- The definition of loam is rich soil with clay, organic matter and sand.
An example of loam is a rich dark soil used for planting.
- Loam is defined as to add rich soil to dirt.
An example of loam is to add rich soil over existing dirt to prepare a yard for planting a lawn.
A handful of loam.
- a rich soil composed of clay, sand, and some organic matter
- a mixture of moistened clay, sand, and some organic matter, as straw, used in plastering, making foundry molds, etc.
- popularly any rich, dark soil
Origin of loamMiddle English lome ; from Old English lam: see lime
- Soil composed of a mixture of sand, clay, silt, and organic matter.
- A mixture of moist clay and sand, and often straw, used especially in making bricks and foundry molds.
transitive verbloamed, loam·ing, loams
Origin of loamMiddle English lam, lom, clay, from Old English lām; see lei- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present loams, present participle loaming, simple past and past participle loamed)
- To cover, smear, or fill with loam.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
From Old English lÄm.