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Meaning of DROOP

Pronunciation:  droop

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a shape that sags; "there was a sag in the chair seat"
  2. [v]  become limp; "The flowers wilted"
  3. [v]  droop, sink, or settle from or as if from pressure or loss of tautness
  4. [v]  hang loosely or laxly; "His tongue lolled"
 

DROOP is a 5 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: flag, loll, sag, sag, swag, wilt
 
 See Also: bag, crumble, dangle, decay, delapidate, depression, drop, drop, drop down, impression, imprint, sink, slouch, slump, swing

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \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.
    
    
  2. \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.
    
    
  3. \Droop\, n.
    A drooping; as, a droop of the eye.
    
    
 
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