Stoop

Definition of Stoop

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.
Mighty in her ships stood Carthage long, . . .
Yet stooped to Rome, less wealthy, but more strong.
- Dryden.
These are arts, my prince,
In which your Zama does not stoop to Rome.
- Addison.
3.To descend from rank or dignity; to condescend.
Where men of great wealth stoop to husbandry, it multiplieth riches exceedingly.
- Bacon.
4.To come down as a hawk does on its prey; to pounce; to souse; to swoop.
The bird of Jove, stooped from his aëry tour,
Two birds of gayest plume before him drove.
- Milton.
5.To sink when on the wing; to alight.
And stoop with closing pinions from above.
- Dryden.
Cowering low
With blandishment, each bird stooped on his wing.
- Milton.
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.
Many of those whose states so tempt thine ears
Are stooped by death; and many left alive.
- Chapman.
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.
Can any loyal subject see
With patience such a stoop from sovereignty?
- Dryden.
3.The fall of a bird on its prey; a swoop.

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