Meaning of LOOP in English


[loop] n [ME loupe; perh. akin to MD lupen to watch, peer] (14c) archaic: loophole 1a

[2]loop n [ME loupe, of unknown origin] (14c) 1 a: a curving or doubling of a line so as to form a closed or partly open curve within itself through which another line can be passed or into which a hook may be hooked b: such a fold of cord or ribbon serving as an ornament

2. a: something shaped like a loop b: a circular airplane maneuver executed in the vertical plane

3: a ring or curved piece used to form a fastening, handle, or catch

4: a closed electric circuit

5: a piece of film or magnetic tape whose ends are spliced together so as to project or play back the same material continuously

6: a series of instructions (as for a computer) that is repeated until a terminating condition is reached 7: a sports league 8: a select well-informed inner circle that is influential in decision making "out of the policy ~" -- for a loop : into a state of amazement, confusion, or distress [3]loop vi (1832) 1: to make or form a loop

2: to execute a loop in an airplane

3: to move in loops or in an arc ~ vt 1 a: to make a loop in, on, or about b: to fasten with a loop

2: to join (two courses of loops) in knitting

3: to connect (electric conductors) so as to complete a loop

4: to cause to move in an arc

Merriam-Webster English vocab.      Английский словарь Merriam Webster.