Found 2 items, similar to loom.
English → English
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”
3: hang over, as of something threatening, dark, or menacing;
“The terrible vision brooded over her all day long”
, bulk large
English → English
(l[=oo]m), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Loomed
p. pr. & vb. n. Looming
.] [OE. lumen to shine, Icel. ljoma;
akin to AS. le['o]ma light, and E. light; or cf. OF. lumer to
shine, L. luminare to illumine, lumen light; akin to E.
light. [root]122. See Light
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
Awful she looms, the terror of the main. --H. J.
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.
3. To become imminent; to impend.
(l[=oo]m), n. (Zo["o]l.)
, the bird.
(l[=oo]m), n. [OE. lome, AS. gel[=o]ma utensil,
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. --Totten.
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.