1. (n.) Originally, a covered porch with seats, at a house door; the Dutch step 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.

2. (n.) A vessel of liquor; a flagon.

3. (n.) A post fixed in the earth.

4. (v. i.) 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.

5. (v. i.) To yield; to submit; to bend, as by compulsion; to assume a position of humility or subjection.

6. (v. i.) To descend from rank or dignity; to condescend.

7. (v. i.) To come down as a hawk does on its prey; to pounce; to souse; to swoop.

8. (v. i.) To sink when on the wing; to alight.

9. (v. t.) To bend forward and downward; to bow down; as, to stoop the body.

10. (v. t.) To cause to incline downward; to slant; as, to stoop a cask of liquor.

11. (v. t.) To cause to submit; to prostrate.

12. (v. t.) To degrade.

13. (n.) The act of stooping, or bending the body forward; inclination forward; also, an habitual bend of the back and shoulders.

14. (n.) Descent, as from dignity or superiority; condescension; an act or position of humiliation.

15. (n.) The fall of a bird on its prey; a swoop.

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