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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. a shape that is spherical and small; "he studied the shapes of low-viscosity drops"; "beads of sweat on his forehead"
    Synonym(s): drop, bead, pearl
  2. 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
    Synonym(s): drop, drib, driblet
  3. a sudden 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"; "a dip in prices"; "when that became known the price of their stock went into free fall"
    Synonym(s): drop, dip, fall, free fall
  4. a steep high face of rock; "he stood on a high cliff overlooking the town"; "a steep drop"
    Synonym(s): cliff, drop, drop-off
  5. a predetermined hiding place for the deposit and distribution of illicit goods (such as drugs or stolen property)
  6. a free and rapid descent by the force of gravity; "it was a miracle that he survived the drop from that height"
    Synonym(s): drop, fall
  7. a curtain that can be lowered and raised onto a stage from the flies; often used as background scenery
    Synonym(s): drop curtain, drop cloth, drop
  8. a central depository where things can be left or picked up
  9. the act of dropping something; "they expected the drop would be successful"
  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 descend to a lower place or level; "He sank to his knees"
    Synonym(s): sink, drop, drop down
  5. terminate an association with; "drop him from the Republican ticket"
  6. utter with seeming casualness; "drop a hint"; drop names"
  7. stop pursuing or acting; "drop a lawsuit"; "knock it off!"
    Synonym(s): drop, knock off
  8. leave or unload; "unload the cargo"; "drop off the passengers at the hotel"
    Synonym(s): drop, drop off, set down, put down, unload, discharge
  9. cause to fall by or as if by delivering a blow; "strike down a tree"; "Lightning struck down the hikers"
    Synonym(s): fell, drop, strike down, cut down
  10. lose (a game); "The Giants dropped 11 of their first 13"
  11. pay out; "spend money"
    Synonym(s): spend, expend, drop
  12. lower the pitch of (musical notes)
    Synonym(s): flatten, drop
    Antonym(s): sharpen
  13. hang freely; "the ornaments dangled from the tree"; "The light dropped from the ceiling"
    Synonym(s): dangle, swing, drop
  14. stop associating with; "They dropped her after she had a child out of wedlock"
    Synonym(s): dismiss, send packing, send away, drop
  15. let or cause to fall in drops; "dribble oil into the mixture"
    Synonym(s): dribble, drip, drop
  16. get rid of; "he shed his image as a pushy boss"; "shed your clothes"
    Synonym(s): shed, cast, cast off, shake off, throw, throw off, throw away, drop
  17. take (a drug, especially LSD), by mouth; "She dropped acid when she was a teenager"
  18. omit (a letter or syllable) in speaking or writing; " New Englanders drop their post-vocalic r's"
  19. leave undone or leave out; "How could I miss that typo?"; "The workers on the conveyor belt miss one out of ten"
    Synonym(s): neglect, pretermit, omit, drop, miss, leave out, overlook, overleap
    Antonym(s): attend to, take to heart
  20. change from one level to another; "She dropped into army jargon"
  21. fall or sink into a state of exhaustion or death; "shop til you drop"
  22. grow worse; "Her condition deteriorated"; "Conditions in the slums degenerated"; "The discussion devolved into a shouting match"
    Synonym(s): devolve, deteriorate, drop, degenerate
    Antonym(s): convalesce, recover, recuperate
  23. give birth; used for animals; "The cow dropped her calf this morning"
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[a2]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. [bd]Made to taste drop by drop more than the
            bitterness of death.[b8] --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. 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. [bd]The trees drop balsam.[b8] --Creech.
                     The recording angel, as he wrote it down, dropped a
                     tear upon the word and blotted it out forever.
      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.
      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,
      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.
      {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]:
   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.
      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]:
   d8Gutta \[d8]Gut"ta\, n.; pl. {Gutt[92]}. [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.),
      {Gutt[91] band}> (Arch.), the listel or band from which the
            gutt[91] hang.
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