Webster 1913 Edition
Partial or total darkness; thick shade; obscurity;
gloomof a forest, or of midnight
A shady, gloomy, or dark place or grove.
gloomof stubborn-shafted oaks.
Cloudiness or heaviness of mind; melancholy; aspect of sorrow; low spirits; dullness.
gloomand furious disorder prevailed by fits.
In gunpowder manufacture, the drying oven.
Syn. – Darkness; dimness; obscurity; heaviness; dullness; depression; melancholy; dejection; sadness. See
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
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
gloomsbeside the way.
[This weary day] . . . at last I see it
To render gloomy or dark; to obscure; to darken.
A bow window . . .
A black yew
gloomedthe stagnant air.
To fill with gloom; to make sad, dismal, or sullen.
Such a mood as that which lately
gloomedthat parting day.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.Obscurity; partial or total darkness; thick shade; as the gloom of a forest, or the gloom of midnight.
2.Cloudiness or heaviness of mind; melancholy; aspect of sorrow. We say, the mind is sunk into gloom; a gloom overspreads the mind.
3.Darkness of prospect or aspect.
1.To be cloudy, dark or obscure.
2.To be melancholy or dejected.