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loom (n.)

weaving machine, early 13c. shortening of Old English geloma "utensil, tool," from ge-, perfective prefix, + -loma, an element of unknown origin (compare Old English andloman (plural) "apparatus, article of furniture"). Originally "implement or tool of any kind" (as in heirloom); thus, "the penis" (c. 1400-1600). Specific meaning "a machine in which yarn or thread is woven into fabric" is from c. 1400.

loom (v.)

1540s, "to come into view largely and indistinctly," of uncertain origin. According to OED perhaps from a Scandinavian or Low German source (compare dialectal Swedish loma, East Frisian lomen "move slowly"), which is perhaps from the root of lame (adj.). Early used also of ships moving up and down. Figurative use from 1590s. Related: Loomed; looming.

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Definitions of loom
1
loom (v.)
come into view indistinctly, often threateningly;
Another air plane loomed into the sky
loom (v.)
appear very large or occupy a commanding position;
Large shadows loomed on the canyon wall
Synonyms: tower / predominate / hulk
loom (v.)
hang over, as of something threatening, dark, or menacing;
Synonyms: brood / hover / bulk large
loom (v.)
weave on a loom;
materials loomed in Egypt
2
loom (n.)
a textile machine for weaving yarn into a textile;
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