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Drop meaning

drop - 52 dictionary results

  1. 1. 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"
  2. 2. give birth; used for animals; " The cow dropped her calf this morning"
  3. 3. grow worse; " Her condition deteriorated"; " Conditions in the slums degenerated"; " The discussion devolved into a shouting match"
  4. 4. go down in value; " Stock prices dropped"
  5. 5. change from one level to another; " She dropped into army jargon"
  6. 6. utter casually; " drop a hint"
  7. 7. lose ( a game); " The Giants dropped 11 of their first 13"
  8. 8. leave or unload, especially of passengers or cargo;
  9. 9. to fall vertically; " the bombs are dropping on enemy targets"
  10. 10. let fall to the ground; " Don't drop the dishes"
  11. 11. terminate an association with; " drop him from the Republican ticket"
  12. 12. Same as Gutta.
  13. 13. 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.
  14. 14. 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.
  15. 15. Any small pendent ornament.
  16. 16. Whatever is arranged to drop, hang, or fall from an elevated position; also, a contrivance for lowering something
  17. 17. 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.
  18. 18. A machine for lowering heavy weights, as packages, coal wagons, etc., to a ship's deck.
  19. 19. A contrivance for temporarily lowering a gas jet.
  20. 20. A curtain which drops or falls in front of the stage of a theater, etc.
  21. 21. A drop press or drop hammer.
  22. 22. The distance of the axis of a shaft below the base of a hanger.
  23. 23. Any medicine the dose of which is measured by drops; as, lavender drops.
  24. 24. Act of dropping; sudden fall or descent.
  25. 25. To pour or let fall in drops; to pour in small globules; to distill.
  26. 26. 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.
  27. 27. To let go; to dismiss; to set aside; to have done with; to discontinue; to forsake; to give up; to omit.
  28. 28. 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.
  29. 29. To lower, as a curtain, or the muzzle of a gun, etc.
  30. 30. To send, as a letter; as, please drop me a line, a letter, word.
  31. 31. To give birth to; as, to drop a lamb.
  32. 32. To cover with drops; to variegate; to bedrop.
  33. 33. To fall in drops.
  34. 34. To fall, in general, literally or figuratively; as, ripe fruit drops from a tree; wise words drop from the lips.
  35. 35. To let drops fall; to discharge itself in drops.
  36. 36. To fall dead, or to fall in death.
  37. 37. To come to an end; to cease; to pass out of mind; as, the affair dropped.
  38. 38. To fall or be depressed; to lower; as, the point of the spear dropped a little.
  39. 39. To fall short of a mark.
  40. 40. To be deep in extent; to descend perpendicularly; as, her main topsail drops seventeen yards.
  41. 41. 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.
  42. 42. The depth of a square sail; - generally applied to the courses only.
  43. 43. To come unexpectedly; - with in or into; as, my old friend dropped in a moment.
  44. 44. 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.
  45. 45. 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.
  46. 46. A small round mass of moisture; something that hangs like a drop.
  47. 47. Dropper.
  48. 48. Dropped.
  49. 49. Dropping.
  50. 50. A globule of liquid; anything hanging like a drop.
  51. 51. To fall in drops; fall suddenly; come to an end.
  52. 52. To let fall in drops; to let fall.

drop - examples of usage

  1. You not bein' in the 'abit of tikin' anythin' I only brought just this little drop for me; an' it ain't took us long ter finish thet up. - "Liza of Lambeth", W. Somerset Maugham.
  2. I've 'ad a little drop, but as for drinkin'! - "Liza of Lambeth", W. Somerset Maugham.
  3. If they had run away they would have had to drop everything." - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
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