Definition of Droop

1. Noun. A shape that sags. "There was a sag in the chair seat"

Exact synonyms: Sag
Generic synonyms: Depression, Impression, Imprint
Derivative terms: Droopy, Sag, Sag

2. Verb. Droop, sink, or settle from or as if from pressure or loss of tautness. "There droop some children in the rocking chair"
Exact synonyms: Flag, Sag, Swag
Generic synonyms: Drop, Drop Down, Sink
Specialized synonyms: Slouch, Slump, Bag
Derivative terms: Sag

3. Verb. Hang loosely or laxly. "There droop some children in the rocking chair"; "His tongue lolled"
Exact synonyms: Loll
Generic synonyms: Dangle, Drop, Swing

4. Verb. Become limp. "The flowers wilted"
Exact synonyms: Wilt
Generic synonyms: Crumble, Decay, Dilapidate
Derivative terms: Wilt, Wilting

Definition of Droop

1. v. i. 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.

2. v. t. To let droop or sink.

3. n. A drooping; as, a droop of the eye.

Definition of Droop

1. Verb. (intransitive) To sink or hang downward; to sag. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) To slowly become limp; to bend gradually. ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive) To lose all enthusiasm or happiness. ¹

4. Noun. something which is limp or sagging; a condition or posture of drooping ¹

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Definition of Droop

1. to hang downward [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Droop

1. 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." "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." Origin: Icel. Drpa; akin to E. Drop. See Drop. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Droop

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droop (current term)
drooping brome
drooping juniper
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Literary usage of Droop

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1. The Iliad of Homer by Homer, John Graham Cordery (1871)
"Why droop ye ... ev'n as fawns That with a flight exhausted o'er the plain droop at the last, all strength within them gone; 300 So droop ye, ..."

2. Introduction to the Mathematical Theory of the Stress and Strain of Elastic by Benjamin Williamson (1894)
"For any Thus, if 8 be the droop, we have by (24), for a uniformly loaded beam, 8-*5?-*^F- (27) tt . . wa' , Waz Also, if a be the slope at A, we get by (22) ..."

3. Color-names and Their Congeners: A Semasiological Investigation by Francis Asbury Wood (1902)
"Like the above are words for 'dim-sighted, blind' and 'dim, dark' from such meanings as 'bend down, sink, droop, drowse' or 'rub, press, press together, ..."

4. Southern History of the War by Edward Alfred Pollard (1865)
"BATTLE OF droop MOUNTAIN.—The Enemy Baffled.—Averill's Great December Raid.—The Pursuit.—THE NORTH CAROLINA SWAMPS.—The Negro Banditti in the Swamps. ..."

5. Songs for the Sanctuary: Or, Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship by Charles S. Robinson (1874)
"Keep no longer at a distance, Shine upon us from on high, Lest, for want of thine assistance, Every plant should droop and die. 2 Once, O Lord, ..."

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