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  5  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Loom  \Loom\,  n.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  See  {Loon},  the  bird. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Loom  \Loom\,  n.  [OE.  lome,  AS  gel?ma  utensil,  implement.] 
  1.  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. 
  Hector,  when  he  sees  Andromache  overwhelmed  with 
  terror,  sends  her  for  consolation  to  the  loom  and 
  the  distaff.  --Rambler. 
  2.  (Naut.)  That  part  of  an  oar  which  is  near  the  grip  or 
  handle  and  inboard  from  the  rowlock.  --Totten. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Loom  \Loom\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Loomed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Looming}.]  [OE.  lumen  to  shine,  Icel.  ljoma;  akin  to  AS 
  le['o]ma  light,  and  E.  light;  or  cf  OF  lumer  to  shine,  L. 
  luminare  to  illumine,  lumen  light;  akin  to  E.  light.  ?  See 
  {Light}  not  dark.] 
  1.  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. 
  Awful  she  looms,  the  terror  of  the  main.  --H.  J. 
  2.  To  rise  and  to  be  eminent;  to  be  elevated  or  ennobled,  in 
  a  moral  sense 
  On  no  occasion  does  he  [Paul]  loom  so  high,  and 
  shine  so  gloriously,  as  in  the  context.  --J.  M. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Loom  \Loom\,  n. 
  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. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  a  machine  for  weaving  yarn  into  a  textile 
  v  1:  come  into  view  indistinctly,  often  threateningly;  "Another 
  air  plane  loomed  into  the  sky" 
  2:  appear  very  large  [syn:  {tower},  {hulk}] 
  3:  hang  over  as  of  something  threatening,  dark,  or  menacing; 
  "The  terrible  vision  brooded  over  her  all  day  long"  [syn: 
  {brood},  {hover},  {bulk  large}] 

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