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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Drop  \Drop\,  n.  [OE.  drope,  AS  dropa;  akin  to  OS  dropo,  D. 
  drop,  OHG.  tropo,  G.  tropfen  Icel.  dropi,  Sw  droppe;  and 
  Fr  AS  dre['o]pan  to  drip,  drop;  akin  to  OS  driopan  D. 
  druipen  OHG.  triofan  G.  triefen  Icel.  drj?pa.  Cf  {Drip}, 
  {Droop}.] 
  1.  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. 
 
  With  minute  drops  from  off  the  eaves.  --Milton. 
 
  As  dear  to  me  as  are  the  ruddy  drops  That  visit  my 
  sad  heart.  --  Shak. 
 
  That  drop  of  peace  divine.  --Keble. 
 
  2.  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. 
 
  3.  (Arch.) 
  a  Same  as  {Gutta}. 
  b  Any  small  pendent  ornament. 
 
  4.  Whatever  is  arranged  to  drop,  hang,  or  fall  from  an 
  elevated  position;  also  a  contrivance  for  lowering 
  something  as: 
  a  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 
  b  A  machine  for  lowering  heavy  weights,  as  packages, 
  coal  wagons,  etc.,  to  a  ship's  deck. 
  c  A  contrivance  for  temporarily  lowering  a  gas  jet. 
  d  A  curtain  which  drops  or  falls  in  front  of  the  stage 
  of  a  theater,  etc 
  e  A  drop  press  or  drop  hammer. 
  f  (Mach.)  The  distance  of  the  axis  of  a  shaft  below  the 
  base  of  a  hanger. 
 
  5.  pl  Any  medicine  the  dose  of  which  is  measured  by  drops; 
  as  lavender  drops. 
 
  6.  (Naut.)  The  depth  of  a  square  sail;  --  generally  applied 
  to  the  courses  only.  --Ham.  Nav.  Encyc. 
 
  7.  Act  of  dropping;  sudden  fall  or  descent. 
 
  {Ague  drop},  {Black  drop}.  See  under  {Ague},  {Black}. 
 
  {Drop  by  drop},  in  small  successive  quantities;  in  repeated 
  portions.  ``Made  to  taste  drop  by  drop  more  than  the 
  bitterness  of  death.''  --Burke. 
 
  {Drop  curtain}.  See  {Drop},  n.,  4. 
  d  . 
 
  {Drop  forging}.  (Mech.) 
  a  A  forging  made  in  dies  by  a  drop  hammer. 
  b  The  process  of  making  drop  forgings. 
 
  {Drop  hammer}  (Mech.),  a  hammer  for  forging,  striking  up 
  metal,  etc.,  the  weight  being  raised  by  a  strap  or  similar 
  device,  and  then  released  to  drop  on  the  metal  resting  on 
  an  anvil  or  die. 
 
  {Drop  kick}  (Football),  a  kick  given  to  the  ball  as  it 
  rebounds  after  having  been  dropped  from  the  hands. 
 
  {Drop  lake},  a  pigment  obtained  from  Brazil  wood.  --Mollett. 
 
  {Drop  letter},  a  letter  to  be  delivered  from  the  same  office 
  where  posted. 
 
  {Drop  press}  (Mech.),  a  drop  hammer;  sometimes  a  dead-stroke 
  hammer;  --  also  called  drop. 
 
  {Drop  scene},  a  drop  curtain  on  which  a  scene  is  painted.  See 
  {Drop},  n.,  4. 
  d  . 
 
  {Drop  seed}.  (Bot.)  See  the  List  under  {Glass}. 
 
  {Drop  serene}.  (Med.)  See  {Amaurosis}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Drop  \Drop\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  fall  in  drops. 
 
  The  kindly  dew  drops  from  the  higher  tree,  And  wets 
  the  little  plants  that  lowly  dwell.  --Spenser. 
 
  2.  To  fall,  in  general,  literally  or  figuratively;  as  ripe 
  fruit  drops  from  a  tree;  wise  words  drop  from  the  lips. 
 
  Mutilations  of  which  the  meaning  has  dropped  out  of 
  memory.  --H.  Spencer. 
 
  When  the  sound  of  dropping  nuts  is  heard.  --Bryant. 
 
  3.  To  let  drops  fall;  to  discharge  itself  in  drops. 
 
  The  heavens  .  .  .  dropped  at  the  presence  of  God. 
  --Ps.  lxviii. 
  8. 
 
  4.  To  fall  dead,  or  to  fall  in  death. 
 
  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  --Digby. 
 
  5.  To  come  to  an  end  to  cease;  to  pass  out  of  mind;  as  the 
  affair  dropped.  --Pope. 
 
  6.  To  come  unexpectedly;  --  with  in  or  into  as  my  old 
  friend  dropped  in  a  moment.  --Steele. 
 
  Takes  care  to  drop  in  when  he  thinks  you  are  just 
  seated.  --Spectator. 
 
  7.  To  fall  or  be  depressed;  to  lower;  as  the  point  of  the 
  spear  dropped  a  little. 
 
  8.  To  fall  short  of  a  mark.  [R.] 
 
  Often  it  drops  or  overshoots  by  the  disproportion  of 
  distance.  --Collier. 
 
  9.  To  be  deep  in  extent;  to  descend  perpendicularly;  as  her 
  main  topsail  drops  seventeen  yards. 
 
  {To  drop  astern}  (Naut.),  to  go  astern  of  another  vessel;  to 
  be  left  behind;  to  slacken  the  speed  of  a  vessel  so  as  to 
  fall  behind  and  to  let  another  pass  a  head. 
 
  {To  drop  down}  (Naut.),  to  sail,  row,  or  move  down  a  river, 
  or  toward  the  sea. 
 
  {To  drop  off},  to  fall  asleep  gently;  also  to  die.  [Colloq.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Drop  \Drop\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Dropped}or  {Dropt};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Dropping}.]  [OE.  droppen,  AS  dropan  v.  i.  See 
  {Drop},  n.] 
  1.  To  pour  or  let  fall  in  drops;  to  pour  in  small  globules; 
  to  distill.  ``The  trees  drop  balsam.''  --Creech. 
 
  The  recording  angel,  as  he  wrote  it  down  dropped  a 
  tear  upon  the  word  and  blotted  it  out  forever. 
  --Sterne. 
 
  2.  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. 
 
  3.  To  let  go  to  dismiss;  to  set  aside;  to  have  done  with  to 
  discontinue;  to  forsake;  to  give  up  to  omit. 
 
  They  suddenly  drop't  the  pursuit.  --S.  Sharp. 
 
  That  astonishing  ease  with  which  fine  ladies  drop 
  you  and  pick  you  up  again  --Thackeray. 
 
  The  connection  had  been  dropped  many  years.  --  Sir 
  W.  Scott. 
 
  Dropping  the  too  rough  H  in  Hell  and  Heaven. 
  --Tennyson. 
 
  4.  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 
 
  5.  To  lower,  as  a  curtain,  or  the  muzzle  of  a  gun,  etc 
 
  6.  To  send  as  a  letter;  as  please  drop  me  a  line  a  letter, 
  word 
 
  7.  To  give  birth  to  as  to  drop  a  lamb. 
 
  8.  To  cover  with  drops;  to  variegate;  to  bedrop. 
 
  Show  to  the  sun  their  waved  coats  dropped  with  gold. 
  --Milton. 
 
  {To  drop  a  vessel}  (Naut.),  to  leave  it  astern  in  a  race  or  a 
  chase;  to  outsail  it 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gutta  \Gut"ta\,  n.;  pl  {Gutt[AE]}.  [L.] 
  1.  A  drop. 
 
  2.  (Arch.)  One  of  a  series  of  ornaments,  in  the  form  of  a 
  frustum  of  a  cone,  attached  to  the  lower  part  of  the 
  triglyphs,  and  also  to  the  lower  faces  of  the  mutules,  in 
  the  Doric  order  --  called  also  {campana},  and  {drop}. 
 
  {Gutta  serena}  [L.,  lit.  serene  or  clear  drop]  (Med.), 
  amaurosis. 
 
  {Gutt[ae]  band}>  (Arch.),  the  listel  or  band  from  which  the 
  gutt[ae]  hang. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  drop 
  n  1:  a  shape  that  is  small  and  round;  "he  studied  the  shapes  of 
  low-viscosity  drops";  "beads  of  sweat  on  his  forehead" 
  [syn:  {bead},  {pearl}] 
  2:  a  small  quantity  of  liquid;  "one  drop  of  each  sample  was 
  analyzed";  "any  child  with  a  drop  of  negro  blood  was 
  legally  a  negro"  [syn:  {driblet}] 
  3:  a  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"  [syn:  {fall}] 
  4:  a  predetermined  hiding  place  for  the  deposit  and 
  distribution  of  illicit  goods  (such  as  drugs  or  stolen 
  property) 
  5:  a  free  and  rapid  descent  by  the  force  of  gravity;  "it  was  a 
  miracle  that  he  survived  the  drop  from  that  height"  [syn: 
  {fall},  {falling}] 
  6:  a  curtain  that  can  be  lowered  and  raised  onto  a  stage  [syn: 
  {drop  curtain},  {drop  cloth}] 
  7:  a  central  depository  where  things  can  be  left  or  picked  up 
  8:  the  act  of  dropping  something  "they  expected  the  drop  would 
  be  successful" 
  v  1:  let  fall  to  the  ground;  "Don't  drop  the  dishes" 
  2:  to  fall  vertically:  "the  bombs  are  dropping  on  enemy 
  targets" 
  3:  go  down  in  value;  "Stock  prices  dropped" 
  4:  fall  or  drop  to  a  lower  place  or  level;  "He  sank  to  his 
  knees."  [syn:  {sink},  {drop  down}]  [ant:  {rise}] 
  5:  terminate  an  association  with  "drop  him  from  the  Republican 
  ticket" 
  6:  utter  casually;  "drop  a  hint" 
  7:  stop  pursuing  or  acting;  "drop  a  lawsuit";  "knock  it  off!" 
  [syn:  {knock  off}] 
  8:  leave  or  unload,  esp.  of  passengers  or  cargo;  [syn:  {set 
  down},  {put  down},  {unload}] 
  9:  as  of  trees  or  people  [syn:  {fell},  {strike  down},  {cut  down}] 
  10:  of  games,  in  sports:  "The  Giants  dropped  11  of  their  first 
  13" 
  11:  pay  out  "spend  money"  [syn:  {spend},  {expend}] 
  12:  lower  the  pitch  of  (musical  notes)  [syn:  {flatten}]  [ant:  {sharpen}] 
  13:  hang  freely;  "the  ornaments  dangled  from  the  tree";  "The 
  light  dropped  from  the  ceiling"  [syn:  {dangle},  {swing}] 
  14:  stop  associating  with  "They  dropped  her  after  she  had  a 
  child  out  of  wedlock"  [syn:  {dismiss},  {send  packing},  {send 
  away}] 
  15:  get  rid  of  "he  shed  his  image  as  a  pushy  boss"  [syn:  {shed}, 
  {cast},  {cast  off},  {shake  off},  {throw},  {throw  off},  {throw 
  away}] 
  16:  leave  undone  or  leave  out  "How  could  I  miss  that  typo?"; 
  "The  workers  on  the  conveyor  belt  miss  one  out  of  ten" 
  [syn:  {neglect},  {omit},  {miss},  {leave  out},  {overlook}, 
  {overleap}]  [ant:  {attend  to}] 
  17:  change  from  one  level  to  another;  "She  dropped  into  army 
  jargon" 
  18:  grow  worse;  "Her  condition  deteriorated"  [syn:  {deteriorate}, 
  {degenerate}]  [ant:  {recuperate}] 
  19:  give  birth;  used  for  animals;  "The  cow  dropped  her  calf  this 
  morning" 




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