Definitions of loop

  1. To fasten by a loop; form into or make loops.
  2. 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.
  3. To form into, furnish with, or secure with, loops.
  4. To fasten or ornament with loops.
  5. To attach loops to; make a loop in.
  6. To make a loop.
  7. fly loops, perform a loop, as of an airplane
  8. To make into or fasten with a loop.
  9. To form with loops; to fasten the loops of.
  10. a complete electrical circuit around which current flows or a signal circulates
  11. ( computer science) a single execution of a set of instructions that are to be repeated; " the solution took hundreds of iterations"
  12. an intrauterine device in the shape of a loop
  13. the basic pattern of the human fingerprint
  14. an inner circle of advisors ( especially under President Reagan); " he's no longer in the loop"
  15. anything with a round or oval shape ( formed by a line or cord etc.) that is closed or nearly closed
  16. the topology of a network whose components are connected in a loop
  17. anything with a round or oval shape ( formed by a curve that is closed and does not intersect itself)
  18. fasten or join with a loop; " He looped the watch through his belt"
  19. make a loop in; " loop a rope"
  20. fly loops, perform a loop; " the stunt pilot looped his plane"
  21. move in loops; " The bicycle looped around the tree"
  22. A mass of iron in a pasty condition gathered into a ball for the tilt hammer or rolls.
  23. 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.
  24. A small, narrow opening; a loophole.
  25. A curve of any kind in the form of a loop.
  26. A wire forming part of a main circuit and returning to the point from which it starts.
  27. The portion of a vibrating string, air column, etc., between two nodes; - called also ventral segment.
  28. 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.
  29. A doubling of a cord through which another may pass: an ornamental doubling in fringes.
  30. Doubling of a cord.
  31. A doubling, as of a string, to form an eye; noose; curve.
  32. A doubling of a string or cord; a noose through which a cord may be run for fastening; anything similar.
  33. A loophole.
  34. Part of a block of cast iron melted off for the forge or hammer.
  35. 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.