Droop v. i. [imp. & p. p. Drooped p. pr. & vb. n. Drooping.]
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.”
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. --Addison.
3. To proceed downward, or toward a close; to decline. “Then day drooped.”
Droop, v. t. To let droop or sink. [R.]
Like to a withered vine
That droops his sapless branches to the ground. --Shak.
Droop, n. A drooping; as, a droop of the eye.
n : a shape that sags; "there was a sag in the chair seat" [syn:
v 1: droop, sink, or settle from or as if from pressure or loss
of tautness [syn: sag, swag, flag]
2: hang loosely or laxly; "His tongue lolled" [syn: loll]
3: become limp; "The flowers wilted" [syn: wilt]