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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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