Definitions of drop

  1. 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.
  2. To fall, or let fall, in drops.
  3. To fall, or let fall, in any way; give up; dismiss; subside; sink.
  4. 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.
  5. To let fall in drops: to let fall: to let go, or dismiss: to utter casually: to lower:- pr. p. dropping; pa. p. dropped'.
  6. To let fall in drops; to let fall.
  7. To fall in drops.
  8. To fall, in general, literally or figuratively; as, ripe fruit drops from a tree; wise words drop from the lips.
  9. To let drops fall; to discharge itself in drops.
  10. To fall dead, or to fall in death.
  11. To come to an end; to cease; to pass out of mind; as, the affair dropped.
  12. To fall or be depressed; to lower; as, the point of the spear dropped a little.
  13. To fall short of a mark.
  14. To be deep in extent; to descend perpendicularly; as, her main topsail drops seventeen yards.
  15. To come unexpectedly; - with in or into; as, my old friend dropped in a moment.
  16. 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.
  17. To fall in small particles: to let drops fall: to fall suddenly: to come to an end: to fall or sink lower.
  18. To fall in drops; fall suddenly; come to an end.
  19. cause to fall by or as if by delivering a blow; " strike down a tree"; " Lightning struck down the hikers"
  20. hang freely; " the ornaments dangled from the tree"; " The light dropped from the ceiling"
  21. stop associating with; " They dropped her after she had a child out of wedlock"
  22. leave undone or leave out; " How could I miss that typo?"; " The workers on the conveyor belt miss one out of ten"
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. Dropping.
  26. a steep high face of rock; " he stood on a high cliff overlooking the town"; " a steep drop"
  27. the act of dropping something; " they expected the drop would be successful"
  28. a central depository where things can be left or picked up
  29. 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"
  30. a free and rapid descent by the force of gravity; " it was a miracle that he survived the drop from that height"
  31. a predetermined hiding place for the deposit and distribution of illicit goods ( such as drugs or stolen property)
  32. give birth; used for animals; " The cow dropped her calf this morning"
  33. go down in value; " Stock prices dropped"
  34. change from one level to another; " She dropped into army jargon"
  35. utter casually; " drop a hint"
  36. lose ( a game); " The Giants dropped 11 of their first 13"
  37. leave or unload, especially of passengers or cargo;
  38. to fall vertically; " the bombs are dropping on enemy targets"
  39. let fall to the ground; " Don't drop the dishes"
  40. terminate an association with; " drop him from the Republican ticket"
  41. 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.
  42. Any small pendent ornament.
  43. Whatever is arranged to drop, hang, or fall from an elevated position; also, a contrivance for lowering something
  44. 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.
  45. A machine for lowering heavy weights, as packages, coal wagons, etc., to a ship's deck.
  46. A contrivance for temporarily lowering a gas jet.
  47. A curtain which drops or falls in front of the stage of a theater, etc.
  48. A drop press or drop hammer.
  49. The distance of the axis of a shaft below the base of a hanger.
  50. Any medicine the dose of which is measured by drops; as, lavender drops.
  51. Act of dropping; sudden fall or descent.
  52. To pour or let fall in drops; to pour in small globules; to distill.
  53. 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.
  54. To let go; to dismiss; to set aside; to have done with; to discontinue; to forsake; to give up; to omit.
  55. 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.
  56. To lower, as a curtain, or the muzzle of a gun, etc.
  57. To give birth to; as, to drop a lamb.
  58. To cover with drops; to variegate; to bedrop.
  59. 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.
  60. The depth of a square sail; - generally applied to the courses only.
  61. A small round mass of moisture; something that hangs like a drop.
  62. Dropper.
  63. 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.
  64. A globule of liquid; anything hanging like a drop.
  65. A globule of liquid; anything hanging down; a pendant.
  66. A fall; descent.
  67. 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.
  68. 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.
  69. Dropped.