(noun, verb)


1. fastener consisting of a metal ring for lining a small hole to permit the attachment of cords or lines

Similar word(s): cringle, eyelet, grommet, grummet

Definition categories: man–made, fastener, fastening, fixing, holdfast

2. anything with a round or oval shape (formed by a curve that is closed and does not intersect itself)

Definition categories: shape

3. (computer science) a single execution of a set of instructions that are to be repeated

Similar word(s): iteration

Definition categories: process

4. an inner circle of advisors (especially under President Reagan)

- he's no longer in the loop

Definition categories: group, camp, clique, coterie, ingroup, pack

5. the basic pattern of the human fingerprint

Definition categories: communication, fingerprint

6. a computer program that performs a series of instructions repeatedly until some specified condition is satisfied

Definition categories: communication, program, programme

7. the topology of a network whose components are serially connected in such a way that the last component is connected to the first component

Definition categories: thought, topology

8. an intrauterine device in the shape of a loop

Definition categories: man–made

9. a complete electrical circuit around which current flows or a signal circulates

Definition categories: man–made, circuit

10. a flight maneuver; aircraft flies a complete circle in the vertical plane

Definition categories: act

Sentences with loop as a noun:

- Arches, loops, and whorls are patterns found in fingerprints.


1. move in loops

- The bicycle looped around the tree

Definition categories: motion, circle

2. make a loop in

- loop a rope

Similar word(s): intertwine

Definition categories: creation, entwine, knit

3. fly loops, perform a loop

- the stunt pilot looped his plane

Definition categories: motion, circle

4. wind around something in coils or loops

Similar word(s): coil, curl

Definition categories: contact, roll, twine, wind, wrap

5. fasten or join with a loop

- He looped the watch through his belt

Definition categories: contact, bind, tie

Sentences with loop as a verb:

- The program loops until the user presses a key.