A drop or droplet is a small column of liquid, bounded completely or almost completely by free surfaces. A drop may form when liquid accumulates at the lower end of a tube or other surface boundary, producing a hanging drop called a pendant drop. Drops may also be formed by the condensation of a vapor or by atomization of a larger mass of liquid.

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  1. A small mass of liquid just large enough to hold its own weight via surface tension, usually one that falls from a source of liquid.
    Put three drops of oil into the mixture.
  2. The space or distance below a cliff or other high position into which someone or something could fall.
    On one side of the road was a 50-foot drop.
  3. A fall, descent; an act of dropping.
    That was a long drop, but fortunately I didn't break any bones.
  4. A place where items or supplies may be left for others to collect, sometimes associated with criminal activity; a drop-off point.
    I left the plans at the drop, like you asked.
  5. An instance of dropping supplies or making a delivery, sometimes associated with delivery of supplies by parachute.
    The delivery driver has to make three more drops before lunch.
  6. a small amount of an alcoholic beverage; or when used with the definite article (the drop), alcoholic spirits in general.
    He usually enjoys a drop after dinner.
    It doesn't matter where you're from; anyone who enjoys the drop is a friend of mine.
  7. A single measure of whisky.
  8. A small, round, sweet piece of hard candy, e.g. a lemon drop; a lozenge.
  9. A dropped pass.
    Yet another drop for the Tiger tight end.
  10. Short for drop-back or drop back.
    The Tiger quarterback took a one-step drop, expecting his tight end to be open.
  11. In a woman, the difference between bust circumference and hip circumference; in a man, the difference between chest circumference and waist circumference.
  12. Any item dropped by defeated enemies.
  13. A point in a song, usually electronic styled music such as dubstep, house and trance, where everything is played at once, also known highlight, or climax.
  14. an unsolicited credit card issue
  15. The vertical length of a hanging curtain.
  16. That which resembles or hangs like a liquid drop: a hanging diamond ornament, an earring, a glass pendant on a chandelier, etc.
  17. A gutta.
  18. A mechanism for lowering something, such as: a trapdoor; a machine for lowering heavy weights onto a ship's deck; a device for temporarily lowering a gas jet; a curtain which falls in front of a theatrical stage; etc.
  19. A drop press or drop hammer.
  20. The distance of the axis of a shaft below the base of a hanger.
  21. The depth of a square sail; generally applied to the courses only.


  1. To fall in droplets (of a liquid).
  2. To drip (a liquid).
  3. Generally, to fall (straight down).
  4. To let fall; to allow to fall (either by releasing hold of, or losing one's grip on).
  5. To sink quickly to the ground.
  6. To come to an end (by not being kept up); to stop.
  7. To mention casually or incidentally, usually in conversation.
  8. To part with or spend (money).
  9. To cease concerning oneself over; to have nothing more to do with (a subject, discussion etc.).
  10. To lessen, decrease, or diminish in value, condition, degree, etc.
  11. To let (a letter etc.) fall into a postbox; to send (a letter or message).
  12. To make (someone or something) fall to the ground from a blow, gunshot etc.; to bring down, to shoot down.
  13. To fail to write, or (especially) to pronounce (a syllable, letter etc.).
  14. To fail to make a catch from a batted ball that would have lead to the batsman being out.
  15. To swallow (a drug), particularly LSD.
  16. to dispose (of); get rid of; to remove; to lose
  17. to eject; to dismiss; to cease to include, as if on a list.
  18. To impart.
  19. To release to the public.
  20. To play a portion of music in the manner of a disc jockey.
  21. To enter public distribution.
  22. To cancel or end a scheduled event, project or course
  23. To cook, especially by deep-frying or grilling.
  24. To lower in timbre, often relating to puberty.
  25. To lower in pitch, tempo, key, or other quality.
  26. To visit informally; used with in or by.
  27. To give birth to.
    to drop a lamb
  28. To cover with drops; to variegate; to bedrop.

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