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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

  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

  16. Origin: [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.

Anagrams for stoop »

  1. Poots

  2. Topos

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  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. Adam De L'Isle:

    I have thought too much to stoop to action.

  2. William Petit:

    I ’m appalled that anyone would stoop this low.

  3. William Wordsworth:

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

  4. Carlos A. Urbizo:

    Stoop and you'll be stepped on stand tall and you'll be shot at.

  5. Doug Larson:

    The cat could very well be man's best friend but would never stoop to admitting it.

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