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The Definition of - drop (noun)

    noun
    1.
    a small quantity of liquid that falls or is produced in a more or less spherical mass; a liquid globule.
    2.
    the quantity of liquid contained in such a globule.
    3.
    a very small quantity of liquid:
    I'll have a little more tea, just a drop.
    4.
    a minute quantity of anything:
    not even a drop of mercy.
    5.
    Usually, drops.
    1. liquid medicine given in a dose or form of globules from a medicine dropper.
    2. a solution for dilating the pupils of the eyes, administered to the eyes in globules by a medicine dropper.
    6.
    a limited amount of an alcoholic beverage:
    He occasionally takes a drop after dinner.
    7.
    an act or instance of dropping; fall; descent.
    8.
    the distance or depth to which anything drops:
    a ten-foot drop to the ground.
    9.
    a steep slope:
    a short drop to the lake.
    10.
    a decline in amount, degree, quality, value, etc.:
    a drop in prices.
    11.
    a small, usually spherical, piece of candy; lozenge:
    a lemon drop.
    12.
    a central depository where items are left or transmitted:
    a mail drop.
    13.
    a predesignated place where secret letters or packages can be left to be picked up by another person without attracting attention, as in espionage or drug dealing.
    14.
    something resembling or likened to a liquid globule, as certain ornaments, a spherical earring, etc.
    15.
    a pendant.
    16.
    a descent by parachute.
    17.
    an instance of dropping supplies by parachute or an amount of supplies so dropped.
    18.
    something that drops or is used for dropping.
    19.
    a group of persons dropped by parachute, as the personnel dropped by parachute during one military action.
    20.
    21.
    22.
    a gallows.
    23.
    a slit or opening into which something can be dropped, as in a mailbox.
    24.
    (in a casino) the income from the sale of chips.
    25.
    a small flag, usually of enameled metal, that gives a visual signal in an annunciator.
    26.
    Furniture. an applied ornament resembling a pendant.
    27.
    Architecture. gutta (def 2).
    28.
    Nautical. the vertical dimension amidships of any sail that is bent to a standing yard.
    Compare hoist (def 6a).
    29.
    Also called drop panel. (in reinforced-concrete-slab construction) a thickened portion of the ceiling around a column head.
    30.
    Horology. the free motion of an escape wheel between successive checks by the pallet.
    31.
    the newborn young of an animal.
    verb (used without object), dropped or dropt, dropping.
    32.
    to fall in globules or small portions, as water or other liquid:
    Rain drops from the clouds.
    33.
    to fall vertically; have an abrupt descent.
    34.
    to sink or fall to the ground, floor, or bottom as if inanimate.
    35.
    to fall lower in condition, degree, value, etc.; diminish or lessen; sink:
    The prices dropped sharply.
    36.
    to come to an end; cease; lapse:
    There the matter dropped.
    37.
    to fall or move to a position that is lower, farther back, inferior, etc.:
    to drop back in line; to drop to the rear.
    38.
    to withdraw; quit (often followed by out or from):
    to drop out of a race; to drop from a game.
    39.
    to pass or enter without effort into some condition, activity, or the like:
    to drop into sleep; to drop into a habit.
    40.
    to make an unexpected or unannounced stop at a place; pay an informal visit or call (usually followed by in, by, or over):
    Since we're in the neighborhood, why don't we drop in at my brother's?
    41.
    to cease to appear or be seen; vanish:
    to drop from sight or notice.
    42.
    to fall wounded, dead, etc.:
    A thousand men dropped in the battle.
    43.
    to squat or crouch, as a dog at the sight of game.
    44.
    to move gently, as with the tide or a light wind (usually followed by down).
    45.
    Slang. to ingest an illicit drug orally; swallow.
    verb (used with object), dropped or dropt, dropping.
    46.
    to let fall in drops or small portions:
    to drop lemon juice into tea.
    47.
    to let or cause to fall.
    48.
    to cause or allow to sink to a lower position.
    49.
    to cause to decrease in value, amount, quality, etc.; reduce.
    50.
    to utter or express casually or incidentally:
    to drop a hint.
    51.
    to write and send:
    Drop me a note.
    52.
    to bring to the ground by a blow or shot.
    53.
    to set down or unload, as from a ship, car, etc. (often followed by off):
    Drop me at the corner.
    54.
    to omit (a letter or syllable) in pronunciation or writing:
    He dropped his h's.
    55.
    to lower (the voice) in pitch or loudness.
    56.
    to cease to keep up or have to do with:
    I dropped the subject. Will you drop your old friends if you win the lottery?
    57.
    to cease to employ, admit as a member, or include, as on a list; dismiss:
    to drop an accountant from the payroll; to drop three members of the club who have not paid their dues.
    58.
    to withdraw or cease to pursue:
    The police dropped the charges against the suspect.
    59.
    Sports.
    1. to throw, shoot, hit, kick, or roll (a ball, puck, etc.) through or into a basket, hole, or other goal:
      He dropped the ball through the basket for two points.
    2. to lose (a game or contest):
      They dropped two games in a row and were eliminated from the tournament.
    60.
    Football.
    1. to drop-kick (a ball).
    2. to score with a drop kick.
    61.
    (of animals) to give birth to:
    The cat dropped a litter of six kittens.
    62.
    to parachute (persons, supplies, etc.):
    The Marines dropped 300 combat troops into the jungle battlefield.
    63.
    to lengthen by lowering or letting out:
    to drop the hem of a skirt.
    64.
    to lower (the wheels) into position for landing an airplane.
    65.
    Slang. to take (especially an illicit drug) by swallowing; ingest:
    to drop LSD.
    66.
    Nautical. to pass out of sight of; outdistance.
    67.
    Cookery. to poach (an egg).
    Verb phrases
    68.
    drop behind, to fall short of the required pace or progress:
    Her long illness caused her to drop behind the rest of the class.
    69.
    drop off,
    1. to fall asleep.
    2. to decrease; decline:
      Sales have dropped off drastically.
    70.
    drop out,
    1. to withdraw from being a member or participant:
      to drop out of a club; to drop out of society and become a wanderer.
    2. to stop attending school or college.
    Idioms
    71.
    at the drop of a hat, at the slightest provocation or without delay:
    He's ready to fight at the drop of a hat.
    72.
    drop dead, (used as an expression of contempt, disgust, impatience, etc.):
    If that's the way you feel about it, drop dead!
    73.
    drop in the bucket. bucket (def 13).
    74.
    get / have the drop on,
    1. to aim and be ready to shoot a gun at an antagonist before the other person's gun can be drawn.
    2. to get or have at a disadvantage.

Word Example of - drop

    Example Sentences for drop

    Take my rede, sir, and let it drop, for you have come very well out from it.

    I made Bill drop me at the Hendersons' because I wanted to surprise you.

    Well, we'll drop the kings at present and go on with the cipher.

    Clif and his gallant band were compelled to drop back from tree to tree.

    You descend in an express elevator car; in that bucket you just drop.

    They drop this gravel into a big drum which is continually revolving.

    It has caused the sword to drop from the hand of the military leader.

    The workmen now tilt it and drop in whatever carbon is needed.

    That's about while I felt the ball through my arm, and my gun had to drop.

    When they become larger, they drop to the bottom of the grainer.

Word Origin & History of - drop

    Word Origin & History

    drop O.E. dropa, from P.Gmc. drupon, from PIE *dhreub-. Meaning "lozenge, hard candy" is 1723. The verb (O.E.) originally meant "fall in drops;" transitive sense "allow to fall" is mid-14c. Related: Dropped; dropping. Drop in the bucket (late 14c.) is from Isa. ix.15 [K.J.V.]. Exclamation drop dead is from 1934; as an adj. meaning "stunning, excellent" it is first recorded 1970. At the drop of a hat "suddenly" is from 1854; drop-in "casual visit" is 1819; drop-kick is 1857.