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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. the basic pattern of the human fingerprint
  8. an inner circle of advisors ( especially under President Reagan); " he's no longer in the loop"
  9. anything with a round or oval shape ( formed by a line or cord etc.) that is closed or nearly closed
  10. fly loops, perform a loop, as of an airplane
  11. the topology of a network whose components are connected in a loop
  12. anything with a round or oval shape ( formed by a curve that is closed and does not intersect itself)
  13. fasten or join with a loop; " He looped the watch through his belt"
  14. make a loop in; " loop a rope"
  15. fly loops, perform a loop; " the stunt pilot looped his plane"
  16. move in loops; " The bicycle looped around the tree"
  17. A mass of iron in a pasty condition gathered into a ball for the tilt hammer or rolls.
  18. 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.
  19. A small, narrow opening; a loophole.
  20. A curve of any kind in the form of a loop.
  21. A wire forming part of a main circuit and returning to the point from which it starts.
  22. The portion of a vibrating string, air column, etc., between two nodes; - called also ventral segment.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. To form into, furnish with, or secure with, loops.
  26. To make a loop.
  27. A doubling of a cord through which another may pass: an ornamental doubling in fringes.
  28. To fasten or ornament with loops.
  29. Doubling of a cord.
  30. To attach loops to; make a loop in.
  31. To fasten by a loop; form into or make loops.
  32. A doubling, as of a string, to form an eye; noose; curve.
  33. A doubling of a string or cord; a noose through which a cord may be run for fastening; anything similar.
  34. A loophole.
  35. Part of a block of cast iron melted off for the forge or hammer.
  36. To make into or fasten with a loop.
  37. 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.
  38. To form with loops; to fasten the loops of.
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Usage examples for loop

  1. " 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
  2. Then rig the loop two feet above the mudhook. – Dave Darrin's Fourth Year at Annapolis by H. Irving Hancock
  3. 7. Loop the Loop. – Entertaining Made Easy by Emily Rose Burt
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Look here, there were loop- holes at one time. – The Eight Strokes of the Clock by Maurice Le Blanc
  9. 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
  10. There was enough for his purpose, and rapidly making a loop, he threw it down. – The Black Bar by George Manville Fenn
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. No hinge nor loop To hang a doubt on. – Faith and Unfaith by Duchess
  15. 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.
  16. Join to the 1st loop of the green star, 2 chain. – Golden Stars in Tatting and Crochet by Eleonore Riego de la Branchardière
  17. 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
  18. Go on in and see Mrs. Loop if you feel like it. – Anderson Crow, Detective by George Barr McCutcheon
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