loom loom  /ˈlum/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a textile machine for weaving yarn into a textile
  2. (v) come into view indistinctly, often threateningly
  3. (v) appear very large or occupy a commanding position
  4. (v) hang over, as of something threatening, dark, or menacing
  5. (v) weave on a loom

Usage(s):

  1. A mob of Lancashire weavers rioted in 1791 and burned to the ground a cotton mill newly set up by Edmund Cartwright, inventor of the power loom.
  2. In his cartoonland, basketball centers are lean and heron-legged, fullbacks loom half a mile high, thoroughbreds trade wisecracks with their jockeys on the drive to the wire.
  3. But only two wise wives loom from China today upon the international scene.

News

  1. Oil Futures Aim at Four-Month High as Syria Worries Loom

    Oil Futures Aim at Four-Month High as Syria Worries Loom
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Nasdaq

  2. Crude Oil Aims at Four-Month High as Syria Worries Loom

    Crude Oil Aims at Four-Month High as Syria Worries Loom
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Nasdaq

  3. Big-$ position filled as more layoffs loom

    School district fills high-paying position as layoffs loom, sources say
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Philly.com

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Quotes

  1. "FDA staffers by their own admission feel very much under the gun as these deadlines loom," added Dr. Jerry Avorn of Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, who co-authored the study. "If they're forced to make decisions prematurely, they may...
    on Mar 26, 2008 By: Jerry Avorn Source: USA Today

  2. "It appears, though, that these tort-based claims of civilian employees against their civilian employers can be separated from the political questions that loom so large in the background," Southwick added.
    on May 28, 2008 By: Leslie Southwick Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "There's a pattern here. Every time Canada is governed by a Conservative government, the economy stalls, jobs are lost and deficits loom," Mr. Dion said in a statement. "Stephen Harper and Jim Flaherty continue to talk about how good the...
    on Aug 29, 2008 By: Stephane Dion Source: Financial Post

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