See also: Loop

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English loupe (noose, loop), earlier lowp-knot (loop-knot), of North Germanic origin, from Old Norse hlaup (a run), used in the sense of a "running knot", from hlaupa (to leap), ultimately from Proto-Germanic *hlaupaną (to leap, run). Compare Swedish löp-knut (loop-knot), Danish løb-knude (a running knot), Danish løb (a course). More at leap. The verb is derived from the noun.

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NounEdit

loop (plural loops)

  1. A length of thread, line or rope that is doubled over to make an opening.
  2. The opening so formed.
  3. A shape produced by a curve that bends around and crosses itself.
    Arches, loops, and whorls are patterns found in fingerprints.
  4. A ring road or beltway.
  5. An endless strip of tape or film allowing continuous repetition.
  6. A complete circuit for an electric current.
  7. (programming) A programmed sequence of instructions that is repeated until or while a particular condition is satisfied.
  8. (graph theory) An edge that begins and ends on the same vertex.
  9. (topology) A path that starts and ends at the same point.
  10. (transport) A bus or rail route, walking route, etc. that starts and ends at the same point.
  11. (rail transport) A place at a terminus where trains or trams can turn round and go back the other way without having to reverse; a balloon loop, turning loop, or reversing loop.
    • 2012, Andrew Martin, Underground Overground: A passenger's history of the Tube, Profile Books, →ISBN, page 119:
      In 1908 the line was extended to a station called Wood Lane, which was built on a terminal track loop so that trains could turn round and go back the other way, [...]
  12. (algebra) A quasigroup with an identity element.
  13. A loop-shaped intrauterine device.
  14. An aerobatic maneuver in which an aircraft flies a circular path in a vertical plane.
  15. A small, narrow opening; a loophole.
  16. Alternative form of loup (mass of iron).
  17. (biochemistry) A flexible region in a protein's secondary structure.

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VerbEdit

loop (third-person singular simple present loops, present participle looping, simple past and past participle looped)

  1. (transitive) To form something into a loop.
  2. (transitive) To fasten or encircle something with a loop.
  3. (transitive) To fly an aircraft in a loop.
  4. (transitive) To move something in a loop.
  5. (transitive) To join electrical components to complete a circuit.
  6. (transitive) To duplicate the route of a pipeline.
  7. (transitive) To create an error in a computer program so that it runs in an endless loop and the computer freezes up.
  8. (intransitive) To form a loop.
  9. (intransitive) To move in a loop.
    The program loops until the user presses a key.
    • 2011 February 4, Gareth Roberts, “Wales 19-26 England”, in BBC[1]:
      The outstanding Tom Palmer won a line-out and then charged into the heart of the Welsh defence, scrum-half Ben Youngs moved the ball swiftly right and Cueto's looping pass saw Ashton benefit from a huge overlap to again run in untouched.
  10. To place in a loop.
    • 2021 January 13, Richard Clinnick, “Longer freight trains boost efficiency and reduce carbon”, in Rail, page 10:
      It found that trains often looped on their journey emit 14% to 20% more NOx and particulates than non-stop services.

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AfrikaansEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Dutch lopen, from Middle Dutch lôpen, from Old Dutch lōpan, from Proto-West Germanic *hlaupan, from Proto-Germanic *hlaupaną (to run).

VerbEdit

loop (present loop, present participle lopende, past participle geloop)

  1. (intransitive) to walk
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Etymology 2Edit

From Dutch loop, from Middle Dutch lôop, from Old Dutch *lōp.

NounEdit

loop (plural lope, diminutive lopie)

  1. walking, gait
  2. (of events) course
  3. (of guns) barrel
  4. (informal) business end (of a rifle, etc.)
  5. (music, usually in diminutive) run: a rapid passage in music, especially along a scale

ChineseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English loop.

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loop

  1. (Hong Kong Cantonese) to repeatedly consume or play songs and videos
    我loop幾百 [Cantonese, trad.]
    我loop几百 [Cantonese, simp.]
    tiu4 pin3 ngo5 lup1 zo2 gei2 baak3 ci3 [Jyutping]
    I've repeatedly watched the video a few hundreds times
  2. (Hong Kong Cantonese) to repeatedly occur

NounEdit

loop

  1. (Hong Kong Cantonese) loop; cycle (Classifier: )
    無限loop无限loop [Cantonese]  ―  mou4 haan6 lup1 [Jyutping]  ―  infinite never-ending loop

DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Dutch lôop, from Old Dutch *lōp.

NounEdit

loop m (plural lopen, diminutive loopje n)

  1. course, duration
  2. a river course
  3. course of a projectile
  4. barrel (of a firearm)
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  • Afrikaans: loop
  • Arawak: loporo
  • Indonesian: lop
  • Papiamentu: lop

Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

VerbEdit

loop

  1. first-person singular present indicative of lopen
  2. imperative of lopen

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PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Unadapted borrowing from English loop.

NounEdit

loop m (plural loops)

  1. (computing) loop (repeating sequence of instructions)
    Synonyms: ciclo, laço
  2. loop (aircraft manoeuvre)
    Synonym: looping

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