from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To bend or hang downward: "His mouth drooped sadly, pulled down, no doubt, by the plump weight of his jowls” ( Gore Vidal).
- intransitive v. To bend or sag gradually: flowers drooping in the midday heat.
- intransitive v. To sag in dejection or exhaustion: drooped from lack of sleep.
- transitive v. To let bend or hang down: "He drooped his body over the rail” ( Norman Mailer).
- n. The act or condition of drooping.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To sink or hang downward; to sag.
- v. To slowly become limp; to bend gradually.
- v. To lose all enthusiasm or happiness.
- n. something which is limp or sagging; a condition or posture of drooping
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. 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.
- intransitive v. To grow weak or faint with disappointment, grief, or like causes; to be dispirited or depressed; to languish.
- intransitive v. To proceed downward, or toward a close; to decline.
- transitive v. To let droop or sink.
- n. A drooping.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To sink or hang down; bend or hang downward, as from weakness or exhaustion.
- To languish from grief or other cause; fall into a state of physical weakness.
- To fail or sink; flag; decline; be dispirited: as, the courage droops; the spirits droop.
- To tend gradually downward or toward a close.
- To drip; be wet with water.
- To let sink or hang_down: as, to droop the head.
- n. The act of drooping, or of bending or hanging down; a drooping position or state.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. hang loosely or laxly
- n. a shape that sags
- v. become limp
- v. droop, sink, or settle from or as if from pressure or loss of tautness
Middle English droupen, from Old Norse drūpa; see dhreu- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English droupen, from Old Norse drúpa. (Wiktionary)