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

 loom /ˈlum/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Loom n. Zool. See Loon, the bird.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Loom n.
 1. A frame or machine of wood or other material, in which a weaver forms cloth out of thread; a machine for interweaving yarn or threads into a fabric, as in knitting or lace making.
    Hector, when he sees Andromache overwhelmed with terror, sends her for consolation to the loom and the distaff.   --Rambler.
 2. Naut. That part of an oar which is near the grip or handle and inboard from the rowlock.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Loom v. i. [imp. & p. p. Loomed p. pr. & vb. n. Looming.]
 1. To appear above the surface either of sea or land, or to appear enlarged, or distorted and indistinct, as a distant object, a ship at sea, or a mountain, esp. from atmospheric influences; as, the ship looms large; the land looms high.
    Awful she looms, the terror of the main.   --H. J. Pye.
 2. To rise and to be eminent; to be elevated or ennobled, in a moral sense.
    On no occasion does he [Paul] loom so high, and shine so gloriously, as in the context.   --J. M. Mason.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Loom, n. The state of looming; esp., an unnatural and indistinct appearance of elevation or enlargement of anything, as of land or of a ship, seen by one at sea.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a textile machine for weaving yarn into a textile
      v 1: come into view indistinctly, often threateningly; "Another
           air plane loomed into the sky"
      2: appear very large or occupy a commanding position; "The huge
         sculpture predominates over the fountain"; "Large shadows
         loomed on the canyon wall" [syn: tower, predominate, hulk]
      3: hang over, as of something threatening, dark, or menacing;
         "The terrible vision brooded over her all day long" [syn:
         brood, hover, bulk large]