Definitions of stoop

  1. To bend down or incline the body; to yield; to submit; to condescend; to be inferior; to swoop down; to alight; to sink to a lower place.
  2. To bend or lean forward; bow, or be bowed down.
  3. To bring or come down from dignity or rank; condescend.
  4. To swoop.
  5. To degrade.
  6. To bend ( the body) downward and forward.
  7. To cause to incline downward.
  8. To bend the body downward and forward; descend from rank or dignity; submit; yield.
  9. 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.
  10. To bend the body forward; condescend; yield; swoop down on the wing.
  11. debase oneself morally, act in an undignified, unworthy, or dishonorable way; " I won't stoop to reading other people's mail"
  12. 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"
  13. sag, bend, bend over or down; " the rocks stooped down over the hiking path"
  14. descend swiftly, as if on prey; " The eagle stooped on the mice in the field"
  15. To bow down; to cause to incline downward.
  16. To bend the body forwards; to lean forwards in standing or walking; to cause to incline downwards; to yield; to submit; to condescend; to acknowledge inferiority; to come down on its prey, as a hawk.
  17. 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.
  18. A vessel of liquor; a flagon.
  19. A post fixed in the earth.
  20. 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.
  21. To yield; to submit; to bend, as by compulsion; to assume a position of humility or subjection.
  22. To descend from rank or dignity; to condescend.
  23. To come down as a hawk does on its prey; to pounce; to souse; to swoop.
  24. To sink when on the wing; to alight.
  25. To bend forward and downward; to bow down; as, to stoop the body.
  26. To cause to incline downward; to slant; as, to stoop a cask of liquor.
  27. To cause to submit; to prostrate.
  28. The act of stooping, or bending the body forward; inclination forward; also, an habitual bend of the back and shoulders.
  29. Descent, as from dignity or superiority; condescension; an act or position of humiliation.
  30. The fall of a bird on its prey; a swoop.
  31. Habitual forward bend of head and shoulders; descent from dignity; stairway, veranda, or porch with seats.
  32. The act of stooping: inclination forward: descent: condescension: a swoop.
  33. A pillar. Quarles.
  34. A vessel of liquor; as, a stoop of wine or ale. " A stoop of wine."- Shak.
  35. The steps at the entrance of a house: door- steps: also a porch with a balustrade and seats on the sides. " Nearly all the houses were built with their gables to the street, and each had heavy wooden Dutch stoops, with seats at the door."- J. F. Cooper.
  36. Act of stooping; forward inclination.
  37. An act of stooping.
  38. A swoop.
  39. An uncovered platform at the door of a house; a porch; veranda.
  40. Act of stooping; condescension; swoop.
  41. A vessel of liquor.
  42. Inclination forwards; condescension; in Scot., a post fixed in the earth, or a prop.