Looming Loom"ing, n. The indistinct and magnified appearance of objects seen in particular states of the atmosphere. See {Mirage}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Looming — Loom Loom (l[=oo]m), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Loomed} (l[=oo]md); p. pr. & vb. n. {Looming}.] [OE. lumen to shine, Icel. ljoma; akin to AS. le[ o]ma light, and E. light; or cf. OF. lumer to shine, L. luminare to illumine, lumen light; akin to E.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • looming — Mirage Mi rage , n. [F., fr. mirer to look at carefully, to aim, se mirer to look at one s self in a glass, to reflect, to be reflected, LL. mirare to look at. See {Mirror}.] An optical effect, sometimes seen on the ocean, but more frequently in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • looming — adj. Looming is used with these nouns: ↑crisis, ↑disaster, ↑recession, ↑shortage, ↑showdown, ↑spectre …   Collocations dictionary

  • looming — /looh ming/, n. a mirage in which objects below the horizon seem to be raised above their true positions. [1620 30; LOOM2 + ING1] * * * …   Universalium

  • looming — Synonyms and related words: about to be, already in sight, approaching, at hand, brewing, close, close at hand, coming, fata morgana, forthcoming, future, gathering, going to happen, immediate, imminent, impendent, impending, in danger imminent,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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