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Definition of "drop" []

  • The smallest quantity of liquid heavy enough to fall in a spherical mass. See Table at measurement. (noun)
  • A small quantity of a substance. (noun)
  • Liquid medicine administered in drops. (noun)
  • A trace or hint: not a drop of pity. (noun)
  • Something shaped or hanging like a drop. (noun)
  • A small quantity of liquid that forms or falls in a spherical or pear-shaped mass; globule (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A very small quantity of liquid (noun)
  • A very small quantity of anything (noun)
  • Something resembling a drop in shape or size, such as a decorative pendant or small sweet (noun)
  • The act or an instance of falling; descent (noun)
  • A decrease in amount or value; slump (noun)
  • The vertical distance that anything may fall (noun)
  • A steep or sheer incline or slope (noun)
  • The act of unloading troops, equipment, or supplies by parachute (noun)
  • (in cable television) a short spur from a trunk cable that feeds signals to an individual house (noun)
  • A slot or aperture through which an object can be dropped to fall into a receptacle (noun)
  • The midships height of a sail bent to a fixed yard (noun)
  • A fall of the wicket (noun)
  • (of liquids) to fall or allow to fall in globules (verb)
  • To fall or allow to fall vertically (verb)
  • To allow to fall by letting go of (verb)
  • To sink or fall or cause to sink or fall to the ground, as from a blow, wound, shot, weariness, etc (verb)
  • To fall, move, or go in a specified manner, direction, etc (verb)
  • To pay a casual visit (to) (verb)
  • To decrease or cause to decrease in amount or value (verb)
  • To sink or cause to sink to a lower position, as on a scale (verb)
  • To make or become less in strength, volume, etc (verb)
  • To sink or decline in health or condition (verb)
  • To pass easily into a state or condition (verb)
  • To move along gently as with a current of water or air (verb)
  • To allow to pass casually in conversation (verb)
  • To leave out (a word or letter) (verb)
  • To set down or unload (passengers or goods) (verb)
  • To send or post (verb)
  • To discontinue; terminate (verb)
  • To cease to associate or have to do with (verb)
  • To cease to employ (verb)
  • To leave or deposit, esp at a specified place (verb)
  • (of animals) to give birth to (offspring) (verb)
  • To lose (money), esp when gambling (verb)
  • To lengthen (a hem, etc) (verb)
  • To unload (troops, equipment, or supplies) by parachute (verb)
  • To leave behind; sail out of sight of (verb)
  • To omit (a player) from a team (verb)
  • To lose (a score, game, or contest) (verb)
  • To hit or throw (a ball) into a goal (verb)
  • To hit (a ball) with a drop shot (verb)
  • To spin (the car) and (usually) crash out of the race (verb)
  • To swallow (a drug, esp a barbiturate or LSD) (verb)
  • Short for drop kick or drop-kick (verb)

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Use "drop" in a sentence
  • "To go to sleep naturally we must learn how to drop all the tension of the day and literally _drop_ to sleep like a baby."
  • "Apparently because the typical rain drop is the same size as a radio wave in the 12 GHZ or DISH Network signal."
  • "You could have heard a pin drop from the silence from scottd after being drop-kicked by post #28, Cantvotewell's ACTUAL VOTE AGAINST PROHIBITING ILLEGAL ALIENS from drawing from the economically corrupt, pyramid based, transfer payment ponzi scheme known as Social Security."