What does stoop mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. stoopnoun

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

  2. stoup, stoopnoun

    basin for holy water

  3. stoop, stoepverb

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

  4. crouch, stoop, bend, bowverb

    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 oneselfverb

    debase oneself morally, act in an undignified, unworthy, or dishonorable way

    "I won't stoop to reading other people's mail"

  6. stoopverb

    descend swiftly, as if on prey

    "The eagle stooped on the mice in the field"

  7. stoopverb

    sag, bend, bend over or down

    "the rocks stooped down over the hiking path"

  8. stoopverb

    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"

Wikipedia

  1. stoop

    Stevenage ( STEE-vən-ij) is a large town and borough in Hertfordshire, England, 29 miles (47 km) north of London. Stevenage is east of junctions 7 and 8 of the A1(M), between Letchworth Garden City to the north and Welwyn Garden City to the south. In 1946, Stevenage was designated the United Kingdom's first New Town under the New Towns Act.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stoopnoun

    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. Stoopnoun

    a vessel of liquor; a flagon

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

  3. Stoopnoun

    a post fixed in the earth

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

  4. Stoopverb

    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. Stoopverb

    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. Stoopverb

    to descend from rank or dignity; to condescend

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

  7. Stoopverb

    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. Stoopverb

    to sink when on the wing; to alight

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

  9. Stoopverb

    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. Stoopverb

    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. Stoopverb

    to cause to submit; to prostrate

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

  12. Stoopverb

    to degrade

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

  13. Stoopnoun

    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. Stoopnoun

    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. Stoopnoun

    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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  1. Poots

  2. Topos

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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. Tim Scott:

    I could not believe my ears, that he would stoop so low to tell folks what they should do, how they should think and what it means to be black.

  2. Bryan Singer:

    It's sad that The Atlantic would stoop to this low standard of journalistic integrity, we feel fortunate that The Atlantic decided to work with us, and we are grateful that the piece has gone through The Atlantic's thoughtful editorial process, which included another rigorous fact-check and robust legal vetting.

  3. Jason Nichols:

    Abrams is a great example, she is firm and uncompromising in her beliefs, yet she will never stoop to the level of Trump or fall for his traps.

  4. Marian Tupy:

    Some of the anti-capitalist impulse goes back to that hunter-gatherer mentality and not comprehending the complexity of the market economy, the complexity outpaced our ability to understand it. But even those who don’t understand markets should open their eyes and acknowledge its benefits : Worldwide, wherever economic freedom is allowed, millions of people have lifted themselves out of stoop labor and miserable poverty. Of course, not everyone can reap the benefits of markets. The sick, the mentally ill and other truly helpless people need a hand. But why assume government must provide that help ? Government does n’t do anything very well. Why not let private charity handle it ? I once assumed there was too much poverty for private charity to make much of a difference. But now I realize there is plenty of money, and private charity would do much more if government did n’t discourage it. When the welfare state took over poverty relief, it crowded out.

  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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