4. To degrade. [Obs.] Shak.
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 seeDryden.
With patience such a stoop from sovereignty?
3. The fall of a bird on its prey; a swoop. L'Estrange.
(Stoop"er) n. One who stoops.
(Stoop"ing), a. & n. from Stoop. Stoop"ing*ly, adv.
(Stoor) v. i. [Cf. D. storen to disturb. Cf. Stir.] To rise in clouds, as dust. [Prov. Eng.]
(Stoor Stor) , a. [AS. stor; akin to LG. stur, Icel. storr.] Strong; powerful; hardy; bold; audacious.
[Obs. or Scot.]
O stronge lady stoor, what doest thou?Chaucer.
(Stop) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stopped ; p. pr. & vb. n. Stopping.] [OE. stoppen, AS. stoppian
(in comp.); akin to LG. & D. stoppen, G. stopfen, Icel. stoppa, Sw. stoppa, Dan. stoppe; all probably
fr. LL. stopare, stupare, fr. L. stuppa the coarse part of flax, tow, oakum. Cf. Estop, Stuff, Stupe a
1. To close, as an aperture, by filling or by obstructing; as, to stop the ears; hence, to stanch, as a wound.
2. To obstruct; to render impassable; as, to stop a way, road, or passage.
3. To arrest the progress of; to hinder; to impede; to shut in; as, to stop a traveler; to stop the course of a
stream, or a flow of blood.
4. To hinder from acting or moving; to prevent the effect or efficiency of; to cause to cease; to repress; to
restrain; to suppress; to interrupt; to suspend; as, to stop the execution of a decree, the progress of vice,
the approaches of old age or infirmity.
Whose disposition all the world well knowsShak.
Will not be rubbed nor stopped.
5. (Mus.) To regulate the sounds of, as musical strings, by pressing them against the finger board with
the finger, or by shortening in any way the vibrating part.
6. To point, as a composition; to punctuate. [R.]
If his sentences were properly stopped.Landor.
7. (Naut.) To make fast; to stopper.
Syn. To obstruct; hinder; impede; repress; suppress; restrain; discontinue; delay; interrupt.
To stop off (Founding), to fill (a part of a mold) with sand, where a part of the cavity left by the pattern
is not wanted for the casting. To stop the mouth. See under Mouth.