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  7  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Loop  \Loop\,  n.  [G.  luppe  an  iron  lump.  Cf  {Looping}.]  (Iron 
  A  mass  of  iron  in  a  pasty  condition  gathered  into  a  ball  for 
  the  tilt  hammer  or  rolls.  [Written  also  {loup}.] 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Loop  \Loop\,  n.  [Cf.  Ir  &  Gael.  lub  loop,  noose,  fold,  thong, 
  bend,  lub  to  bend,  incline.] 
  1.  A  fold  or  doubling  of  a  thread,  cord,  rope,  etc.,  through 
  which  another  thread,  cord,  etc.,  can  be  passed,  or  which 
  a  hook  can  be  hooked  into  an  eye,  as  of  metal;  a  staple; 
  a  noose;  a  bight. 
  That  the  probation  bear  no  hinge,  nor  loop  To  hang  a 
  doubt  on  --Shak. 
  2.  A  small  narrow  opening;  a  loophole. 
  And  stop  all  sight-holes,  every  loop  from  whence  The 
  eye  of  Reason  may  pry  in  upon  us  --Shak. 
  3.  A  curve  of  any  kind  in  the  form  of  a  loop. 
  4.  (Telegraphy)  A  wire  forming  part  of  a  main  circuit  and 
  returning  to  the  point  from  which  it  starts. 
  5.  (Acoustics)  The  portion  of  a  vibrating  string,  air  column, 
  etc.,  between  two  nodes;  --  called  also  {ventral  segment}. 
  {Loop  knot},  a  single  knot  tied  in  a  doubled  cord,  etc  so  as 
  to  leave  a  loop  beyond  the  knot.  See  Illust.  of  {Knot}. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Loop  \Loop\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Looped};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  To  make  a  loop  of  or  in  to  fasten  with  a  loop  or  loops;  -- 
  often  with  up  as  to  loop  a  string;  to  loop  up  a  curtain. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  metal  ring  for  lining  a  small  hole  to  permit  the 
  attachment  of  cords  or  lines  [syn:  {cringle},  {eyelet}, 
  2:  anything  with  a  round  or  oval  shape  that  is  closed  or  nearly 
  closed  [syn:  {circuit}] 
  3:  an  inner  circle  of  advisors  (especially  under  President 
  Reagan);  "he's  no  longer  in  the  loop" 
  4:  the  basic  pattern  of  the  human  fingerprint 
  5:  a  computer  program  that  performs  a  series  of  instructions 
  repeatedly  until  some  specified  condition  is  satisfied 
  6:  an  intrauterine  contraceptive  device  in  the  shape  of  a  loop 
  7:  a  complete  electrical  circuit  around  which  current  flows  or 
  a  signal  circulates  [syn:  {closed  circuit}]  [ant:  {open 
  8:  a  flight  maneuver;  aircraft  flies  a  complete  circle  in  the 
  vertical  plane 
  v  1:  move  in  loops 
  2:  make  a  loop  in  as  of  rope  or  string  [syn:  {intertwine}] 
  3:  fly  loops,  perform  a  loop,  as  of  an  airplane 
  4:  wind  around  something  in  coils  or  loops  [syn:  {coil},  {curl}] 
  [ant:  {uncoil}] 
  5:  fasten  with  a  loop 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
  Loop,  TX 
  Zip  code(s):  79342 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
    A  sequence  of  {instructions}  that  the 
  {processor}  repeats,  either  until  some  condition  is  met,  or 
  In  an  {structured  language}  (e.g.  {C},  {Pascal},  {BASIC},  or 
  {Fortran}),  a  loop  is  usually  achieved  with  {for  loop},  {while 
  loop}  or  {repeat  loop}  constructs. 
  In  other  languages  these  constructs  may  be  synthesised  with  a 
  {jump}  ({assembly  language})  or  a  {GOTO}  (early  Fortran  or 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  a  knotted  eye"  of  cord,  corresponding  to  the  taches"  or  knobs 
  in  the  edges  of  the  curtains  of  the  tabernacle,  for  joining  them 
  into  a  continuous  circuit,  fifty  to  a  curtain  (Ex.  26:4,  5,  10, 

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