What does stoop mean?

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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"

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

    Etymology: [OE. stope, Icel. staup; akin to AS. step, D. stoop, G. stauf, OHG. stouph.]

  2. Stoop(noun)

    a vessel of liquor; a flagon

    Etymology: [OE. stope, Icel. staup; akin to AS. step, D. stoop, G. stauf, OHG. stouph.]

  3. Stoop(noun)

    a post fixed in the earth

    Etymology: [OE. stope, Icel. staup; akin to AS. step, D. stoop, G. stauf, OHG. stouph.]

  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

    Etymology: [OE. stope, Icel. staup; akin to AS. step, D. stoop, G. stauf, OHG. stouph.]

  5. Stoop(verb)

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

    Etymology: [OE. stope, Icel. staup; akin to AS. step, D. stoop, G. stauf, OHG. stouph.]

  6. Stoop(verb)

    to descend from rank or dignity; to condescend

    Etymology: [OE. stope, Icel. staup; akin to AS. step, D. stoop, G. stauf, OHG. stouph.]

  7. Stoop(verb)

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

    Etymology: [OE. stope, Icel. staup; akin to AS. step, D. stoop, G. stauf, OHG. stouph.]

  8. Stoop(verb)

    to sink when on the wing; to alight

    Etymology: [OE. stope, Icel. staup; akin to AS. step, D. stoop, G. stauf, OHG. stouph.]

  9. Stoop(verb)

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

    Etymology: [OE. stope, Icel. staup; akin to AS. step, D. stoop, G. stauf, OHG. stouph.]

  10. Stoop(verb)

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

    Etymology: [OE. stope, Icel. staup; akin to AS. step, D. stoop, G. stauf, OHG. stouph.]

  11. Stoop(verb)

    to cause to submit; to prostrate

    Etymology: [OE. stope, Icel. staup; akin to AS. step, D. stoop, G. stauf, OHG. stouph.]

  12. Stoop(verb)

    to degrade

    Etymology: [OE. stope, Icel. staup; akin to AS. step, D. stoop, G. stauf, OHG. stouph.]

  13. Stoop(noun)

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

    Etymology: [OE. stope, Icel. staup; akin to AS. step, D. stoop, G. stauf, OHG. stouph.]

  14. Stoop(noun)

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

    Etymology: [OE. stope, Icel. staup; akin to AS. step, D. stoop, G. stauf, OHG. stouph.]

  15. Stoop(noun)

    the fall of a bird on its prey; a swoop

    Etymology: [OE. stope, Icel. staup; akin to AS. step, D. stoop, G. stauf, OHG. stouph.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Stoop

    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.]

  2. Stoop

    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.]

  3. Stoop

    stōōp, n. an open platform before the entrance of a house. [Dut. stoep.]

  4. Stoop

    stōōp, n. a prop, support, a patron.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stoop in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stoop in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of stoop in a Sentence

  1. Albert Watkins:

    My clients didnt sit on their front stoop with guns. ... No firearms were on them at the time that they, were, as property owners standing in front of their home, it was not until they basically were in a position of seeing and observingviolence, recklessness, lawbreaking, and knowing that the police were not going to be doing anything.

  2. Bryan Singer:

    The last time I posted about this subject, Esquire magazine was preparing to publish an article written by a homophobic journalist who has a bizarre obsession with me dating back to 1997, after careful fact-checking and, in consideration of the lack of credible sources, Esquire chose not to publish this piece of vendetta journalism. That didn't stop this writer from selling it to The Atlantic. It's sad that The Atlantic would stoop to this low standard of journalistic integrity.

  3. William Wordsworth:

    Wisdom is ofttimes nearer when we stoop Than when we soar.

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    One of the commonalities between many movies that come from Asian subcontinent is their strange and distasteful sense of humor to make fun of disabled, fat, ugly and less fortunate people , in general. It's a shocking observation that is truly disturbing, when you thin about it. Making fun of fat people won't make anybody any thinner, likewise making fun of ugly people won't make them any prettier either. Also, making fun of unsuccessful people won't necessarily make the mocker more successful. So why movie-makers and actors stoop to such low level of humor? It's best to leave those fellow human beings in the hands of the Sureme Power who created them. And the hard-hearted movie-makers and actors should, instead of making fun of people, work on improving themselves. We all are God's Children, and we must treat each other with respect and dignity.

  5. George Burns:

    You know you're getting old when you stoop to tie your shoelaces and wonder what else you could do while you're down there.

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