Associations to the word «Gloom»

Wiktionary

GLOOM, noun. Darkness, dimness or obscurity.
GLOOM, noun. A melancholy, depressing or despondent atmosphere.
GLOOM, noun. Cloudiness or heaviness of mind; melancholy; aspect of sorrow; low spirits; dullness.
GLOOM, noun. A drying oven used in gunpowder manufacture.
GLOOM, verb. (intransitive) To be dark or gloomy.
GLOOM, verb. (intransitive) to look or feel sad, sullen or despondent.
GLOOM, verb. (transitive) To render gloomy or dark; to obscure; to darken.
GLOOM, verb. (transitive) To fill with gloom; to make sad, dismal, or sullen.
GLOOM, verb. To shine or appear obscurely or imperfectly; to glimmer.

Dictionary definition

GLOOM, noun. A state of partial or total darkness; "he struck a match to dispel the gloom".
GLOOM, noun. A feeling of melancholy apprehension.
GLOOM, noun. An atmosphere of depression and melancholy; "gloom pervaded the office".

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats