Stoop
Stoop Stoop, n. 1. The act of stooping, or bending the body forward; inclination forward; also, an habitual bend of the back and shoulders. [1913 Webster]

2. Descent, as from dignity or superiority; condescension; an act or position of humiliation. [1913 Webster]

Can any loyal subject see With patience such a stoop from sovereignty? --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

3. The fall of a bird on its prey; a swoop. --L'Estrange. [1913 Webster]


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  • stoop — {vb Stoop, condescend, deign can mean to descend below the level (as in rank or dignity) where one belongs or thinks he belongs to do something. Stoop implies a descent not only in rank or dignity but also, and more often, from a relatively high… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Stoop — Stoop, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Stooped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Stooping}.] [OE. stoupen; akin to AS. st?pian, OD. stuypen, Icel. st[=u]pa, Sw. stupa to fall, to tilt. Cf 5th {Steep}.] 1. To bend the upper part of the body downward and forward; to bend or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stoop — Stoop, n. [OE. stope, Icel. staup; akin to AS. ste[ a]p, D. stoop, G. stauf, OHG. stouph.] A vessel of liquor; a flagon. [Written also {stoup}.] [1913 Webster] Fetch me a stoop of liquor. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stoop — Stoop, v. t. 1. To bend forward and downward; to bow down; as, to stoop the body. Have stooped my neck. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To cause to incline downward; to slant; as, to stoop a cask of liquor. [1913 Webster] 3. To cause to submit; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stoop — may refer to:* Adrian Stoop (1883 1957), English naturalised rugby union player * Urban stoop, a small staircase or porch * to bend over forward, such as to pick something up * a mild form of kyphosis * the high speed attack dive of a bird of… …   Wikipedia

  • Stoop — ist der Name folgender Personen: Dé Stoop (1919–2007), niederländischer Unternehmer und Sportmanager Lukas Stoop (* 1990), schweizer Eishockeyspieler Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit demsel …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • stoop — [n] slouched posture droop, round shoulders, sag, slouch, slump; concept 757 Ant. straightening stoop [v1] bow down be bowed, bend, be servile, bow, cringe, crouch, descend, dip, duck, hunch, incline, kneel, lean, relax, sink, slant, squat;… …   New thesaurus

  • Stoop — Stoop, n. [Cf. Icel. staup a knobby lump.] A post fixed in the earth. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stoop — Stoop, n. [D. stoep.] (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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stoop —   [stoːp], Dirck, auch Thierry und Theodorus Rodríguez [rrɔ ȓriɣɛθ], niederländischer Maler und Radierer, * Utrecht um 1618, ✝ ebenda 1686; wohl 1635 45 in Italien tätig, 1647 52 in Utrecht, 1661 62 in Portugal, 1662 65 in England. Stoop gehört… …   Universal-Lexikon

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