Found 3 items, similar to stoop.
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n 1: an inclination of the top half of the body forward and
2: basin for holy water [syn: stoup
3: small porch or set of steps at the front entrance of a house
v 1: bend one's back forward from the waist on down; “he crouched
; “She bowed before the Queen”
; “The young man
stooped to pick up the girl's purse”
2: debase oneself morally, act in an undignified, unworthy, or
dishonorable way; “I won't stoop to reading other people's
, 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”
English → English
, n. [OE. stope, Icel. staup; akin to AS. ste['a]p,
D. stoop, G. stauf, OHG. stouph.]
A vessel of liquor; a flagon. [Written also stoup
Fetch me a stoop of liquor. --Shak.
, n. [Cf. Icel. staup a knobby lump.]
A post fixed in the earth. [Prov. Eng.]
, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Stooped
; p. pr. & vb. n.
.] [OE. stoupen; akin to AS. st?pian, OD. stuypen,
Icel. st[=u]pa, Sw. stupa to fall, to tilt. Cf 5th Steep
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.
3. To descend from rank or dignity; to condescend. “She
stoops to conquer.”
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["e]ry tour,
Two birds of gayest plume before him drove.
5. To sink when on the wing; to alight.
And stoop with closing pinions from above. --Dryden.
With blandishment, each bird stooped on his wing.
Syn: To lean; yield; submit; condescend; descend; cower;
, v. t.
1. To bend forward and downward; to bow down; as, to stoop
the body. “Have stooped my neck.”
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.
4. To degrade. [Obs.] --Shak.
, 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.]
1. The act of stooping, or bending the body forward;
inclination forward; also, an habitual bend of the back
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?
3. The fall of a bird on its prey; a swoop. --L'Estrange.