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English noun: loom

1. loom (artifact) a textile machine for weaving yarn into a textile

Broader (hypernym)textile machine

Narrower (hyponym)carpet loom, figure loom, figured-fabric loom, handloom, Jacquard, Jacquard loom, power loom

English verb: loom

1. loom (stative) come into view indistinctly, often threateningly

SamplesAnother air plane loomed into the sky.

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP

Broader (hypernym)appear, look, seem

2. loom (stative) appear very large or occupy a commanding position

SamplesThe huge sculpture predominates over the fountain.
Large shadows loomed on the canyon wall.

Synonymshulk, predominate, tower

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP

Broader (hypernym)lift, rear, rise

3. loom (stative) hang over, as of something threatening, dark, or menacing

SamplesThe terrible vision brooded over her all day long.

ExamplesSome big birds loom in the tree, There loom some big birds in the tree

Synonymsbrood, bulk large, hover

Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP

Broader (hypernym)hang

Narrower (hyponym)dominate, eclipse, overshadow

4. loom (creation) weave on a loom

SamplesMaterials loomed in Egypt.

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)tissue, weave

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