Definitions

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  • n. A raised verandah in front of a house.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. small porch or set of steps at the front entrance of a house

Etymologies

Afrikaans stoep, from Dutch stoep. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In the modern houses the stoep is a shady, pillared, covered gallery, which in hot weather becomes the general living-room of the family.

    Here, There and Everywhere

  • Every house had a porch or "stoep" flanked with benches, which were constantly occupied in the summer time; and every evening, in city and village alike, an incessant visiting was kept up from stoop to stoop.

    Home Life in Colonial Days

  • The burly burgher, in round-crowned flaunderish hat with brim of vast circumference, in portly gaberdine and bulbous multiplicity of breeches, sat on his "stoep" and smoked his pipe in lordly silence; nor did it ever enter his brain that the active, restless Yankee, whom he saw through his half-shut eyes worrying about in dog day heat, ever intent on the main chance, was one day to usurp control over these goodly Dutch domains.

    Knickerbocker's History of New York, Complete

  • 'stoep', under the trees in his garden, or high up on the mountain side, where he had his favourite nooks.

    Victorian Worthies Sixteen Biographies

  • "stoep" before the door, under the shade of a great button-wood tree, but all visits of form and state were received with something of court ceremony in the best parlor, where Antony the Trumpeter officiated as high chamberlain.

    Knickerbocker's History of New York, Complete

  • The Zulu constable forced the pale white man facedown onto the stoep.

    Let The Dead Lie

  • An upturned enamel bowl and spilled carrots were scattered across the back stoep.

    Let The Dead Lie

  • Shabalala crept forward but stopped when the short man from the stoep appeared in the space between the storehouse and the clinic.

    Let The Dead Lie

  • The clinic door opened and Zweigman stepped onto the stoep.

    Let The Dead Lie

  • The German threw the revolver off the stoep and into the garden.

    Let The Dead Lie

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