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English noun: loop

1. loop (artifact) fastener consisting of a metal ring for lining a small hole to permit the attachment of cords or lines

Synonymscringle, eyelet, grommet, grummet

Broader (hypernym)fastener, fastening, fixing, holdfast

2. loop (shape) anything with a round or oval shape (formed by a curve that is closed and does not intersect itself)

Broader (hypernym)Jordan curve, simple closed curve

Narrower (hyponym)band, belt, bight, drip loop, lobe, noose, running noose, slip noose

3. loop (process) (computer science) a single execution of a set of instructions that are to be repeated

SamplesThe solution took hundreds of iterations.


Broader (hypernym)physical process, process

Domain categorycomputer science, computing

4. loop (group) an inner circle of advisors (especially under President Reagan)

SamplesHe's no longer in the loop.

Broader (hypernym)camp, clique, coterie, ingroup, inner circle, pack

5. loop (communication) the basic pattern of the human fingerprint

Broader (hypernym)fingerprint

6. loop (communication) a computer program that performs a series of instructions repeatedly until some specified condition is satisfied

Broader (hypernym)computer program, computer programme, program, programme

7. loop (cognition) the topology of a network whose components are serially connected in such a way that the last component is connected to the first component

Synonymsloop topology

Broader (hypernym)network topology, topology

8. loop (artifact) an intrauterine device in the shape of a loop

Broader (hypernym)intrauterine device, IUD

9. loop (artifact) a complete electrical circuit around which current flows or a signal circulates

Synonymsclosed circuit

Broader (hypernym)circuit, electric circuit, electrical circuit

Narrower (hyponym)parallel circuit, shunt circuit

Antonymsopen circuit

10. loop (act) a flight maneuver; aircraft flies a complete circle in the vertical plane


Broader (hypernym)airplane maneuver, flight maneuver

Narrower (hyponym)inside loop, outside loop

English verb: loop

1. loop (motion) move in loops

SamplesThe bicycle looped around the tree.

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)circle, circulate

2. loop (creation) make a loop in

SamplesLoop a rope.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)entwine, knit

Narrower (hyponym)crochet, hook, noose

3. loop (motion) fly loops, perform a loop

SamplesThe stunt pilot looped his plane.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)circle, circulate

4. loop (contact) wind around something in coils or loops

ExamplesThey loop the wire around the stick, The wires loop around the stick

Synonymscoil, curl

Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)roll, twine, wind, wrap


5. loop (contact) fasten or join with a loop

SamplesHe looped the watch through his belt.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)bind, tie

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