/loohp/, n.1. a portion of a cord, ribbon, etc., folded or doubled upon itself so as to leave an opening between the parts.2. 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.3. a curved piece or a ring of metal, wood, or the like, used for the insertion of something, as a handle, etc.4. See intrauterine device.5. Aeron. a maneuver executed by an airplane in such a manner that the airplane describes a closed curve in a vertical plane.6. a circular area at the end of a trolley line, railroad line, etc., where cars turn around.7. an arm of a cloverleaf where traffic may turn off or onto a main road or highway.8. Physics. the part of a vibrating string, column of air or other medium, etc., between two adjacent nodes.9. Elect. a closed electric or magnetic circuit.10. Computers. the reiteration of a set of instructions in a routine or program.11. a wire, usually of platinum, one end of which is curved to form a loop, used for transferring microorganisms from one medium to another.12. a sand bar that encloses or nearly encloses a body of water.13. Figure Skating. 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.14. the loop, a group or network of insiders or influential people; inner circle: to be out of the loop on policy decisions.15. the Loop, the main business district of Chicago.16. throw or knock for a loop, to astonish or upset: Her quitting the project really threw me for a loop.v.t.17. to form into a loop.18. to make a loop in.19. to enfold or encircle in or with something arranged in a loop.20. 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.21. to cause (a missile or projectile) to trace a looping or looplike trajectory through the air: to loop a grenade into the building.22. to fly (an airplane) in a loop or series of loops.23. to construct a closed electric or magnetic circuit.24. Motion Pictures. to complete by means of looping: We still have to loop the final scenes.v.i.25. to make or form a loop: The river loops around the two counties.26. to move by forming loops, as a measuringworm.27. to trace a looping or looplike path through the air: The fly ball looped high in the air.28. to perform a loop or series of loops in an airplane.29. Motion Pictures. to record dialogue, sound effects, etc., onto an existing film track or soundtrack.loop2/loohp/, n. Archaic.a small or narrow opening, as in a wall; loophole.[1300-50; ME loupe window; cf. MD lupen peep, peer]loop3/loohp/, n. Metalworking.a hot bloom of pasty consistency, to be worked under a hammer or in rolls.
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