October 24, 2019
Learner's Word of the Day
loop /ˈluːp/ noun

plural loops

A loop of green string
A loop of green string
Learner's definition of LOOP


1 a : a curved part or shape made when something long and thin (such as a rope or thread) bends so that it touches or crosses over itself

  • a closed loop of rope

  • a wire with a loop at the end

  • a loop of string/thread

1 b : something that is shaped like a loop

  • They rowed along a loop in the river.

  • The road formed a loop around the pond.

  • letters formed with lots of loops

1 c : a ring or curved piece used for holding something

  • a belt loop

2 : an action in which an airplane flies in an upright circle perpendicular to the ground

  • The pilot did/performed a loop.

3 : a piece of film or tape with the ends joined together so that the same pictures or sounds are repeated continuously; also : a recording that is repeated continuously

  • The computer-generated images are shown on a continuous loop.

4 computers : a series of instructions that are repeated in a computer program until a specified condition is met

5 the loop : a group of people who know about or have influence or control over something — usually used in the phrases in the loop and out of the loop

  • She wants to stay in the loop as these changes are being considered.

  • He claims that he was kept out of the loop when the decision to sell the company was being made.

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