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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sag, droopverb

    a shape that sags

    "there was a sag in the chair seat"

  2. sag, droop, swag, flagverb

    droop, sink, or settle from or as if from pressure or loss of tautness

  3. droop, lollverb

    hang loosely or laxly

    "His tongue lolled"

  4. wilt, droopverb

    become limp

    "The flowers wilted"


  1. droopnoun

    something which is limp or sagging; a condition or posture of drooping

    He walked with a discouraged droop.

    Etymology: From droupen, from drúpa.

  2. droopverb

    To sink or hang downward; to sag.

    I'm not handsome in the classical sense. The eyes droop, the mouth is crooked, the teeth aren't straight, the voice sounds like a Mafioso pallbearer, but somehow it all works. uE000160831uE001 William Wordsworth

    Etymology: From droupen, from drúpa.

  3. droopverb

    To slowly become limp; to bend gradually.

    Etymology: From droupen, from drúpa.

  4. droopverb

    To lose all enthusiasm or happiness.

    Etymology: From droupen, from drúpa.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Droopverb

    to hang bending downward; to sink or hang down, as an animal, plant, etc., from physical inability or exhaustion, want of nourishment, or the like

    Etymology: [Icel. drpa; akin to E. drop. See Drop.]

  2. Droopverb

    to grow weak or faint with disappointment, grief, or like causes; to be dispirited or depressed; to languish; as, her spirits drooped

    Etymology: [Icel. drpa; akin to E. drop. See Drop.]

  3. Droopverb

    to proceed downward, or toward a close; to decline

    Etymology: [Icel. drpa; akin to E. drop. See Drop.]

  4. Droopverb

    to let droop or sink

    Etymology: [Icel. drpa; akin to E. drop. See Drop.]

  5. Droopnoun

    a drooping; as, a droop of the eye

    Etymology: [Icel. drpa; akin to E. drop. See Drop.]


  1. Droop

    Droop is an unincorporated community in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, in the Greenbrier River Valley. The town is most famous for Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park, site of West Virginia's last significant Civil War battle. The Civilian Conservation Corps constructed the park's trails and buildings in the 1930s, as part of Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal legislation. Today, a small museum on the park grounds houses Civil War artifacts and discusses the park's CCC history. Bi-annually, the West Virginia Reenactors Association reenacts the Droop Mountain battle. ⁕ Snowy Day at Droop Mountain ⁕ Overlook at the Park

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Droop

    drōōp, v.i. to sink or hang down: to grow weak or faint: to decline.—v.t. to let sink.—n. a drooping position.—adv. Droop′ingly, in a drooping manner. [Ice. drúpa, to droop. See Drop.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. droop

    When a line diverges from a parallel or a curve. It is also a name generally used to the courses, but sometimes given to the depth of the square sails in general; as, "Her main top-sail drops seventeen yards." The depth of a sail from head to foot amidships.--To drop anchor is simply to anchor:--underfoot, in calms, a kedge or stream is dropped to prevent drift.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of droop in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of droop in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of droop in a Sentence

  1. Macneile Dixon:

    Ideas, like individuals, live and die. They flourish, according to their nature, in one soil or climate and droop in another. They are the vegetation of the mental world.

  2. William Wordsworth:

    When from our better selves we have too long been parted by the hurrying world, and droop. Sick of its business, of its pleasures tired, how gracious, how benign in solitude.

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  • отслабвам, клюмвам, свеждам, унивамBulgarian
  • zplihlost, zplihnout, ohýbat se, svěšovat se, klesat na duchu, sklesnout, sklánět se, pokleslost, skleslostCzech
  • velkiEsperanto
  • inclinarseSpanish
  • nuukahtaa, nuupahtaa, väsähtää, kuihtua, roikkuaFinnish
  • pendereItalian
  • tatao, raupekaMāori
  • inclinaçãoPortuguese
  • свисать, склоняться, падать духомRussian
  • slokaSwedish

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