verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of loop1
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Related Words for loopcoil, curve, twist, curl, bend, circumference, wreath, knot, hoop, twirl, kink, circuit, whorl, noose, loophole, ring, convolution, eyelet, encircle, join
Examples from the Web for loop
Contemporary Examples of loop
Just being able to be in the loop when something is happening, it just works.Anastasia Ashley, Surfer-Cum-Model, Rides The Viral Internet Wave
December 23, 2014
The outré character is sure to throw even the most ardent fans of the Golden Globe winner for a loop.Michael C. Hall on Going Drag for ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’ and Exorcising ‘Dexter’
December 4, 2014
The moment he was finally able to loop a knot by himself was a milestone, his first step to becoming a man.Miami’s Chris Bosh Goes High Fashion
August 13, 2014
When this happens, life feels like a brutal Hallmark commercial played on a loop.War Nostalgia Is Leading Veterans to Places Like Syria. One Went Missing There.
May 3, 2014
Root for Gonzaga, and watch this David Stockton highlight on loop.The March Madness Teams to Cheer If Yours Got Bounced
March 16, 2014
Historical Examples of loop
At one end there was a thong with a loop in it, and it smelled of tiger.The Trail Book
I can see him yet, scowling at me and whirling the loop over his head ready to throw.Chip, of the Flying U
B. M. Bower
This he moulded into a loop, and mounted inside a pear-shaped bulb of glass.Heroes of the Telegraph
Dropping the weapon from his hand it still dangled by the loop.
A loop in the butt of the bull whip was about the young man's wrist.
- a closed electric or magnetic circuit through which a signal can circulate
- short for loop aerial
Word Origin for loop
Word Origin for loop
late 14c., "loop of cloth, rope, leather, etc.," probably of Celtic origin (cf. Gaelic lub "bend," Irish lubiam), influenced by or blended with Old Norse hlaup "a leap, run" (see leap (v.)). In reference to magnetic recording tape or film, first recorded 1931. Computer programming sense first attested 1947.
"to form a loop," c.1400, "draw (a leash through a ring)," from loop (n.). Related: Looped; looping. Slang looped "drunk" is from 1934. Loop the loop (1900) originally was in reference to roller-coasters at amusement parks.
"Loop-the-Loop" is the name of a new entertainment which goes further in the way of tempting Providence than anything yet invented. The "Loop" is an immense circle of track in the air. A car on a mimic railway shoots down a very steep incline, and is impelled around the inner side of this loop. ... The authorities at Coney Island are said to have prohibited "looping-the-loop" because women break their corset strings in their efforts to catch their breath as they sweep down the incline, and moreover, a young man is reported to have ruptured a blood vessel in his liver. ["Philadelphia Medical Journal," Aug. 10, 1901]
see in the loop; knock for a loop.