What is the meaning of drop?


  • A shape that is spherical and small.
    • usage: "he studied the shapes of low-viscosity drops"; "beads of sweat on his forehead"
  • A small indefinite quantity (especially of a liquid. ) "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
  • 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"
  • A steep high face of rock.
    • usage: "he stood on a high cliff overlooking the town"; "a steep drop"
  • A predetermined hiding place for the deposit and distribution of illicit goods (such as drugs or stolen property. )
  • A free and rapid descent by the force of gravity.
    • usage: "it was a miracle that he survived the drop from that height"
  • A curtain that can be lowered and raised onto a stage from the flies; often used as background scenery.
  • A central depository where things can be left or picked up.
  • The act of dropping something.
    • usage: "they expected the drop would be successful"


  • Let fall to the ground.
    • usage: "Don't drop the dishes"
  • To fall vertically.
    • usage: "the bombs are dropping on enemy targets"
  • Go down in value.
    • usage: "Stock prices dropped"
  • Fall or descend to a lower place or level.
    • usage: "He sank to his knees"
  • Terminate an association with.
    • usage: "drop him from the Republican ticket"
  • Utter with seeming casualness.
    • usage: "drop a hint"; drop names"
  • Stop pursuing or acting.
    • usage: "drop a lawsuit"; "knock it off"
  • Leave or unload.
    • usage: "unload the cargo"; "drop off the passengers at the hotel"
  • Cause to fall by or as if by delivering a blow.
    • usage: "strike down a tree"; "Lightning struck down the hikers"
  • Lose (a game. )
    • usage: "The Giants dropped 11 of their first 13"
  • Pay out.
    • usage: "spend money"
  • Lower the pitch of (musical notes.
  • Hang freely.
    • usage: "the ornaments dangled from the tree"; "The light dropped from the ceiling"
  • Stop associating with.
    • usage: "They dropped her after she had a child out of wedlock"
  • Let or cause to fall in drops.
    • usage: "dribble oil into the mixture"
  • Get rid of.
    • usage: "he shed his image as a pushy boss"; "shed your clothes"
  • Take (a drug, especially LSD), by mouth.
    • usage: "She dropped acid when she was a teenager"
  • Omit (a letter or syllable) in speaking or writing.
    • usage: " New Englanders drop their post-vocalic r's"
  • Leave undone or leave out.
    • usage: "How could I miss that typo"; "The workers on the conveyor belt miss one out of ten"
  • Change from one level to another.
    • usage: "She dropped into army jargon"
  • Fall or sink into a state of exhaustion or death.
    • usage: "shop til you drop"
  • Grow worse.
    • usage: "Her condition deteriorated"; "Conditions in the slums degenerated"; "The discussion devolved into a shouting match"
  • Give birth; used for animals.
    • usage: "The cow dropped her calf this morning"
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APAWordNet. (2010). drop. Retrieved May 26, 2019, from http://smartdefine.org/drop/definitions/1190028
ChicagoWordNet. 2010. "drop" http://smartdefine.org/drop/definitions/1190028 (accessed May 26, 2019).
HarvardWordNet 2010, drop, Smart Define, viewed 26 May, 2019, <http://smartdefine.org/drop/definitions/1190028>.
MLAWordNet. "drop" 23 October 2010. Web. 26 May 2019. <http://smartdefine.org/drop/definitions/1190028>
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