To bend forward and down from the waist or the middle of the back: had to stoop in order to fit into the cave. To walk or stand, especially habitually, with the head and upper back bent forward. To bend or sag downward. To lower or debase oneself. To descend from a superior position; condescend. To yield; submit. To swoop down, as a bird in pursuing its prey. To bend (the head or body) forward and down. To debase; humble. The act of stooping. A forward bending of the head and upper back, especially when habitual. An act of self-abasement or condescension. A descent, as of a bird of prey. Chiefly Northeastern U.S. A small porch, platform, or staircase leading to the entrance of a house or building. Variant of stoup.