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Definition of Drop

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Same as Gutta.
  • Any small pendent ornament.
  • Whatever is arranged to drop, hang, or fall from an elevated position; also, a contrivance for lowering something
  • 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.
  • Any medicine the dose of which is measured by drops; as, lavender drops.
  • The depth of a square sail; -- generally applied to the courses only.
  • Act of dropping; sudden fall or descent.
  • To pour or let fall in drops; to pour in small globules; to distill.
  • 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.
  • To let go; to dismiss; to set aside; to have done with; to discontinue; to forsake; to give up; to omit.
  • 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.
  • To lower, as a curtain, or the muzzle of a gun, etc.
  • To send, as a letter; as, please drop me a line, a letter, word.
  • To give birth to; as, to drop a lamb.
  • To cover with drops; to variegate; to bedrop.
  • To fall in drops.
  • To fall, in general, literally or figuratively; as, ripe fruit drops from a tree; wise words drop from the lips.
  • To let drops fall; to discharge itself in drops.
  • To fall dead, or to fall in death; as, dropping like flies.
  • To come to an end; to cease; to pass out of mind; as, the affair dropped.
  • To come unexpectedly; -- with in or into; as, my old friend dropped in a moment.
  • To fall or be depressed; to lower; as, the point of the spear dropped a little.
  • To fall short of a mark.
  • To be deep in extent; to descend perpendicularly; as, her main topsail drops seventeen yards.
  • the act of dropping something
  • a central depository where things can be left or picked up
  • a curtain that can be lowered and raised onto a stage from the flies; often used as background scenery
  • a sudden sharp decrease in some quantity
  • a free and rapid descent by the force of gravity
  • a predetermined hiding place for the deposit and distribution of illicit goods (such as drugs or stolen property)
  • a steep high face of rock
  • a small indefinite quantity (especially of a liquid)
  • a shape that is spherical and small
  • give birth; used for animals
  • grow worse
  • fall or sink into a state of exhaustion or death
  • stop pursuing or acting
  • lower the pitch of (musical notes)
  • go down in value
  • change from one level to another
  • leave undone or leave out
  • omit (a letter or syllable) in speaking or writing
  • utter with seeming casualness
  • lose (a game)
  • take (a drug, especially LSD), by mouth
  • cause to fall by or as if by delivering a blow
  • remove (cargo, people, etc.) from and leave
  • get rid of
  • let or cause to fall in drops
  • to fall vertically
  • let fall to the ground
  • fall or descend to a lower place or level
  • pay out
  • terminate an association with
  • stop associating with
  • hang freely

How to use drop in a sentence. Drop pronunciation.

For, at the question, curtains seemed to drop from all around me, and leave me in the midst of pains and miseries, in a chill air that froze me to the marrow.
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The one drop of comfort in his cup was the fact that the displeasure of the Effendina against himself was removed, and that he had, therefore, his foot once more inside the Palace.
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If a word was long and grand and resonant, that was sufficient to win the old man's love, and he would drop that word into the most out-of-the-way place in a sentence or a subject, and be as pleased with it as if it were perfectly luminous with meaning.
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We climbed the mountain sides, and clambered among sage-brush, rocks and snow till we were ready to drop with exhaustion, but found no silver-nor yet any gold.
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If I shou'd go away, I am sure the Custom wou'd quickly drop off; for I am the Person most respected by the Customers, and therefore I think I have the best Title of you all to Preheminence.
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Most High, art my witness that I earnestly seek it, but so soon as the thorns tear my flesh the drops of blood turn to roses, and if I put them aside, others come and still fling garlands in my way.
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Not a drop of blood was drawn!
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And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops, of blood falling down to the ground.
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In talking with Cobb, Louise seemed to drop a degree or so in social status; her language was much less careful than when she conversed with the Mumfords, and even her voice struck a note of less refinement.
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She opened her umbrella, for heavy drops had begun to fall; they pattered on Cobb's hard felt hat, and Louise tried to shelter him as well as herself.
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But only light drops were falling.
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The Lord woke me up out of a sound sleep, just as the first few drops fell_!
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What MORE to do I knew not, except to _pray_. Finally, I was impressed to write a line and drop it into the post-office, and I obeyed the impression, telling him, if he got it, to meet me at a stated place, the next morning, at ten o'clock.
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Crew and passengers were finally reduced to a few drops of water and one potato a day, and they merely waited death from starvation or drowning.
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I told Him that I felt assured that He could help me, and that He would. "Now I stand here, and I tell you all most solemnly, _that Jesus took me at my word_. He did take away my appetite then and there, so that, from that sacred moment of casting myself on his help, I have not tasted a drop of liquor, nor _desired_ to taste it.
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His very soul seemed to drink in the falling drops.
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It divided north and south, and passed about a quarter of a mile on either side of them, reunited again and passed on, and not one solitary drop of rain fell on that encampment.
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He was _a victim to strong drink_ at that time, but _blessed be God, he has not drank one drop for five months_." SPIRITUAL STRENGTH.
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At last the child came into the world; and the Emperor immediately rushed into the apartment, embracing the Empress with extreme tenderness, without glancing at the child, which was thought to be dead; and in fact, it was seven minutes before he gave any signs of life, though a few drops of brandy were blown into his mouth and many efforts made to revive him.
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And imagine the feelings of those bald-heads, and the exultation of their recent audience when the ancient captain would begin to drop casual and indifferent remarks of a reminiscent nature-about islands that had disappeared, and cutoffs that had been made, a generation before the oldest bald-head in the company had ever set his foot in a pilot-house! Many and many a time did this ancient mariner appear on the scene in the above fashion, and spread disaster and humiliation around him.
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Examples of Drop

Example #1
He stopped weaving, and peered over at me with his staring blue eyes, and I felt a sudden quickening of the heart.
Example #2
For we are the last, Davy, the last of the Claridges.
Example #3
When he came back from the war he would win his way to power again.
Example #4
To-morrow he, Achmet, must go into the desert with the army, and this hated Inglesi would remain behind to have his will with Kaid.
Example #5
We four always spread our common stock of blankets together on the frozen ground, and slept side by side; and finding that our foolish, long-legged hound pup had a deal of animal heat in him, Oliphant got to admitting him to the bed, between himself and Mr. Ballou, hugging the dog's warm back to his breast and finding great comfort in it.
Example #6
In truth his air was so natural and so simple that one was always catching himself accepting his stately sentences as meaning something, when they really meant nothing in the world.