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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Droop  \Droop\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Drooped};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Drooping}.]  [Icel.  dr?pa;  akin  to  E.  drop.  See  {Drop}.] 
  1.  To  hang  bending  downward;  to  sink  or  hang  down  as  an 
  animal,  plant,  etc.,  from  physical  inability  or 
  exhaustion,  want  of  nourishment,  or  the  like  ``The  purple 
  flowers  droop.''  ``Above  her  drooped  a  lamp.''  --Tennyson. 
 
  I  saw  him  ten  days  before  he  died,  and  observed  he 
  began  very  much  to  droop  and  languish.  --Swift. 
 
  2.  To  grow  weak  or  faint  with  disappointment,  grief,  or  like 
  causes;  to  be  dispirited  or  depressed;  to  languish;  as 
  her  spirits  drooped. 
 
  I'll  animate  the  soldier's  drooping  courage. 
  --Addison. 
 
  3.  To  proceed  downward,  or  toward  a  close  to  decline  ``Then 
  day  drooped.''  --Tennyson. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Droop  \Droop\,  v.  t. 
  To  let  droop  or  sink.  [R.]  --M.  Arnold. 
 
  Like  to  a  withered  vine  That  droops  his  sapless 
  branches  to  the  ground.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Droop  \Droop\,  n. 
  A  drooping;  as  a  droop  of  the  eye. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  droop 
  n  :  a  shape  that  sags;  "there  was  a  sag  in  the  chair  seat"  [syn: 
  {sag}] 
  v  1:  droop,  sink,  or  settle  from  or  as  if  from  pressure  or  loss 
  of  tautness  [syn:  {sag},  {swag},  {flag}] 
  2:  hang  loosely  or  laxly;  "His  tongue  lolled"  [syn:  {loll}] 
  3:  become  limp;  "The  flowers  wilted"  [syn:  {wilt}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Droop,  WV 
  Zip  code(s):  24946 




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