Meaning of LOOP in English

n. & v.


1. a a figure produced by a curve, or a doubled thread etc., that crosses itself. b anything forming this figure.

2 a similarly shaped attachment or ornament formed of cord or thread etc. and fastened at the crossing.

3 a ring or curved piece of material as a handle etc.

4 a contraceptive coil.

5 (in full loop-line) a railway or telegraph line that diverges from a main line and joins it again.

6 a manoeuvre in which an aeroplane describes a vertical loop.

7 Skating a manoeuvre describing a curve that crosses itself, made on a single edge.

8 Electr. a complete circuit for a current.

9 an endless strip of tape or film allowing continuous repetition.

10 Computing a programmed sequence of instructions that is repeated until or while a particular condition is satisfied.


1. tr. form (thread etc.) into a loop or loops.

2 tr. enclose with or as with a loop.

3 tr. (often foll. by up, back, together) fasten or join with a loop or loops.

4 intr. a form a loop. b move in looplike patterns.

5 intr. (also loop the loop) Aeron. perform an aerobatic loop.

Etymology: ME: orig. unkn.

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.