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.”
adj 1: weak from exhaustion [syn: flagging]
2: hanging down (as from exhaustion or weakness) [syn: droopy,
3: having branches or flower heads that bend downward; "nodding
daffodils"; "the pendulous branches of a weeping willow";
"lilacs with drooping panicles of fragrant flowers" [syn:
cernuous, nodding, pendulous]