an inclination of the top half of the body forward and downward
basin for holy water
small porch or set of steps at the front entrance of a house
crouch, stoop, bend, bow(verb)
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"
condescend, stoop, lower oneself(verb)
debase oneself morally, act in an undignified, unworthy, or dishonorable way
"I won't stoop to reading other people's mail"
descend swiftly, as if on prey
"The eagle stooped on the mice in the field"
sag, bend, bend over or down
"the rocks stooped down over the hiking path"
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"
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
a vessel of liquor; a flagon
a post fixed in the earth
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
to yield; to submit; to bend, as by compulsion; to assume a position of humility or subjection
to descend from rank or dignity; to condescend
to come down as a hawk does on its prey; to pounce; to souse; to swoop
to sink when on the wing; to alight
to bend forward and downward; to bow down; as, to stoop the body
to cause to incline downward; to slant; as, to stoop a cask of liquor
to cause to submit; to prostrate
the act of stooping, or bending the body forward; inclination forward; also, an habitual bend of the back and shoulders
descent, as from dignity or superiority; condescension; an act or position of humiliation
the fall of a bird on its prey; a swoop
Origin: [OE. stope, Icel. staup; akin to AS. step, D. stoop, G. stauf, OHG. stouph.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
stōōp, 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.]
stōōp, 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.]
stōōp, n. an open platform before the entrance of a house. [Dut. stoep.]
stōōp, n. a prop, support, a patron.
The numerical value of stoop in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of stoop in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I have thought too much to stoop to action.
I ’m appalled that anyone would stoop this low.
Wisdom is ofttimes nearer when we stoop Than when we soar.
Stoop and you'll be stepped on stand tall and you'll be shot at.
The cat could very well be man's best friend but would never stoop to admitting it.
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Translations for stoop
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- bücken, beugenGerman
- agacharse, porche, zaguán, rebajarse, pórticoSpanish
- خم شدنPersian
- kumartua, alentua, kuisti, kumara, syöksyäFinnish
- pencher, perron, piqué, baisserFrench
- crom, lùbScottish Gaelic
- lehajol, meghajol, lecsapHungarian
- pianerottolo, caposcala, ballatoio, ripianoItalian
- béckenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- tūpou, tāpapa, taituku, nāupe, whararaMāori
- нагибаться, наклониться, опускаться, унижаться, крыльцо, веранда, нагнуться, наклоняться, падатьRussian
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