Definition and Meanings for drop

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Drop is ranked 2,572 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of drop

noun, transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, intransitive verb

Etymology of drop

oe. drope, as. dropa; akin to os. dropo, d. drop, ohg. tropo, g. tropfen, icel. dropi, sw. droppe; and fr. as. dre to drip, drop; akin to os. driopan, d. druipen, ohg. triofan, g. triefen, icel. drj. cf. drip, droop oe. droppen, as. dropan, v. i. see drop, n.pos

Meaning of drop

as noun

  • 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 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.
  • same as gutta.;any small pendent ornament.
  • whatever is arranged to drop, hang, or fall from an elevated position; also, a contrivance for lowering something;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.;a machine for lowering heavy weights, as packages, coal wagons, etc., to a ship's deck.;a contrivance for temporarily lowering a gas jet.;a curtain which drops or falls in front of the stage of a theater, etc.;a drop press or drop hammer.;the distance of the axis of a shaft below the base of a hanger.
  • any medicine the dose of which is measured by drops; as, lavender drops.
  • the depth of a square sail; -- generally applied to the courses only.
  • act of dropping; sudden fall or descent.

as noun, noun

    as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, noun

    • to pour or let fall in drops; to pour in small globules; to distill.
    • 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.
    • to let go; to dismiss; to set aside; to have done with; to discontinue; to forsake; to give up; to omit.
    • 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.
    • to lower, as a curtain, or the muzzle of a gun, etc.
    • to send, as a letter; as, please drop me a line, a letter, word.
    • to give birth to; as, to drop a lamb.
    • to cover with drops; to variegate; to bedrop.

    as intransitive verb

    • to fall in drops.
    • to fall, in general, literally or figuratively; as, ripe fruit drops from a tree; wise words drop from the lips.
    • to let drops fall; to discharge itself in drops.
    • to fall dead, or to fall in death; as, dropping like flies.
    • to come to an end; to cease; to pass out of mind; as, the affair dropped.
    • to come unexpectedly; -- with in or into; as, my old friend dropped in a moment.
    • to fall or be depressed; to lower; as, the point of the spear dropped a little.
    • to fall short of a mark.
    • to be deep in extent; to descend perpendicularly; as, her main topsail drops seventeen yards.
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