Loon Loon (l[=oo]n), n. [Scot. loun, lown, loon; akin to OD. loen a stupid man; prob. for an older lown, and akin to E. lame.] A sorry fellow; a worthless person; a rogue. [1913 Webster]

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  • Loon — Loon, n. [For older loom, Icel. l[=o]mr; akin to Dan. & Sw. lom.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of several aquatic, wed footed, northern birds of the genus {Urinator} (formerly {Colymbus}), noted for their expertness in diving and swimming under water. The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Loon — (spr. Lohn), 1) (L. op Zand), Marktflecken im Bezirk Herzogenbosch der niederländischen Provinz Nordbrabant; 5000 Ew., Sitz einer Herrschaft, seit Mitte des 18. Jahrh. der fürstlichen Familie Salm Salm angehörig; 2) so v.w. Looz …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • loon — [lu:n] n [Sense: 1; Date: 1600 1700; Origin: From a Scandinavian language.] [Sense: 2; Date: 1600 1700; Origin: loun bad person (15 19 centuries) (influenced by LOON1 (because of its wild sound) and by LOONY1)] 1.) a large North American bird… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • loon — [ lun ] noun count 1. ) a LOONY 2. ) a large North American bird that lives near water and makes a strange loud sound …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • loon — loon1 [lo͞on] n. [altered (by assoc. with LOON2) < earlier loom < ON lomr < IE echoic base * lā > L latrare, to bark] any of an order (Gaviiformes) of fish eating, diving birds, with a sharp bill and webbed feet, found mainly in… …   English World dictionary

  • Loon — For other uses, see Loon (disambiguation). Divers / Loons Temporal range: ?Late Eocene Recent (see text) 37–0 Ma …   Wikipedia

  • loon — an·ti·bal·loon·er; bal·loon·er; bal·loon·ist; gal·loon; pan·ta·loon; pan·ta·loon·ery; sa·loon; sa·loon·atic; sa·loon·ist; shal·loon; bal·loon; loon; wal·loon; zim·ba·loon; …   English syllables

  • loon — loon1 /loohn/, n. any of several large, short tailed, web footed, fish eating diving birds of the genus Gavia, of the Northern Hemisphere. [1625 35; perh. alter. of LOOM3] loon2 /loohn/, n. a crazy or simple minded person. [1400 50; late ME lowen …   Universalium

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