[drɒp] or [drɑp]


(noun.) the act of dropping something; 'they expected the drop would be successful'.

(noun.) a central depository where things can be left or picked up.

(noun.) 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'; 'a dip in prices'; 'when that became known the price of their stock went into free fall'.

(noun.) a free and rapid descent by the force of gravity; 'it was a miracle that he survived the drop from that height'.

(noun.) a predetermined hiding place for the deposit and distribution of illicit goods (such as drugs or stolen property).

(noun.) a small indefinite quantity (especially of a liquid); 'he had a drop too much to drink'; 'a drop of each sample was analyzed'; 'there is not a drop of pity in that man'; 'years afterward, they would pay the blood-money, driblet by driblet'--Kipling.

(noun.) a shape that is spherical and small; 'he studied the shapes of low-viscosity drops'; 'beads of sweat on his forehead'.

(verb.) give birth; used for animals; 'The cow dropped her calf this morning'.

(verb.) fall or sink into a state of exhaustion or death; 'shop til you drop'.

(verb.) stop pursuing or acting; 'drop a lawsuit'; 'knock it off!'.

(verb.) go down in value; 'Stock prices dropped'.

(verb.) change from one level to another; 'She dropped into army jargon'.

(verb.) omit (a letter or syllable) in speaking or writing; ' New Englanders drop their post-vocalic r's'.

(verb.) utter with seeming casualness; 'drop a hint'; drop names'.

(verb.) lose (a game); 'The Giants dropped 11 of their first 13'.

(verb.) take (a drug, especially LSD), by mouth; 'She dropped acid when she was a teenager'.

(verb.) leave or unload; 'unload the cargo'; 'drop off the passengers at the hotel'.

(verb.) to fall vertically; 'the bombs are dropping on enemy targets'.

(verb.) let fall to the ground; 'Don't drop the dishes'.

(verb.) terminate an association with; 'drop him from the Republican ticket'.

校对:米利森特--From WordNet


(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.

(n.) 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.

(n.) Same as Gutta.

(n.) Any small pendent ornament.

(n.) Whatever is arranged to drop, hang, or fall from an elevated position; also, a contrivance for lowering something

(n.) 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.

(n.) A machine for lowering heavy weights, as packages, coal wagons, etc., to a ship's deck.

(n.) A contrivance for temporarily lowering a gas jet.

(n.) A curtain which drops or falls in front of the stage of a theater, etc.

(n.) A drop press or drop hammer.

(n.) The distance of the axis of a shaft below the base of a hanger.

(n.) Any medicine the dose of which is measured by drops; as, lavender drops.

(n.) The depth of a square sail; -- generally applied to the courses only.

(n.) Act of dropping; sudden fall or descent.

(n.) To pour or let fall in drops; to pour in small globules; to distill.

(n.) 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.

(n.) To let go; to dismiss; to set aside; to have done with; to discontinue; to forsake; to give up; to omit.

(n.) 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.

(n.) To lower, as a curtain, or the muzzle of a gun, etc.

(n.) To send, as a letter; as, please drop me a line, a letter, word.

(n.) To give birth to; as, to drop a lamb.

(n.) To cover with drops; to variegate; to bedrop.

(v. i.) To fall in drops.

(v. i.) To fall, in general, literally or figuratively; as, ripe fruit drops from a tree; wise words drop from the lips.

(v. i.) To let drops fall; to discharge itself in drops.

(v. i.) To fall dead, or to fall in death.

(v. i.) To come to an end; to cease; to pass out of mind; as, the affair dropped.

(v. i.) To come unexpectedly; -- with in or into; as, my old friend dropped in a moment.

(v. i.) To fall or be depressed; to lower; as, the point of the spear dropped a little.

(v. i.) To fall short of a mark.

(v. i.) To be deep in extent; to descend perpendicularly; as, her main topsail drops seventeen yards.



n. [1]. Globule.[2]. Ear-ring.

v. a. [1]. Lower, sink, depress, let down, let fall, let go.[2]. Leave, quit, forsake, desert, relinquish, abandon, forswear, give up, give over.[3]. Discontinue, intermit, remit, cease, desist from, break off, leave off, lay aside.[4]. Bedrop, spot, speckle, variegate.

v. n. [1]. Distil, fall in drops.[2]. Fall suddenly.[3]. Cease, come to an end, come to nothing.



SYN:Ooze, emanate, distil, percolate, fall, decline, descend, faint, droop

ANT:Evaporate, rally, rise, soar, ascend, recover





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