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Definitions of drop

  1. a shape that is small and round; "he studied the shapes of low-viscosity drops"; "beads of sweat on his forehead" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. get rid of; "he shed his image as a pushy boss"; "shed your clothes" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a steep high face of rock; "he stood on a high cliff overlooking the town"; "a steep drop" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. cause to fall by or as if by delivering a blow; "strike down a tree"; "Lightning struck down the hikers" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. hang freely; "the ornaments dangled from the tree"; "The light dropped from the ceiling" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. stop associating with; "They dropped her after she had a child out of wedlock" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. let or cause to fall in drops; "dribble oil into the mixture" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. a small quantity (especially of a liquid); "one drop of each sample was analyzed"; "any child with a drop of negro blood was legally a negro"; "there is not a drop of pity in that man" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. the act of dropping something; "they expected the drop would be successful" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. a central depository where things can be left or picked up Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. a curtain that can be lowered and raised onto a stage from the flies; often used as background scenery Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. a sudden sharp decrease in some quantity; "a drop of 57 points on the Dow Jones index"; "there was a drop in pressure in the pulmonary artery"; "when that became known the price of their stock went into free fall" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. a free and rapid descent by the force of gravity; "it was a miracle that he survived the drop from that height" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. a predetermined hiding place for the deposit and distribution of illicit goods (such as drugs or stolen property) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. lower the pitch of (musical notes) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. stop pursuing or acting; "drop a lawsuit"; "knock it off!" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. leave undone or leave out; "How could I miss that typo?"; "The workers on the conveyor belt miss one out of ten" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. a sudden sharp decrease in some quantity; "a drop of 57 points on the Dow Jones index"; "there was a drop in pressure in the pulmonary artery"; "a dip in prices"; "when that became known the price of their stock went into free fall" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  19. give birth; used for animals; "The cow dropped her calf this morning" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  20. grow worse; "Her condition deteriorated"; "Conditions in the slums degenerated"; "The discussion devolved into a shouting match" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  21. go down in value; "Stock prices dropped" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  22. change from one level to another; "She dropped into army jargon" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  23. utter casually; "drop a hint" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  24. lose (a game); "The Giants dropped 11 of their first 13" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  25. leave or unload, especially of passengers or cargo; Wordnet Dictionary DB
  26. to fall vertically; "the bombs are dropping on enemy targets" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  27. let fall to the ground; "Don't drop the dishes" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  28. fall or drop to a lower place or level; "He sank to his knees" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  29. terminate an association with; "drop him from the Republican ticket" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  30. The quantity of fluid which falls in one small spherical mass; a liquid globule; a minim; hence, also, the smallest easily measured portion of a fluid; a small quantity; as, a drop of water. Webster Dictionary DB
  31. That which resembles, or that which hangs like, a liquid drop; as a hanging diamond ornament, an earring, a glass pendant on a chandelier, a sugarplum (sometimes medicated), or a kind of shot or slug. Webster Dictionary DB
  32. Any small pendent ornament. Webster Dictionary DB
  33. Whatever is arranged to drop, hang, or fall from an elevated position; also, a contrivance for lowering something Webster Dictionary DB
  34. A door or platform opening downward; a trap door; that part of the gallows on which a culprit stands when he is to be hanged; hence, the gallows itself. Webster Dictionary DB
  35. A machine for lowering heavy weights, as packages, coal wagons, etc., to a ship's deck. Webster Dictionary DB
  36. A contrivance for temporarily lowering a gas jet. Webster Dictionary DB
  37. A curtain which drops or falls in front of the stage of a theater, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  38. A drop press or drop hammer. Webster Dictionary DB
  39. The distance of the axis of a shaft below the base of a hanger. Webster Dictionary DB
  40. Any medicine the dose of which is measured by drops; as, lavender drops. Webster Dictionary DB
  41. Act of dropping; sudden fall or descent. Webster Dictionary DB
  42. To pour or let fall in drops; to pour in small globules; to distill. Webster Dictionary DB
  43. To cause to fall in one portion, or by one motion, like a drop; to let fall; as, to drop a line in fishing; to drop a courtesy. Webster Dictionary DB
  44. To let go; to dismiss; to set aside; to have done with; to discontinue; to forsake; to give up; to omit. Webster Dictionary DB
  45. To bestow or communicate by a suggestion; to let fall in an indirect, cautious, or gentle manner; as, to drop hint, a word of counsel, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  46. To lower, as a curtain, or the muzzle of a gun, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  47. To send, as a letter; as, please drop me a line, a letter, word. Webster Dictionary DB
  48. To give birth to; as, to drop a lamb. Webster Dictionary DB
  49. To cover with drops; to variegate; to bedrop. Webster Dictionary DB
  50. To fall in drops. Webster Dictionary DB
  51. To fall, in general, literally or figuratively; as, ripe fruit drops from a tree; wise words drop from the lips. Webster Dictionary DB
  52. To let drops fall; to discharge itself in drops. Webster Dictionary DB
  53. To fall dead, or to fall in death. Webster Dictionary DB
  54. To come to an end; to cease; to pass out of mind; as, the affair dropped. Webster Dictionary DB
  55. To fall or be depressed; to lower; as, the point of the spear dropped a little. Webster Dictionary DB
  56. To fall short of a mark. Webster Dictionary DB
  57. To be deep in extent; to descend perpendicularly; as, her main topsail drops seventeen yards. Webster Dictionary DB
  58. To lay out, apply, or employ in any way; to consume by use; to use up or distribute, either in payment or in donations; to spend; as, they expend money for food or in charity; to expend time labor, and thought; to expend hay in feeding cattle, oil in a lamp, water in mechanical operations. Webster Dictionary DB
  59. The depth of a square sail; - generally applied to the courses only. Webster Dictionary DB
  60. To come unexpectedly; - with in or into; as, my old friend dropped in a moment. Webster Dictionary DB
  61. To fall in small round masses of fluid; sink to a lower position; become lower in sound; as, her voice dropped; fall in death; visit informally with in; to move easily over the water: as, the ship drops down to sea; to be left behind; as, the tired soldier dropped out of ranks. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  62. To let fall; to let fall in small globules; to have done with; utter in an indirect or cautious manner; send off (a hasty note); to lower, as the eyes. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  63. A small round mass of moisture; something that hangs like a drop. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  64. Dropper. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  65. Dropped. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  66. Dropping. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  67. A small particle of liquid which falls at one time: a very small quantity of liquid: anything hanging like a drop: anything arranged to drop. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  68. To fall in small particles: to let drops fall: to fall suddenly: to come to an end: to fall or sink lower. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  69. To let fall in drops: to let fall: to let go, or dismiss: to utter casually: to lower:-pr.p. dropping; pa.p. dropped'. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  70. A globule of liquid; anything hanging like a drop. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  71. To fall in drops; fall suddenly; come to an end. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  72. To let fall in drops; to let fall. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  73. To fall, or let fall, in drops. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  74. To fall, or let fall, in any way; give up; dismiss; subside; sink. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  75. A globule of liquid; anything hanging down; a pendant. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  76. A fall; descent. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  77. A small globule of a fluid, which falls at once; something hanging in the form of a drop, as an ear-ring; a very small quantity of liquor, or of anything; anything arranged to drop; the part of a gallows which sustains the criminal before he is executed, and which is suddenly dropped; a machine for lowering coals, or anything heavy, into the holds of ships; the curtain in front of the stage. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  78. To pour or let fall in small drops; to let fall; to let go; to dismiss; to lay aside; to leave; to utter casually; to insert incidentally; to set down and leave; to suffer to cease; to give up; to bedrop; to speckle; to lower; to give birth to. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  79. To fall in small drops; to let drops fall; to fall; to fall spontaneously; to die, or to die suddenly; to come to an end; to come unexpectedly; to fall lower; to be deep in extent. To drop astern, to pass or move toward the stern; to move back; to slacken the velocity of a vessel, so as to let another pass beyond her. To drop down, to sail, row, or move down a river, or toward the sea. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  80. A small portion of a fluid; a very small quantity; a globule of a liquid; part of a gallows on which the criminal stands; anything in the form of a globule of water. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  81. To pour or let fall a liquid, or to drop anything in small portions; to dismiss or lay aside, as to drop a subject; to utter slightly or briefly, as to drop a hint; to sink or lower; to fall; to die suddenly; to come to an end; to have done with, as to drop an acquaintance; to come unexpectedly, as to drop in. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  82. The depth of a square sail; -- generally applied to the courses only. mso.anu.edu.au
  83. To come unexpectedly; -- with in or into; as, my old friend dropped in a moment. mso.anu.edu.au
  84. drop, n. a small particle of liquid which falls at one time: a very small quantity of liquid: anything hanging like a drop: a fall: a trap in the gallows scaffold, the fall of which allows the criminal to drop: a device for lowering goods into a ship's hold.--v.i. to fall in small particles: to let drops fall: to fall suddenly: to come to an end: to fall or sink lower.--v.t. to let fall in drops: to let fall: to let go, dismiss, break off, as an acquaintance: to utter casually: to write and send (a note) in an off-hand manner: to set down from a carriage:--pr.p. drop'ping; pa.p. dropped.--ns. DROP'-DRILL, an apparatus for dropping seed and manure into the soil simultaneously; DROP'-HAMM'ER, DROP'-PRESS, a swaging, stamping, or forging machine having either a regular or intermittent motion; DROP'LET, a little drop; DROP'-LETT'ER (U.S.), a letter posted in any place merely for local delivery; DROP'-NET, a net suspended from a boom, to be suddenly dropped on a passing shoal of fish; DROP'PING, that which is dropped: (pl.) dung, esp. of fowls.--adj. DROP'-RIPE, so ripe as to be ready to drop from the tree.--ns. DROP'-SCENE, a painted curtain suspended by pulleys, which drops in front of the stage in a theatre; DROP'-STONE, a stalactic variety of calcite.--adv. DROP'-WISE (Tenn.), by drops.--n. DROP'-WORT, the Spiræa Filipendula.--DROP ASTERN (naut.), to pass or move towards the stern; DROP AWAY, OFF, to depart, disappear; DROP DOWN, to sail, move, or row down a coast, or down a river to the sea; DROP IN, to come in casually; DROP OUT, to disappear from one's place; DROP SERENE, an old medical name for amaurosis, literally translated from L. gutta serena.--A DROPPING FIRE, a continuous irregular discharge of small-arms.--PRINCE RUPERT'S DROPS, drops of glass which have fallen in a melted state into cold water, and have assumed a tadpole-like shape, the whole falling to dust with a loud report if the point of the tail be nipped off. [A.S. dropa, a drop--dreópan, to drop; Dut. drop, Ger. tropfe.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  85. Gutta -d. Ague, tasteless, Liquor arsenicalis -d. Black, Guttae nigrae -d. Red, Wards, see Vinum antimonii tartarizati -d. Serene, Amaurosis. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  86. [Latin] A minute spherical portion of a liquid separated from a liquid mass; especially, such a portion separated by the force of gravity, as by dropping from a bottle. A d. of water or a watery solution contains 1-1.25 ml; of a wine or very dilute alcohol, 0.7-1.0 ml; of alcoholic solutions (tinctures, spirits) and volatile oils, 0.4-0.6 ml; of ether and ethereal tinctures, 0.3-0.4 ml. The size of d’s, however, may vary widely from these limits according to differences in the size and fulness of the bottle, etc. na
  87. [Latin] A medicine given in d’s. Black d., vinegar of opium. na
  88. [Latin] In the pl., a solid preparation in the form of little spheres or hemispheres; as Chocolate d’s. See Troche. na
  89. 1. Round, pear-shaped, or hemispherical portion of liquid such as hangs or falls separately or adheres to surface (of water, tears, sweat, dew, rain, blood, or abs. in these senses); (medieval) smallest separable quantity of a liquid (in pi., liquid medicine to be measured by dd.); minute quantity (d. in bucket or ocean, infinitesimal factor); glass &c. of intoxicating liquor (take a d.; has taken a d. too much, is drunk; have a d. in one\'s eye, show signs of having drunk); pendant, hanging ornament, (ear-dd., ear-rings; dd. of glass chandelier); sugarplum (acid, chocolate, dd.); hence droplet n. 2. Act of dropping, fall, social come-down, descent in prices, temperature, &c.; thing that drops or is dropped, as (Theatr.) painted curtain let down between acts (also d.-curtain), (in gallows) platform withdrawn from under feet of condemned (also, distance he is allowed to fall, as d. of 3ft); abrupt fall in level of surface, amount of this; (also d.-kick) kick at football made by dropping ball and kicking it as it rises (d.-off, -out, such kick to start play after goal, try, or touch-down); d.-shutter, appliance for giving instantaneous exposure in photography; d.-sulphur, -tin, granulated by being dropped molten into water; dropwort, kinds of plant with tuberous root fibres. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  90. Fall in dd.; give off moisture in dd.; fall by force of gravity from not being held &c., (fig.) be uttered casually (the remark dropped from him), disappear (a letter has dropped out); sink to ground exhausted, wounded, &c. (d. on one\'s knee, kneel), (of setter) crouch at sight of game; fall naturally asleep, (back) into habit &c.; die; cease, lapse, (affair was allowed to d.; the correspondence dropped); fall in direction, condition, amount, degree, pitch, (prices, voice, d.); go down stream; fall behind, to the rear, &c.; come or go casually in as visitor, into place, across person; d. on or across, reprimand or punish; let fall (liquid, tears) in dd., shed; let go, relinquish, cease to hold, (d. anchor, anchor ship); give birth to (esp. lambs); utter casually as if unconsciously (esp. d. a hint; so d. a postcard or note); lose (money, esp. in gaming); fell with axe, blow of fist, or bullet; set down (passenger, parcel); omit (letter, one\'s hs, syllable) in speech; let (eyes) droop; lower (voice); d. CURTSY; (Football) send (ball), make (goal), by d.-kick (see prec.; also intr. =take d.-kick); cease to associate with, have done with (d. it!, stop that); d. away, in, depart, enter, one by one; d. off,=d. away, also fall asleep. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  91. Same as Gutta. American pocket medical dictionary.
  92. Less correctly, a minim. American pocket medical dictionary.
  93. The smallest quantity of a liquid that becomes detached and falls in a single drop from a suitable vessel. The volume of the drop varies widely, dependent on many different conditions, hence "drop" should not be confused with "minim" as a measure. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  94. The falling of a part, as from paralysis. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  95. n. [Anglo-Saxon] The quantity of fluid which falls in one small spherical moss; a globule about to fall; hence, the smallest measurable quantity; a sip; a taste;—that which resembles a liquid drop;—a door or platform opening downward; a trap-door; part of a gallows;—a machine for lowering heavy weights to a ship’s deck:—a curtain which drops in front of the stage of a theatre, &c.; —pl. Medicine measured by drops. Cabinet Dictionary
  96. A globule of moisture, as much liquor as falls at once when there is not a continued stream; diamond hanging in the ear. Complete Dictionary

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