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Droop appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Poor Das is a droop.
  • Poor Dan is in a droop.
  • Poor Dallas is all a-droop.
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Definition of the noun droop

What does droop mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: droops

  1. a shape that sags
    • lexical domain: Shapes - nouns denoting two and three dimensional shapes
    • synonym of droop: sag
    • more generic words: depression / impression / imprint = a concavity in a surface produced by pressing

Alternative definition of the noun droop


  1. something which is limp or sagging; a condition or posture of drooping

Definition of the verb droop

What does droop mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: drooped | drooping | droops

  1. droop, sink, or settle from or as if from pressure or loss of tautness
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • synonyms of droop: flag / sag / swag
    • more generic terms: drop / drop down / sink = fall or descend to a lower place or level
    • more specific words:
      • slouch / slump = assume a drooping posture or carriage
      • bag = hang loosely, like an empty bag
  2. hang loosely or laxly
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • synonym of droop: loll
    • more generic words: dangle / drop / swing = hang freely
  3. become limp
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • synonym of droop: wilt
    • more generic words: crumble / decay / dilapidate = fall into decay or ruin

Alternative definition of the verb droop


  1. [intransitive] To sink or hang downward; to sag.
  2. [intransitive] To slowly become limp; to bend gradually.
  3. [intransitive] To lose all enthusiasm or happiness.


Droop is a musical group.

  • album: "Loye Loye"


"Droop" is a musical album of Andrew Huang.

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Droop is a fictional character from the 1974 film The Muppets Valentine Show.


Droop a.k.a. Droop, West Virginia: Droop is an unincorporated community in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, in the Greenbrier River Valley.


Droop: A Droop or droop nose is a type of high-lift device found on the wings of some aircraft. Droops are similar to leading-edge slats, but with the difference that the entire leading edge section rotates downwards, whereas a slat is a panel that moves away from a wing leading edge when it is deployed.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Droop

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Google previewHeteroepitaxy of Semiconductors (2016)

Theory, Growth, and Characterization, Second Edition by John E. Ayers, Tedi Kujofsa, Paul Rago, Johanna Raphael

Efficiency droop is a decrease in internal quantum efficiency, occurring as current density increases.84 Although efficiency droop is not completely understood, it has been associated with causes such as Auger recombination, poor carrier ...

Google previewTransactions (1920)

inherent droop, the greater the tendency toward stability, and vice versa. That this inherent droop is a stabilizing influence can be seen by reference to our steam engine example. Suppose, in the foregoing, each governor were adjusted for a 4 ...

Google previewTransactions of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers (1920)

inherent droop, the greater the tendency toward stability, and vice versa. That this inherent droop is a stabilizing influence can be seen by reference to our steam engine example. Suppose, in the foregoing, each governor were adjusted for a 4 ...

Google previewUnited States Navy Aviation Mechanics' Training System for Plane Maintenance Force (1919)

Course Manual for Quartermasters' (A) Course

Droop is a term closely allied to wash-out and wash-in. It is the increase in the angle of incidence of the right or left wing section to offset the torque of a left- or right-hand engine. The left wing would be drooped on a right-hand engine. Body.

Google previewAviation (1919)

by Benjamin m. carmina

Droop is the increase in the angle of incidence of the ailerons and elevators to compensate the decrease which occurs in flight owing to the resistance of the air. Eddy is a current of air moving in a direction contrary to the main current.

Google previewSmart Grid (2014)

Communication-Enabled Intelligence for the Electric Power Grid by Stephen F. Bush

Droop control settings are indicated by percentage droop. This is the amount by which the measured value changes in order to cause a 100% change in the controlled value. For example a 3% voltage droop means that for a 3% change in ...

Google previewBoards & Wards for USMLE Steps 2 & 3 (2012)

by Carlos Ayala

A left pupil that is smaller than the right pupil and is accompanied by left upper lid droop is a description of Horner's syndrome pupil, hinted at by the drooping eyelid. whether the Horner's is due to a lesion above or below the superior cervical ...

Google previewBody Language (2012)

A Guide for Professionals by Hedwig Lewis

The Jaw Droop The jaw droop is a facial expression Chapter 2 The Face 65.

Google previewElectrical Engineer's Reference Book (2013)

by G R Jones

Thus the droop is a determining factor for the no-load frequency after load shedding. Isolated operation Although the set-point f is maintained at 50 Hz, the frequency f will deviate from f. because of load changes. The intersection of the ...

Google previewDirect Digital Control (1995)

A Guide to Distributed Building Automation by John J. McGowan

Droop is the idea the proportional control tends to react somewhat slower to a change in temperature thus resulting in the condition dropping below setpoint before control action is taken. At the same time this control generally overshoots the ...

Google previewAerial Age (1921)

"Droop is the amount of wash-in we put in the left wing of a normal engine to overcome propeller torque." 8. "The heart of a tree is discarded because it is more 'naughty.' " 9. "Skidding is a thrill experienced when an attempt is made to turn in ...

Google previewDictionary of Bibliometrics (2013)

by Virgil P Diodato, Peter Gellatly

Groos droop. Part of a bibliometric curve that droops near the end of the curve. This can transform what would have been a J-shaped curve into an S-shaped curve. The Groos droop is often associated with graphs of Bradford's law. It is named ...

Google previewThe New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English (2015)

by Tom Dalzell, Terry Victor

But the pointed nose was designed to droop, so it can ...

Google previewThe London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, by the orig. ed. of the Encyclopaedia metropolitana [T. Curtis]. (1839)

by Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)

DROOP, v. n. Dut, drof (sorrow); Sax. Deut. xxxiii. 28. *:::::: drépen; Isl. diupa, from drop, almost a cognate The heavens dropped at the presence of God. *... word. To languish; bend in sorrow; sink; Psalm lxvil 8. hang downwards. Drop not thy ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Chemical Processing and Design (1995)

Volume 54 - Steam Reforming: Operating Experience to Storage Tank Explosion Safeguards by John J. McKetta Jr

"droop," in which the speed of the machine is deliberately decreased as load increases (Fig. 8).

Google previewEncyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Third Edition (2014)

by Khosrow-Pour, Mehdi

These filters have the following disadvantages: • The filter exhibits a passband droop that distorts the signals of interest. • The useful stopband regions are around ...

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Quotes about Droop

I am really rather like a beautiful Jersey cow, I have the same pathetic droop to the corners of my eyes. (Deborah Kerr)
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The value of this 5-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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