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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

stoopstup(v.i.)

  1. to bend the head and shoulders, or the body generally, forward and downward from an erect position.

  2. to carry the head and shoulders habitually bowed forward.

  3. to descend from one's level of dignity; condescend; deign.

  4. to swoop down, as a hawk at prey.

  5. to submit; yield.

  6. (v.t.)to bend (oneself, one's head, etc.) forward and downward.

  7. Archaic. to abase, humble, or subdue.

  8. (n.)an act or instance of stooping.

  9. a stooping position or carriage of the body.

  10. a descent from dignity or superiority.

  11. a downward swoop, as of a hawk.

Origin of stoop:

bef. 900; ME stoupen (v.), OE stūpian, c. MD stūpen to bend, bow; akin to steep1

stoopstup(n.)

  1. a raised platform or porch, esp. a small porch with steps, at the entrance of a house.

    Category: Building Trades

Origin of stoop:

1745–55, Amer.; < D stoep

stoopstup(n.)

  1. Ref: stoup

Princeton's WordNet

  1. stoop(noun)

    an inclination of the top half of the body forward and downward

  2. stoup, stoop(noun)

    basin for holy water

  3. stoop, stoep(verb)

    small porch or set of steps at the front entrance of a house

  4. 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"

  5. 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"

  6. stoop(verb)

    descend swiftly, as if on prey

    "The eagle stooped on the mice in the field"

  7. stoop(verb)

    sag, bend, bend over or down

    "the rocks stooped down over the hiking path"

  8. stoop(verb)

    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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. stoop(verb)stup

    to bend slightly forward

    He stooped to avoid the low doorway.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stoop(noun)

    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

  2. Stoop(noun)

    a vessel of liquor; a flagon

  3. Stoop(noun)

    a post fixed in the earth

  4. Stoop(verb)

    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

  5. Stoop(verb)

    to yield; to submit; to bend, as by compulsion; to assume a position of humility or subjection

  6. Stoop(verb)

    to descend from rank or dignity; to condescend

  7. Stoop(verb)

    to come down as a hawk does on its prey; to pounce; to souse; to swoop

  8. Stoop(verb)

    to sink when on the wing; to alight

  9. Stoop(verb)

    to bend forward and downward; to bow down; as, to stoop the body

  10. Stoop(verb)

    to cause to incline downward; to slant; as, to stoop a cask of liquor

  11. Stoop(verb)

    to cause to submit; to prostrate

  12. Stoop(verb)

    to degrade

  13. Stoop(noun)

    the act of stooping, or bending the body forward; inclination forward; also, an habitual bend of the back and shoulders

  14. Stoop(noun)

    descent, as from dignity or superiority; condescension; an act or position of humiliation

  15. Stoop(noun)

    the fall of a bird on its prey; a swoop


Translations for stoop

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

stoop(verb)

to bend the body forward and downward

The doorway was so low that he had to stoop (his head) to go through it; She stooped down to talk to the child.

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