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Definitions of loop

  1. a complete electrical circuit around which current flows or a signal circulates
  2. wind around something in coils or loops
  3. fastener consisting of a metal ring for lining a small hole to permit the attachment of cords or lines
  4. ( computer science) a single execution of a set of instructions that are to be repeated; " the solution took hundreds of iterations"
  5. a flight maneuver; aircraft flies a complete circle in the vertical plane
  6. an intrauterine device in the shape of a loop
  7. a computer program that performs a series of instructions repeatedly until some specified condition is satisfied
  8. the basic pattern of the human fingerprint
  9. an inner circle of advisors ( especially under President Reagan); " he's no longer in the loop"
  10. anything with a round or oval shape ( formed by a line or cord etc.) that is closed or nearly closed
  11. fly loops, perform a loop, as of an airplane
  12. the topology of a network whose components are connected in a loop
  13. anything with a round or oval shape ( formed by a curve that is closed and does not intersect itself)
  14. fasten or join with a loop; " He looped the watch through his belt"
  15. make a loop in; " loop a rope"
  16. fly loops, perform a loop; " the stunt pilot looped his plane"
  17. move in loops; " The bicycle looped around the tree"
  18. A mass of iron in a pasty condition gathered into a ball for the tilt hammer or rolls.
  19. A fold or doubling of a thread, cord, rope, etc., through which another thread, cord, etc., can be passed, or which a hook can be hooked into; an eye, as of metal; a staple; a noose; a bight.
  20. A small, narrow opening; a loophole.
  21. A curve of any kind in the form of a loop.
  22. A wire forming part of a main circuit and returning to the point from which it starts.
  23. The portion of a vibrating string, air column, etc., between two nodes; - called also ventral segment.
  24. To make a loop of or in; to fasten with a loop or loops; - often with up; as, to loop a string; to loop up a curtain.
  25. A folding or doubling of string, rope, etc.; a ring or eye through which a cord may be run; a noose; a ringshaped figure, road, etc.
  26. To form into, furnish with, or secure with, loops.
  27. To make a loop.
  28. 1. A curve or complete bend in a cord or other cylindrical body, forming an oval or circular ring. 2. A more or less sharp and more or less complete bend or curve in a nerve or blood- vessel or urinary tubule. 3. A platinum wire, set in a glass handle, its extremity bent into a small circle; used for transferring part of a bacterial colony to a fresh culture medium.
  29. A doubling of a cord through which another may pass: an ornamental doubling in fringes.
  30. To fasten or ornament with loops.
  31. Doubling of a cord.
  32. To attach loops to; make a loop in.
  33. To fasten by a loop; form into or make loops.
  34. A doubling, as of a string, to form an eye; noose; curve.
  35. A doubling of a string or cord; a noose through which a cord may be run for fastening; anything similar.
  36. A loophole.
  37. Part of a block of cast iron melted off for the forge or hammer.
  38. To make into or fasten with a loop.
  39. A folding or doubling of one part of a string or cord through which another part may be run for fastening; an ornamental doubling in fringes; a noose.
  40. To form with loops; to fasten the loops of.
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Antonyms for loop

straighten, unbend, uncoil, uncurl, unkink, open circuit.

Quotes of loop

  1. With women, I've got a long bamboo pole with a leather loop on the end. I slip the loop around their necks so they can't get away or come too close. Like catching snakes. – Marlon Brando
  2. In short, the animal and vegetable lines, diverging widely above, join below in a loop – Asa Gray
  3. We gave up having a TV last year. I am out of the loop Life is way better than TV. I recommend it to anyone who has forgotten they have one. – Jasmine Guy
  4. People repeat behaviour that leads to flooding their brains with pleasurable chemicals. The short -term reward loop acts over hours to years, and the long -term reproductive success loop over generations. – Keith Henson
  5. This was totally influenced by me and the direction that I am writing about and the stuff that I am writing about. There is just no way that you can be as intense as what I have been through in my life over a drum beat machine, sample, or loop it's just not going to happen. – Vanilla Ice
  6. Loving a baby is a circular business, a kind of feedback loop The more you give the more you get and the more you get the more you feel like giving. – Penelope Leach
  7. People ask me if I ever feel outside the Hollywood loop and I never do, because both of us do a lot of theatre, so it's great for New York and it's also half -way between Europe and the west coast, so it's the best of both worlds. – Liam Neeson
  8. Part of it is living in Tennessee. I'm so out of the loop And as a person, I'm out of the loop I'm oblivious by nature. – Ann Patchett
  9. They planned this fair to bring business to Chicago, into the Loop But you could have fired a cannon down state street and hit nobody, because everybody was out at the fair. – Sally Rand
  10. I'm not in the loop I don't know any actors, really, just the ones I work with. – Denzel Washington
  11. String theory is an attempt at a deeper description of nature by thinking of an elementary particle not as a little point but as a little loop of vibrating string. – Edward Witten

Usage examples for loop

  1. Two of the Gauchos were stationed with them as guards, and the rest went stealthily forward- the rockets being interested to the care of Terence, who fastened them tightly together with a cord, and then hung them by a loop like a gun, over his shoulder, in order that he might have his hands free. – On the Pampas by G. A. Henty
  2. The horse should be backed into a narrow stall and the head elevated by placing a loop in the end of a small rope over the upper jaw, passing the rope back of the nose piece on the halter and throwing it over a beam, and raising the head until the mouth is slightly higher than the throat. – Common Diseases of Farm Animals by R. A. Craig, D. V. M.
  3. Not to say perfect, love- the loop don't go right with you, and the loop's the p'int. – Good Luck by L. T. Meade
  4. The silk is now tied in a loop and the nerve by this means gently lifted from its bed. – Diseases of the Horse's Foot by Harry Caulton Reeks
  5. She did not think to put her foot in the loop of the rope to aid her in this work. – Carolyn of the Corners by Ruth Belmore Endicott
  6. Look here, there were loop holes at one time. – The Eight Strokes of the Clock by Maurice Le Blanc
  7. She's out uh sight, Bud- and I don't believe any uh the boys has got his loop on her so far; though I could name a dozen or so that would be tickled to death if they had. – The Lure of the Dim Trails by by (AKA B. M. Sinclair) B. M. Bower
  8. The current is in the same direction in all parts of the loop at the same time, and, therefore, if the current is going up one side of the loop it is at the same time coming down the other side. – Hertzian Wave Wireless Telegraphy by John Ambrose Fleming
  9. Then rig the loop two feet above the mudhook. – Dave Darrin's Fourth Year at Annapolis by H. Irving Hancock
  10. They had forty minutes in which to catch the Loop Line train, even if it was prompt. – The Matador of the Five Towns and Other Stories by Arnold Bennett
  11. The attachment of the chain to the book was effected by means of a piece of metal bent round so as to form a loop through which the last link of the chain was passed. – The Care of Books by John Willis Clark
  12. Go on in and see Mrs. Loop if you feel like it. – Anderson Crow, Detective by George Barr McCutcheon
  13. " A long line is usually planned on a sort of loop when the country will permit, so that the trapper may go out one way and return another. – The Boy Scouts in A Trapper's Camp by Thornton W. Burgess
  14. 7. Loop the Loop – Entertaining Made Easy by Emily Rose Burt
  15. In view of the fact that through motor traffic of all kinds will increase every year, it has been suggested that new loop roads should be constructed round towns on the chief roads, private enterprise being enlisted by the expectation of improved land value. – The Automobilist Abroad by M. F. (Milburg Francisco) Mansfield
  16. No hinge nor loop To hang a doubt on. – Faith and Unfaith by Duchess
  17. I went into town to- day and I met the Buffalo just as I was leaving a Loop car, and it seemed only the fair and sporting thing to let him speak to me. – Jane Journeys On by Ruth Comfort Mitchell
  18. It was held immediately under the crane and a rope was lowered with a loop on the end of it. – The Boy With the U. S. Life-Savers by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  19. Join to the 1st loop of the green star, 2 chain. – Golden Stars in Tatting and Crochet by Eleonore Riego de la Branchardière
  20. There was enough for his purpose, and rapidly making a loop he threw it down. – The Black Bar by George Manville Fenn

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