loop

1
[ loop ]
/ lup /

noun

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)


Nearby words

  1. looney,
  2. loonie,
  3. loony,
  4. loony bin,
  5. loony tunes,
  6. loop aerial,
  7. loop diuretic,
  8. loop knot,
  9. loop of henle,
  10. loop of spinal nerves

Idioms

    in/out of the loop, included in or excluded from a group of people who receive the latest information about something: She’s often out of the loop on policy decisions.
    throw/knock for a loop, to astonish or upset: Her quitting the project really threw me for a loop.

Origin of loop

1
1350–1400; Middle English loupe loop of cloth, perhaps < Scots Gaelic lub loop, bend

Can be confusedloop loupe

loop

2
[ loop ]
/ lup /

noun Archaic.

a small or narrow opening, as in a wall; loophole.

Origin of loop

2
1300–50; Middle English loupe window; compare Middle Dutch lūpen peep, peer

loop

3
[ loop ]
/ lup /

noun Metalworking.

a hot bloom of pasty consistency, to be worked under a hammer or in rolls.

Origin of loop

3
1665–75; < French loupe, special use of loupe wen, knob, gnarl ≪ Germanic. See loupe

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British Dictionary definitions for loop

loop

1
/ (luːp) /

noun

verb

Word Origin for loop

C14: loupe, origin unknown

noun

an archaic word for loophole

Word Origin for loop

C14: perhaps related to Middle Dutch lupen to watch, peer

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Word Origin and History for loop
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Medicine definitions for loop

loop

[ lōōp ]

n.

A curve or bend in a cord or other cylindrical body, forming an oval or circular ring.
A type of loop-shaped intrauterine device.

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Idioms and Phrases with loop

loop

see in the loop; knock for a loop.

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