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Definitions of stoop

  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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. debase oneself morally, act in an undignified, unworthy, or dishonorable way; "I won't stoop to reading other people's mail" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. small porch or set of steps at the front entrance of a house Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. an inclination of the top half of the body forward and downward Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. basin for holy water Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. sag, bend, bend over or down; "the rocks stooped down over the hiking path" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. descend swiftly, as if on prey; "The eagle stooped on the mice in the field" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. Condescension. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. To degrade. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  12. A vessel of liquor; a flagon. Newage Dictionary DB
  13. A post fixed in the earth. Newage Dictionary DB
  14. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  15. To yield; to submit; to bend, as by compulsion; to assume a position of humility or subjection. Newage Dictionary DB
  16. To descend from rank or dignity; to condescend. Newage Dictionary DB
  17. To come down as a hawk does on its prey; to pounce; to souse; to swoop. Newage Dictionary DB
  18. To sink when on the wing; to alight. Newage Dictionary DB
  19. To bend forward and downward; to bow down; as, to stoop the body. Newage Dictionary DB
  20. To cause to incline downward; to slant; as, to stoop a cask of liquor. Newage Dictionary DB
  21. To cause to submit; to prostrate. Newage Dictionary DB
  22. The act of stooping, or bending the body forward; inclination forward; also, an habitual bend of the back and shoulders. Newage Dictionary DB
  23. Descent, as from dignity or superiority; condescension; an act or position of humiliation. Newage Dictionary DB
  24. The fall of a bird on its prey; a swoop. Newage Dictionary DB
  25. To bend the body downward and forward; descend from rank or dignity; submit; yield. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  26. To bend (the body) downward and forward. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  27. Habitual forward bend of head and shoulders; descent from dignity; stairway, veranda, or porch with seats. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  28. To bend the body: to lean forward: to submit: to descend from rank or dignity: to condescend: to swoop down on the wing, as a bird of prey. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  29. To cause to incline downward. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  30. The act of stooping: inclination forward: descent: condescension: a swoop. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  31. A pillar. Quarles. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  32. A vessel of liquor; as, a stoop of wine or ale. "A stoop of wine."-Shak. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  33. The steps at the entrance of a house: door-steps: also a porch with a balustrade and seats on the sides. "Nearly all the houses were built with their gables to the street, and each had heavy wooden Dutch stoops, with seats at the door."-J. F. Cooper. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  34. Act of stooping; forward inclination. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  35. To bend the body forward; condescend; yield; swoop down on the wing. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  36. To bend or lean forward; bow, or be bowed down. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  37. To bring or come down from dignity or rank; condescend. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  38. To swoop. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  39. An act of stooping. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  40. A swoop. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  41. An uncovered platform at the door of a house; a porch; veranda. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  42. Act of stooping; condescension; swoop. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  43. A vessel of liquor. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  44. To bow down; to cause to incline downward. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  45. To bend down or incline the body; to yield; to submit; to condescend; to be inferior; to swoop down; to alight; to sink to a lower place. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  46. To bend the body forwards; to lean forwards in standing or walking; to cause to incline downwards; to yield; to submit; to condescend; to acknowledge inferiority; to come down on its prey, as a hawk. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  47. Inclination forwards; condescension; in Scot., a post fixed in the earth, or a prop. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  48. st[=oo]p, v.i. to bend the body: to lean forward: to submit: to descend from rank or dignity: to condescend: to swoop down on the wing, as a bird of prey.--v.t. to cause to incline downward.--n. the act of stooping: inclination forward: descent: condescension: a swoop.--adj. STOOPED, having a stoop, bent.--n. STOOP'ER, one who stoops.--p.adj. STOOP'ING.--adv. STOOP'INGLY. [A.S. stúpian; Old Dut. stuypen, Ice. stúpa.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  49. st[=oo]p, n. (Shak.) a vessel of liquor, a flagon: liquor for drinking: a basin for holy water. [A.S. stoppa, a cup--steáp, a cup; Low Ger. stoop.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  50. st[=oo]p, n. an open platform before the entrance of a house. [Dut. stoep.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  51. st[=oo]p, n. a prop, support, a patron. gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  52. Bring one\'s head nearer the ground by bending down from standing position, (fig.) deign or condescend to do, descend or lower oneself to some conduct; carry one\'s head& shoulders bowed forward, whence stoopingly adv.; (of hawk &c., & transf.; archaic, poet.) swoop, pounce; incline (head, neck, shoulders, back) forward& down. (N.) stooping carriage of body; (archaic) swoop of hawk &c. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  53. =STOUP. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  54. n. Act of stooping ;-descent from dignity or superiority ; condescension ; - the fall of a bird on its prey ; a swoop. Cabinet Dictionary
  55. n. [Dutch] The steps of a door ; a verandah or a porch [American] ;-also, a stake or lost; especially, the post of a bed ;-figuratively, support ; pillar ; chief promoter of an enterprise or cause. Cabinet Dictionary
  56. n. [Anglo-Saxon, Dutch] A vessel of liquor ; a flagon ; a stoup. [Scottish] Cabinet Dictionary

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