Definitions for: Droop

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

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

3. To proceed downward, or toward a close; to decline. ``Then
day drooped.'' --Tennyson.

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.

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

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

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