Loom (?), n. (Zoöl.)
See Loon, the bird.
Loom, v. i. [imp. & p.
p. Loomed (?); p. pr. & vb. n.
Looming.] [OE. lumen to shine, Icel. ljoma; akin
to AS. leóma light, and E. light; or cf. OF.
lumer to shine, L. luminare to illumine, lumen
light; akin to E. light. √122. See Light not
dark.] 1. 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
Awful she looms, the terror of the
main. H. J. Pye.
2. To rise and to be eminent; to be elevated
or ennobled, in a moral sense.
On no occasion does he [Paul] loom so high, and
shine so gloriously, as in the context. J. M.
Loom, 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
Loom, n. [OE. lome, AS.
gelōma utensil, implement.]
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
Hector, when he sees Andromache overwhelmed with
terror, sends her for consolation to the loom and the
2. (Naut.) That part of an oar which
is near the grip or handle and inboard from the rowlock.