n.1.(Arch.) 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.
1.A vessel of liquor; a flagon.
Fetch me a stoop of liquor.
- Shak.
1.A post fixed in the earth.
v. i.1.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.
[imp. & p. p. Stooped ; p. pr. & vb. n. Stooping.]
2.To yield; to submit; to bend, as by compulsion; to assume a position of humility or subjection.
3.To descend from rank or dignity; to condescend.
4.To come down as a hawk does on its prey; to pounce; to souse; to swoop.
5.To sink when on the wing; to alight.
And stoop with closing pinions from above.
- Dryden.
v. t.1.To bend forward and downward; to bow down; as, to stoop the body.
2.To cause to incline downward; to slant; as, to stoop a cask of liquor.
3.To cause to submit; to prostrate.
4.To degrade.
n.1.The act of stooping, or bending the body forward; inclination forward; also, an habitual bend of the back and shoulders.
2.Descent, as from dignity or superiority; condescension; an act or position of humiliation.
3.The fall of a bird on its prey; a swoop.
Noun1.stoop - an inclination of the top half of the body forward and downward
2.stoop - basin for holy water
Synonyms: stoup
3.stoop - small porch or set of steps at the front entrance of a house
Synonyms: stoep
Verb1.stoop - 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"
Synonyms: crouch, bend, bow
2.stoop - debase oneself morally, act in an undignified, unworthy, or dishonorable way; "I won't stoop to reading other people's mail"
3.stoop - descend swiftly, as if on prey; "The eagle stooped on the mice in the field"
4.stoop - sag, bend, bend over or down; "the rocks stooped down over the hiking path"
5.stoop - 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"
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Translate Stoop to German, Translate Stoop to French
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