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  7  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Stoop  \Stoop\,  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.  --L'Estrange. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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  lean  forward;  to  incline  forward  in  standing  or 
  walking;  to  assume  habitually  a  bent  position. 
  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. 
  These  are  arts,  my  prince,  In  which  your  Zama  does 
  not  stoop  to  Rome.  --Addison. 
  3.  To  descend  from  rank  or  dignity;  to  condescend.  ``She 
  stoops  to  conquer.''  --Goldsmith. 
  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  a["e]ry  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. 
  Syn:  To  lean;  yield;  submit;  condescend;  descend;  cower; 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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  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.  [U.  S.] 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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}.] 
  Fetch  me  a  stoop  of  liquor.  --Shak. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Stoop  \Stoop\,  n.  [Cf.  Icel.  staup  a  knobby  lump.] 
  A  post  fixed  in  the  earth.  [Prov.  Eng.] 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Stoop  \Stoop\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  bend  forward  and  downward;  to  bow  down  as  to  stoop 
  the  body.  ``Have  stooped  my  neck.''  --Shak. 
  2.  To  cause  to  incline  downward;  to  slant;  as  to  stoop  a 
  cask  of  liquor. 
  3.  To  cause  to  submit;  to  prostrate.  [Obs.] 
  Many  of  those  whose  states  so  tempt  thine  ears  Are 
  stooped  by  death;  and  many  left  alive.  --Chapman. 
  4.  To  degrade.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  an  inclination  of  the  top  half  of  the  body  forward  and 
  2:  basin  for  holy  water  [syn:  {stoup}] 
  3:  small  porch  or  set  of  steps  at  the  front  entrance  of  a  house 
  [syn:  {stoep}] 
  v  1:  bend  one's  back  as  in  fear  or  deference;  "he  crouched  down"; 
  "She  bowed  before  the  Queen"  [syn:  {crouch},  {bend},  {bow}] 
  2:  act  in  an  undignified  or  dishonorable  way  "I  won't  stoop  to 
  this"  [syn:  {condescend},  {lower  oneself}] 
  3:  to  sink  in  status  or  dignity,  or  worsen  in  condition  [syn:  {descend}] 

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