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Definition 1: a textile machine for weaving yarn into a textile - [noun denoting artifact]

(loom is a kind of ...) a machine for making textiles

(... is a kind of loom ) a loom for weaving carpeting

(... is a kind of loom ) a loom for weaving figured fabrics

(... is a kind of loom ) a loom powered by hand

(... is a kind of loom ) a loom with an attachment for forming openings for the passage of the shuttle between the warp threads; used in weaving figured fabrics

(... is a kind of loom ) a loom operated mechanically

Definition 2: weave on a loom - [verb of creation]

Samples where loom or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • materials loomed in Egypt

(loom is a kind of ...) create a piece of cloth by interlacing strands of fabric, such as wool or cotton

"tissue textiles"

Definition 3: appear very large or occupy a commanding position - [verb of stative]

Samples where loom or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The huge sculpture predominates over the fountain
  • Large shadows loomed on the canyon wall

Synonyms for loom in the sense of this definition

(loom is a kind of ...) rise up

"The building rose before them"

Definition 4: come into view indistinctly, often threateningly - [verb of stative]

Samples where loom or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Another air plane loomed into the sky

(loom is a kind of ...) give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect

"She seems to be sleeping" "This appears to be a very difficult problem" "This project looks fishy" "They appeared like people who had not eaten or slept for a long time"

Definition 5: hang over, as of something threatening, dark, or menacing - [verb of stative]

Samples where loom or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The terrible vision brooded over her all day long

Synonyms for loom in the sense of this definition

(loom is a kind of ...) be menacing, burdensome, or oppressive

"This worry hangs on my mind" "The cloud of suspicion hangs over her"

(... is a kind of loom ) be greater in significance than

"the tragedy overshadowed the couple's happiness"

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