verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- loony bin,
- loony tunes,
- loop aerial,
- loop diuretic,
- loop knot,
- loop of henle,
- loop of spinal nerves
Origin of loop1
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Examples from the Web for 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|James Joiner|December 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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’|Marlow Stern|December 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The moment he was finally able to loop a knot by himself was a milestone, his first step to becoming a man.
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.|Elliot Ackerman|May 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Root for Gonzaga, and watch this David Stockton highlight on loop.The March Madness Teams to Cheer If Yours Got Bounced|Ben Teitelbaum|March 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Avon now managed to loosen the loop sufficiently 260 to slip it off the imprisoned leg.The Great Cattle Trail|Edward S. Ellis
The way weve got our set hooked up now, were using a loop antenna, arent we?The Radio Boys at Mountain Pass|Allen Chapman
Figure 212 is, however, a loop, as the circuit is spoiled on one side by an appendage.The Science of Fingerprints|Federal Bureau of Investigation
Here we stayed until following the loop, they came to the patch of bush and passed behind it.Ayesha|H. Rider Haggard
The length of the loop allowed him to move by her side with it over his arm.Heart of the Blue Ridge|Waldron Baily
- 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.