Definition of drop :
1. A contrivance for temporarily lowering a gas jet.
2. A curtain which drops or falls in front of the stage of a theater, etc.
3. 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.
4. A drop press or drop hammer.
5. A machine for lowering heavy weights, as packages, coal wagons, etc., to a ship's deck.
6. Act of dropping; sudden fall or descent.
7. Any medicine the dose of which is measured by drops; as, lavender drops.
8. Any small pendent ornament.
9. Same as Gutta.
10. 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.
11. The depth of a square sail; - generally applied to the courses only.
12. The distance of the axis of a shaft below the base of a hanger.
13. 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.
14. To be deep in extent; to descend perpendicularly; as, her main topsail drops seventeen yards.
15. 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.
16. 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.
17. To come to an end; to cease; to pass out of mind; as, the affair dropped.
18. To come unexpectedly; - with in or into; as, my old friend dropped in a moment.
19. To cover with drops; to variegate; to bedrop.
20. To fall dead, or to fall in death.
21. To fall in drops.
22. To fall or be depressed; to lower; as, the point of the spear dropped a little.
23. To fall short of a mark.
24. To fall, in general, literally or figuratively; as, ripe fruit drops from a tree; wise words drop from the lips.
25. To give birth to; as, to drop a lamb.
26. To lay out, apply, or employ in any way; to consume by use; to use up or distribute, either in payment or in donations; to spend; as, they expend money for food or in charity; to expend time labor, and thought; to expend hay in feeding cattle, oil in a lamp, water in mechanical operations.
27. To let drops fall; to discharge itself in drops.
28. To let go; to dismiss; to set aside; to have done with; to discontinue; to forsake; to give up; to omit.
29. To lower, as a curtain, or the muzzle of a gun, etc.
30. To pour or let fall in drops; to pour in small globules; to distill.
31. To send, as a letter; as, please drop me a line, a letter, word.
32. Whatever is arranged to drop, hang, or fall from an elevated position; also, a contrivance for lowering something
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descent (part of speech: noun)
particle (part of speech: noun)
lose (part of speech: verb)
lower (part of speech: verb)
plunge (part of speech: noun)
abandon (part of speech: verb)
descend (part of speech: verb)
rid (part of speech: verb)
- I'll drop it down to you, and you send the knife up. - "Smoke Bellew", Jack London.
- Why, madam, when the man threw that great thing down, which looks just like this, I saw that you were very sorry about it, and looked as if you had been just ready to drop. - "The History of Sandford and Merton", Thomas Day.
- Oh, drop those things! - "The Eagle's Heart", Hamlin Garland.