What is loom?

  • (verb): Appear very large or occupy a commanding position.
    Synonyms: tower, predominate, hulk
    See also — Additional definitions below

Loom

A loom is a device used to weave cloth. The basic purpose of any loom is to hold the warp threads under tension to facilitate the interweaving of the weft threads. The precise shape of the loom and its mechanics may vary, but the basic function is the same.

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Loom, West Virginia - Image Gallery
... Route 50) at Loom Central United Methodist Church and Cemetery along Northwestern Pike (U.S ... Route 50) at Loom Central United Methodist Church and Cemetery along Northwestern Pike (U.S ... Route 50) at Loom ...
Seaconnett Mills
... very first operational trial of the Draper Northrop automatic loom was made at the Seaconnet Mills ... Further trials and improvements to the Northrop loom were made over the next year or so ... In the following decades, the Northrop automatic loom would revolutionize the weaving industry, allowing a single operator to manage multiple looms ...
Lancashire Loom
... The Lancashire Loom was a semi-automatic power loom invented by James Bullough and William Kenworthy in 1842 ...
Lancashire Loom - The Loom
... been a series of incremental improvements to the basic Roberts Loom ... Richard Roberts 1830, Roberts Loom ... William Dickinson of Blackburn Blackburn Loom the modern overpick loom There now appear a series of useful improvements that are contained in patents for useless devices ...
Lancashire Loom - Economics
... The principal advantage of the Lancashire loom was that it was semi-automatic, when a warp thread broke the weaver was notified ... An operative thus could work 4 or more looms whereas previously they could only work a single loom ... Indeed the term A Four Loom Weaver was used to describe the operatives ...

More definitions of "loom":

  • (verb): Come into view indistinctly, often threateningly.
    Example: "Another air plane loomed into the sky"
  • (noun): A textile machine for weaving yarn into a textile.
  • (verb): Hang over, as of something threatening, dark, or menacing.
    Synonyms: brood, hover, bulk large

Famous quotes containing the word loom:

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    Robert Earl Hayden (1913–1980)

    ... it appears to me that problems, inherent in any writing, loom unduly large when one looks ahead. Though nothing is easy, little is quite impossible.
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    If our web be framed with rotten handles, when our loom is well nigh done, our work is new to begin. God send the weaver true prentices again, and let them be denizens.
    Elizabeth I (1533–1603)