2. To appear in an impressively large or great form: The magnificent mountains loom above the little valley below.
3. To happen soon: A workers' strike is about to loom, since a raise in wages for the workers has been turned down again.
4. To have great importance or influence: Rising tuition costs loom large in the minds of many parents and those students who want to go to colleges or universities.
Before Toyota started to manufacture automobiles, the company developed, and used, an automatic loom invented by Sakichi Toyoda, founder of the Toyota Group.
The automatic loom was a machine that could spin thread for cloth and it weaved textiles automatically. In those early days, back-strap looms, ground looms, and high-warp looms were used to manually weave cloth.
In 1896, Sakichi Toyoda invented Japan's first self-powered loom called the "Toyoda Power Loom". Later, he incorporated numerous revolutionary inventions into his looms, including the weft-breakage automatic stopping device, which automatically stopped the loom when a thread breakage was detected, the warp supply device, and the automatic shuttle changer.
Since the loom stopped when a problem arose, no defective products were produced. This meant that a single operator could be put in charge of numerous looms, resulting in a tremendous improvement in productivity.
2. Anything shaped like a crescent: There are examples of figures that are lune in shape, for example, a half-moon!
Trish spent the day working on her loom and was so tired that she walked to the window where she could see a loon swimming in the lake. As she watched, a man with a hawk on a lune strolled along the beach. Trish thought that the man must be a complete loon to be walking in such a strong wind.