loop: Meaning and Definition of
- a portion of a cord, ribbon, etc., folded or doubled upon itself so as to leave an opening between the parts.
- anything shaped more or less like a loop, as a line drawn on paper, a part of a letter, a part of a path, or a line of motion.
- a curved piece or a ring of metal, wood, or the like, used for the insertion of something, as a handle, etc.
- a maneuver executed by an airplane in such a manner that the airplane describes a closed curve in a vertical plane.
- a circular area at the end of a trolley line, railroad line, etc., where cars turn around.
- an arm of a cloverleaf where traffic may turn off or onto a main road or highway.
- the part of a vibrating string, column of air or other medium, etc., between two adjacent nodes.
- a closed electric or magnetic circuit.
- the reiteration of a set of instructions in a routine or program.
- a wire, usually of platinum, one end of which is curved to form a loop, used for transferring microorganisms from one medium to another.
- a sand bar that encloses or nearly encloses a body of water.
- a school figure in which a skater traces a large half circle, a small oval within its arc, and another large half circle to complete the figure while remaining on the same skating edge.
- a group or network of insiders or influential people; inner circle: to be out of the loop on policy decisions.
- the main business district of Chicago.
- to astonish or upset: Her quitting the project really threw me for a loop.
- to form into a loop.
- to make a loop in.
- to enfold or encircle in or with something arranged in a loop.
- to fasten by forming into a loop, or by means of something formed into a loop (often fol. by up): to loop up the new draperies.
- to cause (a missile or projectile) to trace a looping or looplike trajectory through the air: to loop a grenade into the building.
- to fly (an airplane) in a loop or series of loops.
- to construct a closed electric or magnetic circuit.
- to complete by means of looping: We still have to loop the final scenes.
- to make or form a loop: The river loops around the two counties.
- to move by forming loops, as a measuringworm.
- to trace a looping or looplike path through the air: The fly ball looped high in the air.
- to perform a loop or series of loops in an airplane.
- to record dialogue, sound effects, etc., onto an existing film track or soundtrack.
— n. Archaic.
- a small or narrow opening, as in a wall; loophole.
— n. Metalworking.
- a hot bloom of pasty consistency, to be worked under a hammer or in rolls.
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