1. [ verb ] move in loops

"The bicycle looped around the tree"

Related terms: circle
2. [ verb ] make a loop in, as of rope or string
Synonyms: intertwine
Related terms: knit crochet noose
3. [ noun ] fastener consisting of a metal ring for lining a small hole to permit the attachment of cords or lines
Synonyms: eyelet grommet grummet cringle
Related terms: fastener
4. [ noun ] (sexuality) an intrauterine device in the shape of a loop
Related terms: contraceptive intrauterine_device
5. [ noun ] (computer science) a computer program that performs a series of instructions repeatedly until some specified condition is satisfied
Related terms: program
6. [ noun ] (physics,electronics) a complete electrical circuit around which current flows or a signal circulates
Synonyms: closed_circuit
Related terms: open_circuit circuit parallel_circuit
7. [ noun ] (transportation) a journey or route all the way around a particular place or area
Synonyms: tour circuit

"they took an extended tour of Europe" "we took a quick circuit of the park" "a ten-day coach circuit of the island"

Related terms: journey round_shape belt noose pub_crawl itineration grand_tour whistle-stop_tour lobe walkabout bight package_holiday circuit
8. [ verb ] fasten or join with a loop

"He looped the watch through his belt"

Related terms: tie cringle
9. [ verb ] wind around something in coils or loops
Synonyms: curl coil
Related terms: uncoil wind coil coil
10. [ verb ] fly loops, perform a loop

"the stunt pilot looped his plane"

Related terms: circle
11. [ noun ] an inner circle of advisors (especially under President Reagan)

"he's no longer in the loop"

Related terms: clique
12. [ noun ] the basic pattern of the human fingerprint
Related terms: fingerprint
13. [ noun ] (sport) an edge jump that takes off and lands from the same back outside edge
Synonyms: loop_jump
Related terms: edge_jump
14. [ noun ] the topology of a network whose components are connected in a loop
Synonyms: loop_topology
Related terms: network_topology
15. [ noun ] (computer science) a single execution of a set of instructions that are to be repeated
Synonyms: iteration

"the solution took hundreds of iterations"

Related terms: process computer_science
16. [ noun ] anything with a round or oval shape (formed by a curve that is closed and does not intersect itself)
Related terms: jordan_curve belt lobe bight noose drip_loop coil
17. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 11675
18. [ noun ] (transportation) a flight maneuver; aircraft flies a complete circle in the vertical plane
Synonyms: loop-the-loop
Related terms: flight_maneuver outside_loop inside_loop
Similar spelling:   loopy