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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 gloom /ˈglum/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Gloom n.
 1. Partial or total darkness; thick shade; obscurity; as, the gloom of a forest, or of midnight.
 2. A shady, gloomy, or dark place or grove.
    Before a gloom of stubborn-shafted oaks.   --Tennyson .
 3. Cloudiness or heaviness of mind; melancholy; aspect of sorrow; low spirits; dullness.
    A sullen gloom and furious disorder prevailed by fits.   --Burke.
 4. In gunpowder manufacture, the drying oven.
 Syn: -- Darkness; dimness; obscurity; heaviness; dullness; depression; melancholy; dejection; sadness. See Darkness.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Gloom, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Gloomed p. pr. & vb. n. Glooming.]
 1. To shine or appear obscurely or imperfectly; to glimmer.
 2. To become dark or dim; to be or appear dismal, gloomy, or sad; to come to the evening twilight.
    The black gibbet glooms beside the way.   --Goldsmith.
    [This weary day] . . . at last I see it gloom.   --Spenser.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Gloom, v. t.
 1. To render gloomy or dark; to obscure; to darken.
    A bow window . . . gloomed with limes.   --Walpole.
    A black yew gloomed the stagnant air.   --Tennyson.
 2. To fill with gloom; to make sad, dismal, or sullen.
 Such a mood as that which lately gloomed
 Your fancy.   --Tennison.
    What sorrows gloomed that parting day.   --Goldsmith.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a state of partial or total darkness; "he struck a match to
           dispell the gloom" [syn: somberness, sombreness]
      2: a feeling of melancholy apprehension [syn: gloominess, somberness]
      3: an atmosphere of depression and melancholy; "gloom pervaded
         the office" [syn: gloominess, glumness]