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Loom appears in the following tongue twister:

  • We will learn why her lowly lone, worn yarn loom will rarely earn immoral money.
    (by Ray Weisling)

Loom appears in the following palindrome (phrase that reads the same backward as forward):

  • Moo lazily, Ned: deny Liz a loom.
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Definition of the noun loom

What does loom mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: looms

  1. a textile machine for weaving yarn into a textile

Alternative definition of the noun loom


  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
  2. That part of an oar which is near the grip or handle and inboard from the rowlock
  3. [dated] loon (bird of order Gaviformes)

Specialised definition of the noun loom

Glossary of sports / rowing

the long section of the oar between the handle and the blade (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

the section of the oar between the blade and the handle

Definition of the verb loom

What does loom mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: loomed | looming | looms

  1. come into view indistinctly, often threateningly
  2. appear very large or occupy a commanding position
    • example: Large shadows loomed on the canyon wall
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • synonyms of loom: hulk / predominate / tower
    • more generic words: lift / rear / rise = rise up
  3. hang over, as of something threatening, dark, or menacing
  4. weave on a loom
    • example: materials loomed in Egypt
    • lexical domain: Creation - verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing
    • more generic words: tissue / weave = create a piece of cloth by interlacing strands of fabric, such as wool or cotton

Alternative definition of the verb loom


  1. to impend; to threaten or hang over


"Loom" is a graphical adventure game originally released in 1990. It was both developed and published by Lucasfilm Games and was the fourth game to use the SCUMM adventure game engine. The project was led by Brian Moriarty, a former Infocom employee and author of the classic text adventures Wishbringer, Trinity and Beyond Zork.

  • also known as האורגים, ルーム
  • mode: Single-player video game
  • developers: LucasArts, Realtime Associates
  • genres: Adventure game, Fantasy
  • publishers: LucasArts, NEC
  • released in (25 years ago)


  1. "Loom" is a 2010 animated short film written and directed by Ilija Brunck, Jan Bitzer and Csaba Letay.
  2. "Loom" is a short film, directed by Scott Kravitz.


Loom is a fictional character from the 2006 film The Raven.


  1. "Loom" is a musical album of Ichiko Hashimoto, video game soundtrack.
    • released on (23 years ago)
  2. "Loom" is a musical EP of Jiri.Ceiver.
    • released in (21 years ago)
  3. "Loom" is a musical single of Sky Larkin.
    • also known as Loom/The Day the World Turned Day-Glo
    • released on
  4. "Loom" is a musical album of Fear of Men.
    • released on
  5. "Loom" is a musical album of Frameworks.
    • released on
  6. "Loom" is a musical album of The Orbweavers.
    • released in (4 years ago)
  7. "Loom" is a cataloged instance, composition.
  8. "Loom" is a musical album of Pompeii.
    • released on
  9. "Loom" is a musical album of Moreshi.
    • released in (13 years ago)


  1. Loom is a musical group.
    • album: "Tkanina"
  2. Loom is a musical group.
    • albums: "Angler", "Selva Molhada", "Clutches"
  3. Loom was an Estonian hard rock band.
    • album: "The Sick Experience"

There are other groups with in their name, like F'loom, Weaver at the Loom.


Loom is a record label.


Loom is an unincorporated community in Hampshire County, West Virginia, USA. Loom is located between Capon Bridge and Hanging Rock along the Northwestern Turnpike on the western flanks of Cooper Mountain. Timber Mountain Road and Beck's Gap Road converge at Loom on U.S. Route 50.


  1. Loom: A loom is a device used to weave cloth. The basic purpose of any loom is to hold the warp threads under tension to facilitate the interweaving of the weft threads. The precise shape of the loom and its mechanics may vary, but the basic function is the same.
    • also known as Weaving Loom
  2. LOOM is a knowledge representation language developed by researchers in the Artificial Intelligence research group at the University of Southern California's Information Sciences Institute. The leader of the Loom project and primary architect for Loom was Robert Macgregor. The research was primarily sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.
  3. Loom is a visual artist.

Phrases with Loom

  1. loom large
  2. power loom
  3. carpet loom
  4. figure loom
  5. jacquard loom
  6. low-warp-loom
  7. high-warp loom
  8. figured-fabric loom

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Loom

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Google previewWeaving (2005)

Methods, Patterns, and Traditions of the Oldest Art by Christina Martin

THE BACK—STRAP LOOM and the cloth 0f the moon and the sun The back- strap loom is the most versatile and portable of looms, consisting of a number of sticks and a belt. The warp stretches between a fixed point and the weaver's body , ...

Google previewInterior Textiles (2007)

Fabrics, Application, and Historic Style by Karla J. Nielson

The loom is the machinery for weaving textiles.

Traditional hand- tied rugmaking is a weaving process, but the loom is an up- right loom where the colored yarns that create the pattern are looped...

Google previewSo Shall You Reap (1996)

Farming And Crops In Human Affairs by Otto Solbrig, Dorothy J. Solbrig

A loom is a device that stretches the warp fibers so they can be more easily interlaced with the weft fibers. Loom weaving, like agriculture, appears to have been invented in several different places. From those places it spread to the rest of the ...

Google previewInteriors, An Introduction (2016)

Arts, Visual arts by CTI Reviews

Jacquard loom: The Jacquard loom is a mechanical loom, invented by Joseph Marie Jacquard, first demonstrated in 1801, that simplifies the process of manufacturing textiles with complex patterns such as brocade, damask and matelasse.

Google previewThe Magic of Handweaving (2004)

The Basics and Beyond by Sigrid Piroch

Buying a loom is a very personal decision. Among the factors that help you decide is what you want to weave. If you are a new weaver, you may not be sure yet. Don't worry; a good loom is a good investment and, should you want different ...

Google previewGrantville Gazette, Volume IV (2008)

by Eric Flint

A loom is a machine designed to facilitate this process, by holding the warp yarns in place, in order, and straight, and then separating the warp yarns into two banks ; between the banks is the shed through which a shuttle may carry the ...

Google previewIban Or Sea Dayak Fabrics and Their Patterns (2010)

A Descriptive Catalogue of the Iban Fabrics in the Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology Cambridge by Alfred C. Haddon, Laura E. Start

The Iban loom is the simplest of the Indonesian looms and therefore is ...

Google previewThe Edinburgh Encyclopaedia (1832)

Common Draw Loom, - - - - - Plate CXXX. Fig . 1, 2, 3. 2. Common Damask Loom, - - - - Fig. 4, 5. 3. Duncan's Automatic Carpet ...

Google previewThe Fairchild Books Dictionary of Textiles (2013)

by Phyllis G. Tortora, Ingrid Johnson

loom barré Repetitive selvage-to-selvage unevenness in woven fabric usually attributable to a mechanical defect in the let- off or the take-up motion. loom, chief motions of See the following five motions of ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis; Or Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, &c. Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)

LOOM. n.s. [from glomus, a bottom of make the hammer move but softly, it is beat very* thread. Minjheto. Lome is a general name for a gently, and by this means the dross and foulness tool or instrument. Juntas.} The frame in which are forced ...

Google previewKnight's New Mechanical Dictionary (1884)

A Description of Tools, Instruments, Machines, Processes, and Engineering. With Indexical References to Technical Journals (1876-1880.) by Edward Henry Knight

Cam loom. Cancel. Card and combing machine. Card guider. Cardigan jacket machine. Carding machine. Carpet loom. Carpet machinery. Carpet matching and measuring machine. Carpet winder. Cashmere. Cashmere do bege. Chain loom.

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Usage statistics about loom

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Small photo of Backstrap loom, MexicoSmall photo of Old loom threadSmall photo of Old Loom in Van Phuc Silk Village, VietnamSmall photo of Part of Loom in ThailandSmall photo of Woman's hands and wooden loom tools on a loomSmall photo of weaving and manufacturing of handmade carpets closeup. man's hands behind a loomSmall photo of a traditional carpet weaving loom in a remote village outside of Pammukale, Turkey. More...

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Quotes about Loom

I go walking, and the hills loom above me, range upon range, one against the other. I cannot tell where one begins and another leaves off. But when I talk with God, He lifts me up where I can see clearly where everything has a distinct contour. (Soong May-ling)
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Scrabble value of L1O1O1M3

The value of this 4-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of LOOM

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What do you get if you reverse the order of the letters?

  • MOOL

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