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  1. loom
    IPA[lo͞om]
  2. verb

    • 1. appear as a shadowy form, especially one that is large or threatening:

      vehicles loomed out of the darkness
      Synonym : emerge, appear, become visible, come into view, take shape, materialize, reveal itself, appear indistinctly, come to light, take on a threatening shape
    • 2. (of an event regarded as ominous or threatening) seem about to happen:

      there is a crisis looming higher mortgage rates loomed large last night
      Synonym : be imminent, be on the horizon, impend, be impending, be close, be ominously close, threaten, be threatening, menace, brew, be just around the corner

    noun

    • 1. a vague and often exaggerated first appearance of an object seen in darkness or fog, especially at sea:

      the loom of the land ahead
    • 2. the dim reflection by cloud or haze of a light which is not directly visible, e.g. from a lighthouse over the horizon.

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: loom

    • v.: verb: loom, 3rd person present: looms, gerund or present participle: looming, past tense: loomed, past participle: loomed

    • noun

      an apparatus for making fabric by weaving yarn or thread.
    • verb

      appear as a vague form, especially one that is large or threatening:

      (of an event regarded as threatening) seem about to happen:

    • noun

      a vague and often exaggerated first appearance of an object seen in darkness or fog, especially at sea:

      the dim reflection by cloud or haze of a light which is not directly visible, e.g. from a lighthouse over the horizon.

    • noun

      an apparatus for making fabric by weaving yarn or thread.
    • noun

      a loom powered by water, steam, or electricity rather than by hand:
    • noun

      a loom powered by water, steam, or electricity rather than by hand:
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