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English Dictionary: stoop by the DICT Development Group
7 results for stoop
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. an inclination of the top half of the body forward and downward
  2. basin for holy water
    Synonym(s): stoup, stoop
  3. small porch or set of steps at the front entrance of a house
    Synonym(s): stoop, stoep
  1. bend one's back forward from the waist on down; "he crouched down"; "She bowed before the Queen"; "The young man stooped to pick up the girl's purse"
    Synonym(s): crouch, stoop, bend, bow
  2. debase oneself morally, act in an undignified, unworthy, or dishonorable way; "I won't stoop to reading other people's mail"
    Synonym(s): condescend, stoop, lower oneself
  3. descend swiftly, as if on prey; "The eagle stooped on the mice in the field"
  4. sag, bend, bend over or down; "the rocks stooped down over the hiking path"
  5. carry oneself, often habitually, with head, shoulders, and upper back bent forward; "The old man was stooping but he could walk around without a cane"
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Stoop \Stoop\, v. t.
      1. To bend forward and downward; to bow down; as, to stoop
            the body. [bd]Have stooped my neck.[b8] --Shak.
      2. To cause to incline downward; to slant; as, to stoop a
            cask of liquor.
      3. To cause to submit; to prostrate. [Obs.]
                     Many of those whose states so tempt thine ears Are
                     stooped by death; and many left alive. --Chapman.
      4. To degrade. [Obs.] --Shak.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Stoop \Stoop\, n. [OE. stope, Icel. staup; akin to AS. ste[a0]p,
      D. stoop, G. stauf, OHG. stouph.]
      A vessel of liquor; a flagon. [Written also {stoup}.]
               Fetch me a stoop of liquor.                     --Shak.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Stoop \Stoop\, n. [Cf. Icel. staup a knobby lump.]
      A post fixed in the earth. [Prov. Eng.]

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Stoop \Stoop\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Stooped}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      {Stooping}.] [OE. stoupen; akin to AS. st[?]pian, OD.
      stuypen, Icel. st[umac]pa, Sw. stupa to fall, to tilt. Cf 5th
      1. To bend the upper part of the body downward and forward;
            to bend or lean forward; to incline forward in standing or
            walking; to assume habitually a bent position.
      2. To yield; to submit; to bend, as by compulsion; to assume
            a position of humility or subjection.
                     Mighty in her ships stood Carthage long, . . . Yet
                     stooped to Rome, less wealthy, but more strong.
                     These are arts, my prince, In which your Zama does
                     not stoop to Rome.                              --Addison.
      3. To descend from rank or dignity; to condescend. [bd]She
            stoops to conquer.[b8] --Goldsmith.
                     Where men of great wealth stoop to husbandry, it
                     multiplieth riches exceedingly.         --Bacon.
      4. To come down as a hawk does on its prey; to pounce; to
            souse; to swoop.
                     The bird of Jove, stooped from his a[89]ry tour, Two
                     birds of gayest plume before him drove. --Milton.
      5. To sink when on the wing; to alight.
                     And stoop with closing pinions from above. --Dryden.
                     Cowering low With blandishment, each bird stooped on
                     his wing.                                          --Milton.
      Syn: To lean; yield; submit; condescend; descend; cower;

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Stoop \Stoop\, n. [D. stoep.] (Arch.)
      Originally, a covered porch with seats, at a house door; the
      Dutch stoep as introduced by the Dutch into New York.
      Afterward, an out-of-door flight of stairs of from seven to
      fourteen steps, with platform and parapets, leading to an
      entrance door some distance above the street; the French
      perron. Hence, any porch, platform, entrance stairway, or
      small veranda, at a house door. [U. S.]

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Stoop \Stoop\, n.
      1. The act of stooping, or bending the body forward;
            inclination forward; also, an habitual bend of the back
            and shoulders.
      2. Descent, as from dignity or superiority; condescension; an
            act or position of humiliation.
                     Can any loyal subject see With patience such a stoop
                     from sovereignty?                              --Dryden.
      3. The fall of a bird on its prey; a swoop. --L'Estrange.
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