1. To appear above the surface either of sea or land, or to appear enlarged, or distorted and indistinct, as a distant object, a ship at sea, or a mountain, especially. From atmospheric influences; as, the ship looms large; the land looms high. Awful she looms, the terror of the main. (H. J. Pye)
1. A frame or machine of wood or other material, in which a weaver forms cloth out of thread; a machine for interweaving yarn or threads into a fabric, as in knitting or lace making. Hector, when he sees Andromache overwhelmed with terror, sends her for consolation to the loom and the distaff. (Rambler)
Origin: oe. Lome, as. Gelma utensil, implement.