Pronunciation: drǒp
n.1.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.
That drop of peace divine.
- Keble.
2.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.
3.(Arch.) Same as Gutta.
4.(Mach.) Whatever is arranged to drop, hang, or fall from an elevated position; also, a contrivance for lowering something
5.Any medicine the dose of which is measured by drops; as, lavender drops.
6.(Naut.) The depth of a square sail; - generally applied to the courses only.
7.Act of dropping; sudden fall or descent.
Ague drop
See under Ague, Black.
Drop by drop
in small successive quantities; in repeated portions.
Drop curtain
d - See Drop, n., 4. (d).
- Burke.
Drop forging
a - (Mech.) A forging made in dies by a drop hammer.
b - The process of making drop forgings.
Drop hammer
(Mech.) a hammer for forging, striking up metal, etc., the weight being raised by a strap or similar device, and then released to drop on the metal resting on an anvil or die.
Drop kick
(Football) a kick given to the ball as it rebounds after having been dropped from the hands.
Drop lake
a pigment obtained from Brazil wood.
Drop letter
a letter to be delivered from the same office where posted.
- Mollett.
Drop press
(Mech.) a drop hammer; sometimes, a dead-stroke hammer; - also called drop.
Drop scene
d - a drop curtain on which a scene is painted. See Drop, n., 4. (d).
Drop seed
(Bot.) See the List under Glass.
Drop serene
(Med.) See Amaurosis.
v. t.1.To pour or let fall in drops; to pour in small globules; to distill.
[imp. & p. p. Dropped or Dropt; p. pr. & vb. n. Dropping.]
2.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.
3.To let go; to dismiss; to set aside; to have done with; to discontinue; to forsake; to give up; to omit.
4.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.
5.To lower, as a curtain, or the muzzle of a gun, etc.
6.To send, as a letter; as, please drop me a line, a letter, word.
7.To give birth to; as, to drop a lamb.
8.To cover with drops; to variegate; to bedrop.
To drop a vessel
(Naut.) to leave it astern in a race or a chase; to outsail it.
v. i.1.To fall in drops.
2.To fall, in general, literally or figuratively; as, ripe fruit drops from a tree; wise words drop from the lips.
3.To let drops fall; to discharge itself in drops.
The heavens . . . dropped at the presence of God.
- Ps. lxviii. 8.
4.To fall dead, or to fall in death; as, dropping like flies.
5.To come to an end; to cease; to pass out of mind; as, the affair dropped.
6.To come unexpectedly; - with in or into; as, my old friend dropped in a moment.
Takes care to drop in when he thinks you are just seated.
- Spectator.
7.To fall or be depressed; to lower; as, the point of the spear dropped a little.
8.To fall short of a mark.
9.To be deep in extent; to descend perpendicularly; as, her main topsail drops seventeen yards.
To drop astern
(Naut.) to go astern of another vessel; to be left behind; to slacken the speed of a vessel so as to fall behind and to let another pass a head.
To drop down
(Naut.) to sail, row, or move down a river, or toward the sea.
To drop off
to fall asleep gently; also, to die.
Noun1.drop - 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"
Synonyms: driblet
2.drop - a shape that is small and round; "he studied the shapes of low-viscosity drops"; "beads of sweat on his forehead"
Synonyms: bead, pearl
3.drop - 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"
Synonyms: free fall, dip, fall
4.drop - a steep high face of rock; "he stood on a high cliff overlooking the town"; "a steep drop"
Synonyms: cliff, drop-off
5.drop - a predetermined hiding place for the deposit and distribution of illicit goods (such as drugs or stolen property)
6.drop - a free and rapid descent by the force of gravity; "it was a miracle that he survived the drop from that height"
Synonyms: fall
7.drop - a curtain that can be lowered and raised onto a stage from the flies; often used as background scenery
8.drop - a central depository where things can be left or picked up
9.drop - the act of dropping something; "they expected the drop would be successful"
Verb1.drop - let fall to the ground; "Don't drop the dishes"
2.drop - to fall vertically; "the bombs are dropping on enemy targets"
3.drop - go down in value; "Stock prices dropped"
4.drop - fall or drop to a lower place or level; "He sank to his knees"
Synonyms: drop down, sink
5.drop - terminate an association with; "drop him from the Republican ticket"
6.drop - utter casually; "drop a hint"
7.drop - stop pursuing or acting; "drop a lawsuit"; "knock it off!"
Synonyms: knock off
8.drop - leave or unload, especially of passengers or cargo;
9.drop - cause to fall by or as if by delivering a blow; "strike down a tree"; "Lightning struck down the hikers"
10.drop - lose (a game); "The Giants dropped 11 of their first 13"
11.drop - pay out; "spend money"
Synonyms: expend, spend
12.drop - lower the pitch of (musical notes)
Synonyms: flatten
13.drop - hang freely; "the ornaments dangled from the tree"; "The light dropped from the ceiling"
Synonyms: dangle, swing
14.drop - stop associating with; "They dropped her after she had a child out of wedlock"
15.drop - let or cause to fall in drops; "dribble oil into the mixture"
Synonyms: dribble, drip
16.drop - get rid of; "he shed his image as a pushy boss"; "shed your clothes"
17.drop - leave undone or leave out; "How could I miss that typo?"; "The workers on the conveyor belt miss one out of ten"
18.drop - change from one level to another; "She dropped into army jargon"
19.drop - grow worse; "Her condition deteriorated"; "Conditions in the slums degenerated"; "The discussion devolved into a shouting match"
20.drop - give birth; used for animals; "The cow dropped her calf this morning"
To dream that you are dropping things, indicates that you are letting go some project, relationship, person, or idea. Also analyze the significance of what is being dropped. Alternatively, it may represent your carelessness. 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Translate Drop to Spanish, Translate Drop to German, Translate Drop to French
drool over
drool-proof paper
drooping brome
drooping juniper
-- Drop --
drop a line
drop anchor
drop arch
drop away
drop back
drop behind
drop biscuit
drop by
Drop by drop
drop by the wayside
drop cable
drop cloth
drop curtain
drop dead
drop down
drop earring
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