Definition of Drop

1. Noun. A shape that is spherical and small. "Beads of sweat on his forehead"

Exact synonyms: Bead, Pearl
Generic synonyms: Sphere
Specialized synonyms: Dewdrop, Teardrop
Derivative terms: Bead, Beady, Droplet

2. Verb. Let fall to the ground. "The girls drop the wooden sticks"; "Don't drop the dishes"
Generic synonyms: Displace, Move
Specialized synonyms: Plop, Dump, Hang, Plank Down, Plonk Down, Plump Down
Related verbs: Drop Down, Sink

3. Noun. A small indefinite quantity (especially of a liquid). "Years afterward, they would pay the blood-money, driblet by driblet"
Exact synonyms: Drib, Driblet
Specialized synonyms: Tear, Teardrop, Raindrop, Droplet, Eye-drop, Eyedrop
Generic synonyms: Small Indefinite Amount, Small Indefinite Quantity
Derivative terms: Droplet

4. Verb. To fall vertically. "The branches drop from the trees"; "The bombs are dropping on enemy targets"
Generic synonyms: Come Down, Descend, Fall, Go Down
Specialized synonyms: Dump, Plunge, Plummet, Plump, Flump, Flump Down, Decline

5. Noun. A sudden sharp decrease in some quantity. "When that became known the price of their stock went into free fall"
Exact synonyms: Dip, Fall, Free Fall
Generic synonyms: Decrease, Decrement
Specialized synonyms: Correction, Voltage Drop
Derivative terms: Fall

6. Verb. Go down in value. "The stock market is going to drop "; "Stock prices dropped"
Generic synonyms: Decline, Go Down, Wane
Specialized synonyms: Fall Off, Sink, Slump, Tumble

7. Noun. A steep high face of rock. "A steep drop"
Exact synonyms: Cliff, Drop-off
Specialized synonyms: Crag, Precipice
Generic synonyms: Formation, Geological Formation

8. Verb. Fall or descend to a lower place or level. "He sank to his knees"
Exact synonyms: Drop Down, Sink
Related verbs: Fall Off, Sink, Slump
Specialized synonyms: Drop Open, Fall Open, Droop, Flag, Sag, Swag, Sag, Sag Down
Generic synonyms: Change Posture

9. Noun. A predetermined hiding place for the deposit and distribution of illicit goods (such as drugs or stolen property).
Category relationships: Drug
Specialized synonyms: Dead Drop
Generic synonyms: Hiding Place

10. Verb. Terminate an association with. "Drop him from the Republican ticket"
Generic synonyms: Remove
Related verbs: Dismiss, Send Away, Send Packing

11. Noun. A free and rapid descent by the force of gravity. "It was a miracle that he survived the drop from that height"
Exact synonyms: Fall
Specialized synonyms: Free Fall, Plunge, Precipitation
Generic synonyms: Gravitation, Descent
Derivative terms: Fall, Fall

12. Verb. Utter with seeming casualness. "Drop names"

13. Noun. A curtain that can be lowered and raised onto a stage from the flies; often used as background scenery.
Exact synonyms: Drop Cloth, Drop Curtain
Generic synonyms: Curtain, Drape, Drapery, Mantle, Pall

14. Verb. Stop pursuing or acting. "Knock it off!"
Exact synonyms: Knock Off
Specialized synonyms: Nol.pros., Nolle Pros, Nolle Prosequi
Generic synonyms: Cease, Discontinue, Give Up, Lay Off, Quit, Stop

15. Noun. A central depository where things can be left or picked up.
Generic synonyms: Deposit, Depositary, Depository, Repository
Specialized synonyms: Maildrop

16. Verb. Leave or unload. "Drop off the passengers at the hotel"
Exact synonyms: Discharge, Drop Off, Put Down, Set Down, Unload
Generic synonyms: Deliver
Specialized synonyms: Wharf, Air-drop

17. Noun. The act of dropping something. "They expected the drop would be successful"
Generic synonyms: Descent

18. Verb. Cause to fall by or as if by delivering a blow. "They drop the trees"; "Lightning struck down the hikers"
Exact synonyms: Cut Down, Fell, Strike Down
Specialized synonyms: Chop Down, Poleax, Poleaxe, Log, Lumber, Cut
Generic synonyms: Cut
Causes: Come Down, Descend, Fall, Go Down
Derivative terms: Fell, Feller

19. Verb. Lose (a game). "The Giants dropped 11 of their first 13"
Category relationships: Athletics, Sport
Generic synonyms: Lose

20. Verb. Pay out. "They drop the money "; "Spend money"

21. Verb. Lower the pitch of (musical notes).
Exact synonyms: Flatten
Category relationships: Music
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Antonyms: Sharpen

22. Verb. Hang freely. "The lights drop from the ceiling"; "The light dropped from the ceiling"
Exact synonyms: Dangle, Swing
Generic synonyms: Hang
Specialized synonyms: Droop, Loll
Derivative terms: Swing, Swinging

23. Verb. Stop associating with. "They dropped her after she had a child out of wedlock"

24. Verb. Let or cause to fall in drops. "The women drop water into the bowl"; "Dribble oil into the mixture"
Exact synonyms: Dribble, Drip
Generic synonyms: Pour
Related verbs: Drip
Derivative terms: Dribble, Drip, Dropper

25. Verb. Get rid of. "Shed your clothes"

26. Verb. Take (a drug, especially LSD), by mouth. "She dropped acid when she was a teenager"
Generic synonyms: Do Drugs, Drug

27. Verb. Omit (a letter or syllable) in speaking or writing. " New Englanders drop their post-vocalic r's"
Generic synonyms: Elide

28. Verb. Leave undone or leave out. "The workers on the conveyor belt miss one out of ten"

29. Verb. Change from one level to another. "She dropped into army jargon"
Generic synonyms: Change

30. Verb. Fall or sink into a state of exhaustion or death. "Shop til you drop"
Generic synonyms: Fall

31. Verb. Grow worse. "The discussion devolved into a shouting match"
Exact synonyms: Degenerate, Deteriorate, Devolve
Specialized synonyms: Fatigue, Jade, Pall, Tire, Weary, Fade, Languish, Rot, Waste
Generic synonyms: Decline, Worsen
Derivative terms: Degeneration, Degeneration, Degenerative, Deterioration, Deterioration
Antonyms: Recuperate

32. Verb. Give birth; used for animals. "The cow dropped her calf this morning"
Generic synonyms: Bear, Birth, Deliver, Give Birth, Have

Definition of Drop

1. n. 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.

2. v. t. To pour or let fall in drops; to pour in small globules; to distill.

3. v. i. To fall in drops.

Definition of Drop

1. Noun. A small mass of liquid just large enough to hold its own weight via surface tension, usually one that falls from a source of liquid. ¹

2. Noun. The space or distance below a cliff or other high position into which someone or something could fall. ¹

3. Noun. A fall, descent; an act of dropping. ¹

4. Noun. A place where items or supplies may be left for others to collect, sometimes associated with criminal activity; a drop-off point. ¹

5. Noun. An instance of dropping supplies or making a delivery, sometimes associated with delivery of supplies by parachute. ¹

6. Noun. (chiefly British) a small amount of an alcoholic beverage; or when used with the definite article ('''the drop'''), alcoholic spirits in general. ¹

7. Noun. (Ireland informal) A single measure of whisky. ¹

8. Noun. A small, round, sweet piece of hard candy, e.g. a lemon drop; a lozenge. ¹

9. Noun. (American football) A dropped pass. ¹

10. Noun. (American football) Short for drop-back or drop back. ¹

11. Noun. ''In a woman'', the difference between bust circumference and hip circumference; ''in a man'', the difference between chest circumference and waist circumference. ¹

12. Noun. (video games online gaming) Any item dropped by defeated enemies. ¹

13. Noun. (music) A point in a song, usually electronic styled music such as dubstep, house and trance, where everything is played at once, also known highlight, or climax. ¹

14. Verb. (intransitive) To fall in droplets (of a liquid). (defdate from 11th c.) ¹

15. Verb. (transitive) To drip (a liquid). (defdate form 14th c.) ¹

16. Verb. (intransitive) Generally, to fall (straight down). (defdate from 14th c.) ¹

17. Verb. (transitive ergative) To let fall; to allow to fall (either by releasing hold of, or losing one's grip on). (defdate from 14th c.) ¹

18. Verb. (intransitive) To sink quickly to the ground. (defdate from 15th c.) ¹

19. Verb. (intransitive) To come to an end (by not being kept up); to stop. (defdate from 17th c.) ¹

20. Verb. (transitive) To express or utter casually or incidentally; to casually mention, usually in conversation. (defdate from 17th c.) ¹

21. Verb. (transitive slang) To part with or spend (money). (defdate from 17th c.) ¹

22. Verb. (transitive) To cease concerning oneself over; to have nothing more to do with (a subject, discussion etc.). (defdate from 17th c.) ¹

23. Verb. (intransitive) To lessen, decrease, or diminish in value, condition, degree, etc. (defdate from 18th c.) ¹

24. Verb. (transitive) To let (a letter etc.) fall into a postbox; to send (a letter or message). (defdate from 18th c.) ¹

25. Verb. (transitive) To make (someone or something) fall to the ground from a blow, gunshot etc.; to bring down, to shoot down. (defdate from 18th c.) ¹

26. Verb. (transitive linguistics) To fail to write, or (especially) to pronounce (a syllable, letter etc.). (defdate from 19th c.) ¹

27. Verb. (cricket of a fielder) To fail to make a catch from a batted ball that would have lead to the batsman being out. ¹

28. Verb. (transitive slang) To swallow (a drug), particularly LSD. (defdate from 20th c.) ¹

29. Verb. (transitive) to dispose (of); get rid of; to remove; to lose ¹

30. Verb. (transitive) to eject; to dismiss; to cease to include, as if on a list. ¹

31. Verb. (transitive slang) To impart. ¹

32. Verb. (transitive music African American Vernacular English) To release to the public. ¹

33. Verb. (intransitive music African American Vernacular English) To enter public distribution. ¹

34. Verb. (transitive) To cancel or end a scheduled event, project or course ¹

35. Verb. (transitive fast food) To cook, especially by deep-frying or grilling. ¹

36. Verb. (context: of a voice) ¹

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Definition of Drop

1. to fall in drops (globules) [v DROPPED or DROPT, DROPPING, DROPS]

Medical Definition of Drop

1. 1. To fall in drops. "The kindly dew drops from the higher tree, And wets the little plants that lowly dwell." (Spenser) 2. To fall, in general, literally or figuratively; as, ripe fruit drops from a tree; wise words drop from the lips. "Mutilations of which the meaning has dropped out of memory." (H. Spencer) "When the sound of dropping nuts is heard." (Bryant) 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. "Nothing, says Seneca, so soon reconciles us to the thoughts of our own death, as the prospect of one friend after another dropping round us." (Digby) 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. "Often it drops or overshoots by the disproportion of distance." (Collier) 9. To be deep in extent; to descend perpendicularly; as, her main topsail drops seventeen yards. To drop astern, to sail, row, or move down a river, or toward the sea. To drop off, to fall asleep gently; also, to die. 1. To pour or let fall in drops; to pour in small globules; to distill. "The trees drop balsam." "The recording angel, as he wrote it down, dropped a tear upon the word and blotted it out forever." (Sterne) 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. "They suddenly drop't the pursuit." (S. Sharp) "That astonishing ease with which fine ladies drop you and pick you up again." (Thackeray) "The connection had been dropped many years." (Sir W. Scott) "Dropping the too rough H in Hell and Heaven." (Tennyson) 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. "Show to the sun their waved coats dropped with gold." (Milton) To drop a vessel, to leave it astern in a race or a chase; to outsail it. Origin: OE. Droppen, AS. Dropan, v. I. See Drop. 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. "With minute drops from off the eaves." (Milton) "As dear to me as are the ruddy drops That visit my sad heart." (Shak) "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. Same as Gutta. Any small pendent ornament. 4. Whatever is arranged to drop, hang, or fall from an elevated position; also, a contrivance for lowering something; as: 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. 5. Any medicine the dose of which is measured by drops; as, lavender drops. 6. The depth of a square sail; generally applied to the courses only. 7. Act of dropping; sudden fall or descent. Ague drop, Black drop. See Ague, Black. Drop by drop, in small successive quantities; in repeated portions. "Made to taste drop by drop more than the bitterness of death." . Drop curtain. See Drop. 4. Drop forging. A drop hammer; sometimes, a dead-stroke hammer; also called drop. Drop scene, a drop curtain on which a scene is painted. See Drop. Drop seed. See Amaurosis. Origin: OE. Drope, AS. Dropa; akin to OS. Dropo, D. Drop, OHG. Tropo, G. Tropfen, Icel. Dropi, Sw. Droppe; and Fr. AS. Dreopan to drip, drop; akin to OS. Driopan, D. Druipen, OHG. Triofan, G. Triefen, Icel. Drjpa. Cf. Drip, Droop. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Drop

drooping brome
drooping juniper
drooping lily sign
drop (current term)
drop-down list
drop-down menu
drop-leaf table

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