1. wind around something in coils or loops

    Synonyms : coil, curl
    Type Of : roll, wrap, twine, wind
  2. a complete electrical circuit around which current flows or a signal circulates

    Synonyms : closed circuit
    Type Of : circuit, electrical circuit, electric circuit
  3. a flight maneuver; aircraft flies a complete circle in the vertical plane

    Synonyms : loop-the-loop
    Type Of : flight maneuver, airplane maneuver
  4. fastener consisting of a metal ring for lining a small hole to permit the attachment of cords or lines

    Synonyms : cringle, eyelet, grommet, grummet
    Type Of : fixing, fastening, fastener, holdfast
  5. (computer science) a single execution of a set of instructions that are to be repeated

    Synonyms : iteration
    Type Of : physical process, process
  6. make a loop in

    Synonyms : intertwine
    Type Of : entwine, knit
    Examples :
    • loop a rope
  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

    Synonyms : loop topology
    Type Of : topology, network topology
  8. a computer program that performs a series of instructions repeatedly until some specified condition is satisfied

    Type Of : program, programme, computer program, computer programme
  9. an inner circle of advisors (especially under President Reagan)

    Type Of : inner circle, clique, coterie, camp, pack, ingroup
    Examples :
    • he's no longer in the loop
  10. an intrauterine device in the shape of a loop

    Type Of : iud, intrauterine device
  11. anything with a round or oval shape (formed by a curve that is closed and does not intersect itself)

    Type Of : jordan curve, simple closed curve
  12. fasten or join with a loop

    Type Of : tie, bind
    Examples :
    • He looped the watch through his belt
  13. fly loops, perform a loop

    Type Of : circle
    Examples :
    • the stunt pilot looped his plane
  14. move in loops

    Type Of : circle
    Examples :
    • The bicycle looped around the tree
  15. the basic pattern of the human fingerprint

    Type Of : fingerprint


  1. obsolete terms for legal insanity

    Synonyms : insaneness, madness
    Type Of : insanity
  2. foolish or senseless behavior

    Synonyms : craziness, folly, foolery, indulgence, tomfoolery
    Type Of : gambol, caper, romp, play, frolic


  1. the financial means whereby one lives

    Synonyms : bread and butter, keep, living, support, sustenance
    Type Of : resource
    Examples :
    • he could no longer earn his own livelihood


  1. an unsuccessful ending to a struggle or contest

    Synonyms : defeat
    Type Of : ending, failure, finish, conclusion
    Examples :
    • they suffered a convincing licking
  2. the act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows

    Synonyms : beating, drubbing, lacing, thrashing, trouncing, whacking
    Type Of : corporal punishment


  1. someone who works with their hands; someone engaged in manual labor

    Synonyms : jack, laborer, manual laborer
    Type Of : workingman, workman, working man, working person


  1. a serving (of wine) poured out in honor of a deity

    Type Of : serving, helping, portion
  2. (facetious) a serving of an alcoholic beverage

    Type Of : drink
  3. the act of pouring a liquid offering (especially wine) as a religious ceremony

    Type Of : religious ritual, religious ceremony


  1. a row of unravelled stitches

    Synonyms : ravel, run
    Type Of : harm, impairment, damage
  2. come unraveled or undone as if by snagging

    Synonyms : run
    Type Of : separate, break, come apart, fall apart, split up
  3. ascending stages by which somebody or something can progress

    Type Of : level, stage, point, degree
    Examples :
    • he climbed the career ladder
  4. steps consisting of two parallel members connected by rungs; for climbing up or down

    Type Of : stairs, steps


  1. look through a book or other written material

    Synonyms : flick, flip, riff, riffle, thumb
    Type Of : peruse
    Examples :
    • She leafed through the volume
  2. the main organ of photosynthesis and transpiration in higher plants

    Synonyms : foliage, leafage
    Type Of : plant organ
  3. a sheet of any written or printed material (especially in a manuscript or book)

    Synonyms : folio
    Type Of : sheet of paper, sheet, piece of paper
  4. hinged or detachable flat section (as of a table or door)

    Type Of : section, segment
  5. produce leaves, of plants

    Type Of : acquire, grow, get, develop, produce
  6. turn over pages

    Type Of : turn over, turn
    Examples :
    • leaf through a book
    • leaf a manuscript


  1. be about

    Synonyms : footle, hang around, lallygag, linger, loaf, lollygag, lounge, lurk, mess about, mill about, mill around, tarry
    Type Of : be
    Examples :
    • The high school students like to loiter in the Central Square


  1. covering with a design in which one element covers a part of another (as with tiles or shingles)

    Synonyms : imbrication, overlapping
    Type Of : covering