]m  twilight,  from  the 
  root  of  E.  glow.  See  {Glow},  and  cf  {Glum},  {Gloam}.] 
  1.  Partial  or  total  darkness;  thick  shade;  obscurity;  as  the 
  gloom  of  a  forest,  or  of  midnight. 
 
  2.  A  shady,  gloomy,  or  dark  place  or  grove. 
 
  Before  a  gloom  of  stubborn-shafted  oaks.  --Tennyson 
  . 
 
  3.  Cloudiness  or  heaviness  of  mind;  melancholy;  aspect  of 
  sorrow;  low  spirits;  dullness. 
 
  A  sullen  gloom  and  furious  disorder  prevailed  by 
  fits.  --Burke. 
 
  4.  In  gunpowder  manufacture,  the  drying  oven. 
 
  Syn:  Darkness;  dimness;  obscurity;  heaviness;  dullness; 
  depression;  melancholy;  dejection;  sadness.  See 
  {Darkness}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gloom  \Gloom\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Gloomed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Glooming}.] 
  1.  To  shine  or  appear  obscurely  or  imperfectly;  to  glimmer. 
 
  2.  To  become  dark  or  dim;  to  be  or  appear  dismal,  gloomy,  or 
  sad;  to  come  to  the  evening  twilight. 
 
  The  black  gibbet  glooms  beside  the  way  --Goldsmith. 
 
  [This  weary  day]  .  .  .  at  last  I  see  it  gloom. 
  --Spenser. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gloom  \Gloom\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  render  gloomy  or  dark;  to  obscure;  to  darken. 
 
  A  bow  window  .  .  .  gloomed  with  limes.  --Walpole. 
 
  A  black  yew  gloomed  the  stagnant  air.  --Tennyson. 
 
  2.  To  fill  with  gloom;  to  make  sad,  dismal,  or  sullen. 
 
  Such  a  mood  as  that  which  lately  gloomed  Your  fancy. 
  --Tennison. 
 
  What  sorrows  gloomed  that  parting  day  --Goldsmith. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  gloom 
  n  1:  a  state  of  partial  or  total  darkness;  "he  struck  a  match  to 
  dispell  the  gloom"  [syn:  {somberness},  {sombreness}] 
  2:  a  feeling  of  melancholy  apprehension  [syn:  {gloominess},  {somberness}] 
  3:  an  atmosphere  of  depression  and  melancholy;  "gloom  pervaded 
  the  office"  [syn:  {gloominess},  {glumness}] 




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