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Definitions of: LOOM

loom
(n.) See Loon, the bird.
(n.) 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.
(n.) That part of an oar which is near the grip or handle and inboard from the rowlock.
(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.
(v. i.) 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.
(v. i.) To rise and to be eminent; to be elevated or ennobled, in a moral sense.