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  3  definitions  found 
 
  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]: 
 
  Dropping  \Drop"ping\,  n. 
  1.  The  action  of  causing  to  drop  or  of  letting  drop;  falling. 
 
  2.  pl  That  which  falls  in  drops;  the  excrement  or  dung  of 
  animals. 
 
  {Dropping  bottle},  an  instrument  used  to  supply  small 
  quantities  of  a  fluid  to  a  test  tube  or  other  vessel. 
 
  {Dropping  fire},  a  continued  irregular  discharge  of  firearms. 
 
 
  {Dropping  tube},  a  tube  for  ejecting  any  liquid  in  drops. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dropping 
  adj  1:  falling  rapidly;  "dropping  prices";  "dropping  rate  of 
  production" 
  2:  coming  down  freely  under  the  influence  of  gravity;  "the 
  eerie  whistle  of  dropping  bombs";  "falling  rain"  [syn:  {falling}] 




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