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 for loop
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Loop \Loop\, n. [Cf. Ir. & Gael. lub loop, noose, fold, thong,
     bend, lub to bend, incline.]
     1. A fold or doubling of a thread, cord, rope, etc., through
        which another thread, cord, etc., can be passed, or which
        a hook can be hooked into; an eye, as of metal; a staple;
        a noose; a bight.
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              That the probation bear no hinge, nor loop
              To hang a doubt on.                   --Shak.
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     2. A small, narrow opening; a loophole.
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              And stop all sight-holes, every loop from whence
              The eye of Reason may pry in upon us. --Shak.
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     3. A curve of any kind in the form of a loop.
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     4. (Telegraphy) A wire forming part of a main circuit and
        returning to the point from which it starts.
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     5. (Acoustics) The portion of a vibrating string, air column,
        etc., between two nodes; -- called also ventral segment.
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     Loop knot, a single knot tied in a doubled cord, etc. so as
        to leave a loop beyond the knot. See Illust. of Knot.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Loop \Loop\ (l[=oo]p), n. [G. luppe an iron lump. Cf.
     Looping.] (Iron Works)
     A mass of iron in a pasty condition gathered into a ball for
     the tilt hammer or rolls. [Written also loup.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Loop \Loop\ (l[=oo]p), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Looped (l[=oo]pt);
     p. pr. & vb. n. Looping.]
     To make a loop of or in; to fasten with a loop or loops; --
     often with up; as, to loop a string; to loop up a curtain.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  loop
      n 1: fastener consisting of a metal ring for lining a small hole
           to permit the attachment of cords or lines [syn: cringle,
           eyelet, loop, grommet, grummet]
      2: anything with a round or oval shape (formed by a curve that
         is closed and does not intersect itself)
      3: (computer science) a single execution of a set of
         instructions that are to be repeated; "the solution took
         hundreds of iterations" [syn: iteration, loop]
      4: an inner circle of advisors (especially under President
         Reagan); "he's no longer in the loop"
      5: the basic pattern of the human fingerprint
      6: a computer program that performs a series of instructions
         repeatedly until some specified condition is satisfied
      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 [syn: loop topology, loop]
      8: an intrauterine device in the shape of a loop
      9: a complete electrical circuit around which current flows or a
         signal circulates [syn: closed circuit, loop] [ant: open
         circuit]
      10: a flight maneuver; aircraft flies a complete circle in the
          vertical plane [syn: loop, loop-the-loop]
      v 1: move in loops; "The bicycle looped around the tree"
      2: make a loop in; "loop a rope" [syn: loop, intertwine]
      3: fly loops, perform a loop; "the stunt pilot looped his plane"
      4: wind around something in coils or loops [syn: coil, loop,
         curl] [ant: uncoil]
      5: fasten or join with a loop; "He looped the watch through his
         belt"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  255 Moby Thesaurus words for "loop":
     O, air hole, ambit, annular muscle, annulus, arc, arch, areola,
     armhole, association, aureole, band, bank, beat, begird, belt,
     belt in, bend, bend back, beset, bilge, blain, bleb, blister, blob,
     blowhole, boss, bow, braid, break, broken circuit, bubble, bulb,
     bulge, bulla, bullet-hole, bump, bunch, bunghole, burl, button,
     cahot, chaplet, chine, cincture, circle, circlet, circuit,
     circuital field, circumference, circus, closed circle,
     closed circuit, clump, coil, compass, complete circuit, condyle,
     conference, convex, corona, coronet, crab, cringle, crook, crown,
     curl, curve, cycle, dead circuit, deadeye, decurve, deflect,
     diadem, dip, discus, disk, dome, dowel, ear, embow, encincture,
     encircle, encompass, engird, enlace, ensphere, entwine,
     eternal return, eye, eyelet, fairy ring, feather, fishtail, flange,
     flap, flex, full circle, gall, galvanic circuit, garland, gasket,
     gird, girdle, glory, gnarl, grommet, ground loop, guide, halo,
     handle, hill, hook, hoop, hot circuit, hump, hunch, incurvate,
     incurve, inflect, interknit, interlace, intertie, intertissue,
     intertwine, intertwist, interweave, intort, jog, joggle, keyhole,
     knit, knob, knot, knothole, knur, knurl, lace, lap, lasso,
     lateral circuit, leg, lip, live circuit, logical circle, loom,
     loophole, looplet, lump, magic circle, magnetic circuit, manhole,
     mat, microcircuit, mole, mountain, mousehole, multiple circuit,
     multiple series, net, nevus, noose, nub, nubbin, nubble, orbit,
     papilloma, path, peephole, peg, pigeonhole, pinhole, placket,
     placket hole, plait, pleach, plow, porpoise, porthole,
     printed circuit, pull out, pull up, punch-hole, push down, raddle,
     radius, recurve, reflect, reflex, retroflex, revolution, rib,
     ridge, ring, roll, rondelle, round, round trip, roundel, rounds,
     sag, saucer, series multiple, short, short circuit, shoulder,
     sideslip, skid, sphincter, spin, spine, spiracle, spiral, splice,
     staple, stud, stunt, style, swag, sweep, tab, tap, tie, tissue,
     tour, tubercle, tubercule, turn, twill, twine, twine around, twist,
     undulate, vault, vector field, vent, venthole, verruca, vesicle,
     vicious circle, wale, walk, wart, wattle, weave, web, welt, wheel,
     whorl, wind, wreath, wreathe, wreathe around, yaw, zone
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  loop
  loop through
  
      A sequence of instructions in a program that
     the processor repeats, either until some condition is met, or
     indefinitely (an infinite loop).
  
     In an structured language (e.g. C, Pascal, BASIC, or
     Fortran), a loop is usually achieved with for loop, while
     loop or repeat loop constructs.
  
     In other languages these constructs may be synthesised with a
     jump+({assembly+language">jump ({assembly language) or a GOTO (early Fortran or
     BASIC).
  
     To "loop through" a list means to process each element in turn.
     Hackers might use this for everyday iterative actions, e.g.  "I've
     got to loop through my paper mail."
  
     (2014-12-20)
  

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

  Loop
     a knotted "eye" of cord, corresponding to the "taches" or knobs
     in the edges of the curtains of the tabernacle, for joining them
     into a continuous circuit, fifty to a curtain (Ex. 26:4, 5, 10,
     11).
     

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