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Gloom Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    gloom n
  1. a state of partial or total darkness; "he struck a match to dispell the gloom" [syn: somberness, sombreness]
  2. a feeling of melancholy apprehension [syn: gloominess, somberness]
  3. an atmosphere of depression and melancholy; "gloom pervaded the office" [syn: gloominess, glumness]
Gloom Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Gloom \Gloom\ (gl[=oo]m), n. [AS. gl[=o]m twilight, from the root of E. glow. See Glow, and cf. Glum, Gloam.]
  1. Partial or total darkness; thick shade; obscurity; as, the gloom of a forest, or of midnight.
  2. A shady, gloomy, or dark place or grove. Before a gloom of stubborn-shafted oaks. --Tennyson
  3. Cloudiness or heaviness of mind; melancholy; aspect of sorrow; low spirits; dullness. A sullen gloom and furious disorder prevailed by fits. --Burke.
  4. In gunpowder manufacture, the drying oven. Syn: Darkness; dimness; obscurity; heaviness; dullness; depression; melancholy; dejection; sadness. See Darkness.
Gloom Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Gloom \Gloom\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Gloomed; p. pr. & vb. n. Glooming.]
  1. To shine or appear obscurely or imperfectly; to glimmer.
  2. 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. --Goldsmith. [This weary day] . . . at last I see it gloom. --Spenser.

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  • Gloom: Gloom is a depressing darkness. People describe light conditions as gloomy when the rods in their eyes take over from the cones and so ...
  • Gloom (video game): Gloom is a 1995 computer game for the Amiga computer. Gloom was the first commercially released Amiga clone of first person shooter Doom ...
  • Gloom (card game): 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 ...
  • Gloom (album): Gloom is the debut album of Macabre , released in 1989. Several versions of this album exist. Some versions include the Grim Reality EP ...
  • Ruby Gloom: Ruby Gloom is an animated television show based on an apparel franchise. The show is produced by Nelvana and began airing on October 13 ...
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  • Gloom 3: Gloom 3 (AKA Ultimate Gloom, AKA Gloom 3 : Zombie Edition) is a 1997 computer game for the Amiga computer. Gloom 3 was the third proper, ...

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* Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds. - Herodotus

* The best cure for worry, depression, melancholy, brooding, is to go deliberately forth and try to lift with one's sympathy the gloom of somebody else. - Arnold Bennett

* There was something awesome in the thought of the solitary mortal standing by the open window and summoning in from the gloom outside the spirits of the nether world. - Conan Doyle


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