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.
The space or distance below a cliff or other high position into which someone or something could fall.
A fall, descent; an act of dropping.
It moved in surges, like a roller coaster on a series of drops and high-banked turns.
A place where items or supplies may be left for others to collect, sometimes associated with criminal activity; a drop-off point.
An instance of dropping supplies or making a delivery, sometimes associated with delivery of supplies by parachute.
(chiefly Britain, Australia) A small amount of an alcoholic beverage
(chiefly Britain, when used with the definite article (the drop)) Alcoholic spirits in general.
(Ireland, informal) A single measure of whisky.
A small, round, sweet piece of hard candy, e.g. a lemon drop; a lozenge.
(American football) A dropped pass.
(American football) A drop-back.
(Rugby football) A drop-kick.
In a woman, the difference between bust circumference and hip circumference; in a man, the difference between chest circumference and waist circumference.
(sports, usually with definite article "the") relegation from one division to a lower one
(video games, online gaming) Any item dropped by defeated enemies.
(music) A point in a song, usually electronic-styled music such as dubstep, house, trance or trap, where there is a very noticeable and pleasing change in tempo, bass, and/or overall tone; also known as the highlight or climax.
(US, banking, dated) An unsolicited credit card issue.
The vertical length of a hanging curtain.
That which resembles or hangs like a liquid drop: a hanging diamond ornament, an earring, a glass pendant on a chandelier, etc.
(architecture) A gutta.
A mechanism for lowering something, such as: a trapdoor; a machine for lowering heavy weights onto a ship's deck; a device for temporarily lowering a gas jet; a curtain which falls in front of a theatrical stage; etc.
(slang) (With definite article) A gallows; a sentence of hanging.
2015 "All The Lost Children" The Frankenstein Chronicles episode 3 at 26 minutes 40 seconds
Crook "I'll find the killers for you, I swear." Cop "So why didn't you?" Crook "I'm scared of 'em." Cop "More than the drop?" Crook "Aye. Maybe."
A drop press or drop hammer.
(engineering) The distance of the axis of a shaft below the base of a hanger.
(nautical) The depth of a square sail; generally applied to the courses only.
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The cover mounted on a swivel over a keyhole, that rests over the keyhole when not in use to keep out debris, but is swiveled out of the way before inserting the key.
drop (third-person singular simple presentdrops, present participledropping, simple past and past participledroppedor(archaic)dropt)
(intransitive) To fall in droplets (of a liquid). [from 11th c.]
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The kindly dew drops from the higher tree, / And wets the little plants that lowly dwell.
(transitive) To drip (a liquid). [form 14th c.]
The equipment shows how much the glacier has moved and the amount it dropped in height over the summer.
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The trees drop balsam.
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The recording angel, as he wrote it down, dropped a tear upon the word and blotted it out forever.
(intransitive) Generally, to fall (straight down). [from 14th c.]
(transitive, ergative) To let fall; to allow to fall (either by releasing hold of, or losing one's grip on). [from 14th c.]
(intransitive, obsolete) To let drops fall; to discharge itself in drops.
1611 King James Bible, Psalms 68:8
The heavens […]dropped at the presence of God.
(transitive) To lower; to move to a lower position.
(transitive) To set down from a vehicle; to deliver or deposit by stopping.
Could you drop me at the airport on your way to work tomorrow?
(intransitive) To sink quickly to the ground. [from 15th c.]
(intransitive) To fall dead, or to fall in death.
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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.
(intransitive) To come to an end (by not being kept up); to stop. [from 17th c.]
1897, Henry James, What Maisie Knew:
Maisie's faith in Mrs. Wix for instance had suffered no lapse from the fact that all communication with her had temporarily dropped.
(transitive) To mention casually or incidentally, usually in conversation. [from 17th c.]
(transitive, slang) To part with or spend (money). [from 17th c.]
1949, The Atlantian, v 8, Atlanta: United States Penitentiary, p 41:
The question was: Who put the most in the collection box? The wealthy guy, who dropped a “C” note, or the tattered old dame who parted with her last tarnished penny.
2000, Lisa Reardon, Blameless: A Novel, Random House, p 221:
I forked over the $19.25. I was in no position to be dropping twenties like gumdrops but I deserved something good from this crappy morning.
(transitive) To cease concerning oneself over; to have nothing more to do with (a subject, discussion etc.). [from 17th c.]
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They suddenly drop't the pursuit.
1859, William Makepeace Thackeray, The Virginians: A Tale of the Last Century
that astonishing ease with which fine ladies drop you and pick you up again
1815, Sir Walter Scott, Guy Mannering; Or, The Astrologer
The connection had been dropped many years.
(intransitive) To lessen, decrease, or diminish in value, condition, degree, etc. [from 18th c.]
(transitive) To let (a letter etc.) fall into a postbox; to send (a letter or message) in an offhand manner. [from 18th c.]
(transitive) To make (someone or something) fall to the ground from a blow, gunshot etc.; to bring down, to shoot down. [from 18th c.]
1846, ed. by G. W. Nickisson, “Elephant-Shooting in Ceylon”, in Fraser's Magazine, vol. XXXIII, no. CXCVII
page 562: ...if the first shot does not drop him, and he rushes on, the second will be a very hurried and most likely ineffectual one...
page 568 ...with a single shot he dropped him like a master of the art.
1892, Alexander A. A. Kinloch, Large Game Shooting in Thibet, the Himalayas, Northern and Central India, page 126
As with all other animals, a shot behind the shoulder is the most likely to drop the beast on the spot[…]
1921, Daniel Henderson, Boone of the Wilderness, page 54
He dropped the beast with a bullet in its heart.
1985, Beastie Boys, Paul Revere:
The piano player's out, the music stopped / His boy had beef, and he got dropped...
1992, Dan Parkinson, Dust on the Wind, page 164
With a quick clench of the fist on Joey's throat, Bodie dropped him. The man crumpled to the ground[…]
(transitive, linguistics) To fail to write, or (especially) to pronounce (a syllable, letter etc.). [from 19th c.]
(cricket, of a fielder) To fail to make a catch from a batted ball that would have led to the batsman being out.
(transitive, slang) To swallow (a drug), particularly LSD. [from 20th c.]
(transitive) To dispose (of); get rid of; to remove; to lose.
(transitive) To eject; to dismiss; to cease to include, as if on a list.
2019, Louise Taylor, Alex Morgan heads USA past England into Women’s World Cup final (in The Guardian, 2 July 2019)
If Carly Telford’s replacement of Karen Bardsley, because of a hamstring injury, was enforced, the switch to 4-4-1-1 was not. This new-look configuration saw Rachel Daly deployed in front of Lucy Bronze down the right, Toni Duggan and Fran Kirby dropped, Beth Mead introduced on the left and Nikita Parris moved up front.
(gambling, intransitive) To drop out of the betting.
1990, Stewart Wolpin, The Rules of Neighborhood Poker According to Hoyle (page 219)
But more important, if I dropped, Marty would have won the hand automatically.
(rugby football) To score (a goal) by means of a drop kick.
(transitive, slang) To impart.
(transitive, music, computing, television, colloquial) To release to the public.
(transitive, music) To play a portion of music in the manner of a disc jockey.
(intransitive, music, television, colloquial) To enter public distribution.
(transitive, music) To tune (a guitar string, etc.) to a lower note.
(transitive) To cancel or end a scheduled event, project or course.
(transitive, fast food) To cook, especially by deep-frying or grilling.
(intransitive, of a voice) To lower in timbre, often relating to puberty.
(intransitive, of a sound or song) To lower in pitch, tempo, key, or other quality.
(intransitive, of people) To visit informally; used with in or by.
To give birth to.
To cover with drops; to variegate; to bedrop.
1667, John Milton, Paradise Lost
their waved coats dropped with gold
(informal, of the testicles) To hang lower and begin producing sperm due to puberty.
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Prod, Prod., dorp, prod
From Proto-Slavic*dropъty, which is a compound, whose first part is probably from Proto-Indo-European*dreh₂-(“run”) and the other from Proto-Slavic*pъta(“bird”), which is probably based on Proto-Indo-European*put-(“a young, a child, a little animal”).
Borrowed from Englishdrop(“act of dropping”).
(golf) dropping a new ball from hand from shoulder height and arm's length, if the original ball was lost.
drop in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
drop in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989
From Middle Dutchdrope(“drop”), from Old Dutchdropo, from Proto-Germanic*drupô. The sense "licorice" developed from the sense "drop of licorice extract"; compare also English Englishlemon drop.
dropf (pluraldroppen, diminutivedropjen)
dropf or n (uncountable, diminutivedropjen)
licorice, especially a variety sold as small sweets/candies.
Borrowed from Englishdrop.
(rugby) drop goal
“drop” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
From Proto-Slavic*dropъty, whose first part is probably from Proto-Indo-European*dreh₂-(“run”) and the other from Proto-Slavic*pъta(“bird”), which is probably based on Proto-Indo-European*put-(“a young, a child, a little animal”).
Compare Czechdrop and Russianдрофа(drofa). Cognate with GermanTrappe.
bustard; a bird belonging to the family Otididae, especially the great bustard (Otis tarda) or any member of the genus Ardeotis
drop in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN