Crossword clues for gloom
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Gloom \Gloom\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Gloomed; p. pr. & vb. n. Glooming.]
To shine or appear obscurely or imperfectly; to glimmer.
To become dark or dim; to be or appear dismal, gloomy, or sad; to come to the evening twilight.
The black gibbet glooms beside the way.
[This weary day] . . . at last I see it gloom.
Gloom \Gloom\, v. t.
To render gloomy or dark; to obscure; to darken.
A bow window . . . gloomed with limes.
A black yew gloomed the stagnant air.
To fill with gloom; to make sad, dismal, or sullen.
Such a mood as that which lately gloomed Your fancy.
What sorrows gloomed that parting day.
Gloom \Gloom\ (gl[=oo]m), n. [AS. gl[=o]m twilight, from the root of E. glow. See Glow, and cf. Glum, Gloam.]
Partial or total darkness; thick shade; obscurity; as, the gloom of a forest, or of midnight.
A shady, gloomy, or dark place or grove.
Before a gloom of stubborn-shafted oaks.
Cloudiness or heaviness of mind; melancholy; aspect of sorrow; low spirits; dullness.
A sullen gloom and furious disorder prevailed by fits.
In gunpowder manufacture, the drying oven.
Syn: Darkness; dimness; obscurity; heaviness; dullness; depression; melancholy; dejection; sadness. See Darkness.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
c.1300 as a verb, "to look sullen or displeased," perhaps from Scandinavian (compare Norwegian dialectal glome "to stare somberly"). Not considered to be related to Old English glom "twilight," but perhaps to Middle Low German glum "turbid," Dutch gluren "to leer." The noun is 1590s in Scottish, "sullen look," from the verb. Sense of "darkness, obscurity" is first recorded 1629 in Milton's poetry; that of "melancholy" is 1744 (gloomy in this sense is attested from 1580s).
n. 1 darkness, dimness or obscurity. 2 A melancholy, depressing or despondent atmosphere. 3 Cloudiness or heaviness of mind; melancholy; aspect of sorrow; low spirits; dullness. 4 A drying oven used in gunpowder manufacture. vb. 1 (context intransitive English) To be dark or gloomy. 2 (context intransitive English) to look or feel sad, sullen or despondent. 3 (context transitive English) To render gloomy or dark; to obscure; to darken. 4 (context transitive English) To fill with gloom; to make sad, dismal, or sullen. 5 To shine or appear obscurely or imperfectly; to glimmer.
Gloom is a low level of light which is so dim that there are physiological and psychological effects. Human vision at this level becomes monochrome and the place then seems dull and depressing.
Gloom is the debut album of Macabre, released in 1989. Several versions of this album exist. Some versions include the Grim Reality EP, other include a few live tracks and two songs from the Grim Reality EP.
Gloom is a computer game for the Amiga computer.
Gloom was the first commercially released Amiga clone of first person shooter Doom.
A later version of the game, Gloom Deluxe, featured higher resolution graphic modes.
Gloom's authors were Mark Sibly (programmer) Kurt & Hans Butler (graphics) and additional Art work Laki Schuster, Kev Stanard (Music). The game was ranked the 18th best game of all time by Amiga Power.
The game was followed by Gloom 3.
Gloom is a tabletop card game created by designer Keith Baker and published by Atlas Games in 2004. It won the Origins Award for Best Traditional Card Game in 2005. Four expansion packs have been created since the release of the original game called, Unhappy Homes, Unwelcome Guests, Unquiet Dead and Unfortunate Expeditions. Additionally, In August 2011, Cthulhu Gloom, which serves as either a standalone game or a fourth expansion pack, was released, and one Cthulhu expansion pack has been released, called Unpleasant Dreams.
Gloom is the third EP by American death metal band Job for a Cowboy. It became available digitally and physically via mail-order only on June 7, 2011. The EP was limited to only 2,500 physical copies, and when asked why this was, vocalist Jonny Davy said "I feel like we're the type of band where so many people simply illegally download our records in the first place. So why not have the die hards have something to get excited about to get their hands on?"
Due to former guitarist Bobby Thompson and former bassist Brent Riggs' departure, Nick Schendzielos of Cephalic Carnage was brought in to record bass and Tony Sannicandro was brought in as guitarist, replacing all of Thompson's previous recordings on the EP.
Gloom is a melancholy, depressing darkness, shade or despondent atmosphere.
Gloom may also refer to:
- Gloom (card game), a card game designed by Keith Baker and published by Atlas Games
- Gloom (video game), a Doom clone for the Amiga computer
- Gloom (Pokémon), a fictional species in the Pokémon franchise
- Gloom (album), an album by Death Metal band Macabre
- Gloom (comics), a fictional student character in the X-Men comics
- Gloom (EP), an EP album by Death Metal band Job for a Cowboy
- "Gloom", a song by Fireworks from their 2011 album Gospel
Usage examples of "gloom".
The clouds paled, turned rosy for a moment with the afterglow, then deepened into purple gloom.
His back felt so naked, so white in the gloom that he kept expecting to glance around and see the kid aiming with a smile at the cleft between his shoulder blades.
The guests at the Albergo Monte Gazza peered at one another over dinner through a gradually deepening gloom, enlivened by occasional lurches towards complete darkness.
Then his eyes began to adapt themselves to the gloom, and he distinguished a tall, bearded man, who sat upon an angareb, the native bedstead of the Soudan, and two others, who squatted beside him on the ground.
CHAPTER I MANHATTAN MENACE LIKE a crouched monster watching for its prey, the Argyle Museum squatted in its own gloom, surrounded by darkness that was itself a relic of departed years.
Slashing down the nearest marksman, he delivered a fierce, challenging laugh that rose to a mighty, shivering crescendo, waking what seemed to be the echoes of gathered years from the vast gloom surrounding the Argyle Museum!
Sharpe had made a brief excursion in the dusk and had returned with two clay bottles filled with arrack, and they drank the liquor in the gloom.
Then his vision cleared and he saw that the Asper snake was gone and the chamber had returned to its former gloom.
No one, however, but himself, was in these chambers, and, leaving open the doors, through which he passed, he came again to the great drawing-room, whose spaciousness and silent gloom somewhat awed him.
Men and women and young children, gaunt with hunger and begrimed with dirt, some with faces that were hard and stony, some with faces that were weak and simple, some with eyes that were red as blood, all weary with waiting and wasted with long pain, ran hither and thither in the gloom of the foul place where they were immured together.
At this hour while yet the heart burns with the anguish of sorrow, and the gloom of bereavement still hangs low, my thoughts turn in loving remembrance to my sincere beloved sisters and brothers in the Cause.
At 1830 a blinker message from Chikuma served further to deepen the gloom in Nagara.
A bright streak of energy shot out of the gloom and struck the blob head-on.
The Bosquet was a favourite retreat of his, with its shadows and silence and its moist green gloom.
The room was depressing, and all thoughts of a capable if bossy housekeeper vanished in the gloom.