Definitions for drop

Definitions for (noun) drop

Main entry: drop

Definition: the act of dropping something

Usage: they expected the drop would be successful

Main entry: drop

Definition: a central depository where things can be left or picked up

Main entry: drop, drop cloth, drop curtain

Definition: a curtain that can be lowered and raised onto a stage from the flies; often used as background scenery

Main entry: dip, drop, fall, free fall

Definition: a sudden sharp decrease in some quantity

Usage: 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

Main entry: fall, drop

Definition: a free and rapid descent by the force of gravity

Usage: it was a miracle that he survived the drop from that height

Main entry: drop

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

Main entry: cliff, drop, drop-off

Definition: a steep high face of rock

Usage: he stood on a high cliff overlooking the town; a steep drop

Main entry: drib, driblet, drop

Definition: a small indefinite quantity (especially of a liquid)

Usage: 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

Main entry: pearl, bead, drop

Definition: a shape that is spherical and small

Usage: he studied the shapes of low-viscosity drops; beads of sweat on his forehead

Definitions for (verb) drop

Main entry: drop

Definition: give birth; used for animals

Usage: The cow dropped her calf this morning

Main entry: deteriorate, devolve, degenerate, drop

Definition: grow worse

Usage: Her condition deteriorated; Conditions in the slums degenerated; The discussion devolved into a shouting match

Main entry: drop

Definition: fall or sink into a state of exhaustion or death

Usage: shop til you drop

Main entry: drop, knock off

Definition: stop pursuing or acting

Usage: drop a lawsuit; knock it off!

Main entry: drop, flatten

Definition: lower the pitch of (musical notes)

Main entry: drop

Definition: go down in value

Usage: Stock prices dropped

Main entry: drop

Definition: change from one level to another

Usage: She dropped into army jargon

Main entry: drop, leave out, pretermit, miss, overleap, overlook, neglect, omit

Definition: leave undone or leave out

Usage: How could I miss that typo?; The workers on the conveyor belt miss one out of ten

Main entry: drop

Definition: omit (a letter or syllable) in speaking or writing

Usage: New Englanders drop their post-vocalic r's

Main entry: drop

Definition: utter with seeming casualness

Usage: drop a hint; drop names

Main entry: drop

Definition: lose (a game)

Usage: The Giants dropped 11 of their first 13

Main entry: drop

Definition: take (a drug, especially LSD), by mouth

Usage: She dropped acid when she was a teenager

Main entry: cut down, drop, strike down, fell

Definition: cause to fall by or as if by delivering a blow

Usage: strike down a tree; Lightning struck down the hikers

Main entry: discharge, drop, drop off, put down, set down, unload

Definition: leave or unload

Usage: unload the cargo; drop off the passengers at the hotel

Main entry: shake off, shed, drop, cast, cast off, throw, throw away, throw off

Definition: get rid of

Usage: he shed his image as a pushy boss; shed your clothes

Main entry: dribble, drip, drop

Definition: let or cause to fall in drops

Usage: dribble oil into the mixture

Main entry: drop

Definition: to fall vertically

Usage: the bombs are dropping on enemy targets

Main entry: drop

Definition: let fall to the ground

Usage: Don't drop the dishes

Main entry: sink, drop, drop down

Definition: fall or descend to a lower place or level

Usage: He sank to his knees

Main entry: spend, expend, drop

Definition: pay out

Usage: spend money

Main entry: drop

Definition: terminate an association with

Usage: drop him from the Republican ticket

Main entry: send away, send packing, drop, dismiss

Definition: stop associating with

Usage: They dropped her after she had a child out of wedlock

Main entry: dangle, drop, swing

Definition: hang freely

Usage: the ornaments dangled from the tree; The light dropped from the ceiling

Visual thesaurus for drop