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    Definition:
    Drop - (n.) 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.
    Drop - (n.) 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.
    Drop - (n.) Same as Gutta.
    Drop - (n.) Any small pendent ornament.
    Drop - (n.) Whatever is arranged to drop, hang, or fall from an elevated position; also, a contrivance for lowering something
    Drop - (n.) 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.
    Drop - (n.) A machine for lowering heavy weights, as packages, coal wagons, etc., to a ship's deck.
    Drop - (n.) A contrivance for temporarily lowering a gas jet.
    Drop - (n.) A curtain which drops or falls in front of the stage of a theater, etc.
    Drop - (n.) A drop press or drop hammer.
    Drop - (n.) The distance of the axis of a shaft below the base of a hanger.
    Drop - (n.) Any medicine the dose of which is measured by drops; as, lavender drops.
    Drop - (n.) The depth of a square sail; -- generally applied to the courses only.
    Drop - (n.) Act of dropping; sudden fall or descent.
    Drop - (n.) To pour or let fall in drops; to pour in small globules; to distill.
    Drop - (n.) 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.
    Drop - (n.) To let go; to dismiss; to set aside; to have done with; to discontinue; to forsake; to give up; to omit.
    Drop - (n.) 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.
    Drop - (n.) To lower, as a curtain, or the muzzle of a gun, etc.
    Drop - (n.) To send, as a letter; as, please drop me a line, a letter, word.
    Drop - (n.) To give birth to; as, to drop a lamb.
    Drop - (n.) To cover with drops; to variegate; to bedrop.
    Drop - (v. i.) To fall in drops.
    Drop - (v. i.) To fall, in general, literally or figuratively; as, ripe fruit drops from a tree; wise words drop from the lips.
    Drop - (v. i.) To let drops fall; to discharge itself in drops.
    Drop - (v. i.) To fall dead, or to fall in death.
    Drop - (v. i.) To come to an end; to cease; to pass out of mind; as, the affair dropped.
    Drop - (v. i.) To come unexpectedly; -- with in or into; as, my old friend dropped in a moment.
    Drop - (v. i.) To fall or be depressed; to lower; as, the point of the spear dropped a little.
    Drop - (v. i.) To fall short of a mark.
    Drop - (v. i.) To be deep in extent; to descend perpendicularly; as, her main topsail drops seventeen yards.
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    Andropetalous - (a.) Produced by the conversion of the stamens into petals, as double flowers, like the garden ranunculus.
    Androphagi - (n. pl.) Cannibals; man-eaters; anthropophagi.
    Androphagous - (a.) Anthropophagous.
    Androphore - (n.) A support or column on which stamens are raised.
    Androphore - (n.) The part which in some Siphonophora bears the male gonophores.
    Antihydrophobic - (a.) Counteracting or preventing hydrophobia.
    Antihydrophobic - (n.) A remedy for hydrophobia.
    Antihydropic - (a.) Good against dropsy.
    Antihydropic - (n.) A remedy for dropsy.
    Bedrop - (v. t.) To sprinkle, as with drops.
    Chondropterygian - (a.) Having a cartilaginous skeleton.
    Chondropterygian - (n.) One of the Chondropterygii.
    Chondropterygii - (n. pl.) A group of fishes, characterized by cartilaginous fins and skeleton. It includes both ganoids (sturgeons, etc.) and selachians (sharks), but is now often restricted to the latter.
    Dewdrop - (n.) A drop of dew.
    Dropped - (imp. & p. p.) of Drop
    Dropt - () of Drop
    Dropping - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Drop
    Droplet - (n.) A little drop; a tear.
    Droplight - (n.) An apparatus for bringing artificial light down from a chandelier nearer to a table or desk; a pendant.
    Dropmeal - (adv.) Alt. of Dropmele
    Dropmele - (adv.) By drops or small portions.
    Dropper - (n.) One who, or that which, drops. Specif.: (Fishing) A fly that drops from the leaden above the bob or end fly.
    Dropper - (n.) A dropping tube.
    Dropper - (n.) A branch vein which drops off from, or leaves, the main lode.
    Dropper - (n.) A dog which suddenly drops upon the ground when it sights game, -- formerly a common, and still an occasional, habit of the setter.
    Dropping - (n.) The action of causing to drop or of letting drop; falling.
    Dropping - (n.) That which falls in drops; the excrement or dung of animals.
    Droppinly - (adv.) In drops.
    Dropsical - (a.) Diseased with dropsy; hydropical; tending to dropsy; as, a dropsical patient.
    Dropsical - (a.) Of or pertaining to dropsy.
    Dropsicalness - (n.) State of being dropsical.
    Dropsied - (a.) Diseased with drops.
    Dropsies - (pl. ) of Dropsy
    Dropsy - (n.) An unnatural collection of serous fluid in any serous cavity of the body, or in the subcutaneous cellular tissue.
    Dropt - () imp. & p. p. of Drop, v.
    Dropwise - (adv.) After the manner of a drop; in the form of drops.
    Dropworm - (n.) The larva of any geometrid moth, which drops from trees by means of a thread of silk, as the cankerworm.
    Dropwort - (n.) An Old World species of Spiraea (S. filipendula), with finely cut leaves.
    Eardrop - (n.) A pendant for the ear; an earring; as, a pair of eardrops.
    Eardrop - (n.) A species of primrose. See Auricula.
    Eavedrop - (n.) A drop from the eaves; eavesdrop.
    Eavesdrop - (v. i.) To stand under the eaves, near a window or at the door, of a house, to listen and learn what is said within doors; hence, to listen secretly to what is said in private.
    Eavesdrop - (n.) The water which falls in drops from the eaves of a house.
    Eavesdropper - (n.) One who stands under the eaves, or near the window or door of a house, to listen; hence, a secret listener.
    Eavesdropping - (n.) The habit of lurking about dwelling houses, and other places where persons meet fro private intercourse, secretly listening to what is said, and then tattling it abroad. The offense is indictable at common law.
    Evesdrop - (v. i.) See Eavesdrop.
    Evesdropper - (n.) See Eavesdropper.
    Eyedrop - (n.) A tear.
    Headrope - (n.) That part of a boltrope which is sewed to the upper edge or head of a sail.
    Hydropath - (n.) A hydropathist.
    Hydropathic - (a.) Alt. of Hydropathical
    Hydropathical - (a.) Of or pertaining to hydropathy.
    Hydropathist - (n.) One who practices hydropathy; a water-cure doctor.
    Hydropathy - (n.) The water cure; a mode of treating diseases by the copious and frequent use of pure water, both internally and externally.
    Hydroperitoneum - (n.) Same as Ascites.
    Hydrophane - (n.) A semitranslucent variety of opal that becomes translucent or transparent on immersion in water.
    Hydrophanous - (a.) Made transparent by immersion in water.
    Hydrophid - (n.) Any sea snake of the genus Hydrophys and allied genera. These snakes are venomous, live upon fishes, and have a flattened tail for swimming.
    Hydrophlorone - (n.) A white, crystalline benzene derivative, C8H10O2, obtained by the reduction of phlorone.
    Hydrophobia - (n.) An abnormal dread of water, said to be a symptom of canine madness; hence:
    Hydrophobia - (n.) The disease caused by a bite form, or inoculation with the saliva of, a rabid creature, of which the chief symptoms are, a sense of dryness and construction in the throat, causing difficulty in deglutition, and a marked heightening of reflex excitability, producing convulsions whenever the patient attempts to swallow, or is disturbed in any way, as by the sight or sound of water; rabies; canine madness.
    Hydrophobic - (a.) Of or pertaining to hydrophobia; producing or caused by rabies; as, hydrophobic symptoms; the hydrophobic poison.
    Hydrophoby - (n.) See Hydrophobia.
    Hydrophora - (n. pl.) The Hydroidea.
    Hydrophore - (n.) An instrument used for the purpose of obtaining specimens of water from any desired depth, as in a river, a lake, or the ocean.
    Hydrophyllia - (pl. ) of Hydrophyllium
    Hydrophylliums - (pl. ) of Hydrophyllium
    Hydrophyllium - (n.) One of the flat, leaflike, protective zooids, covering other zooids of certain Siphonophora.
    Hydrophyte - (n.) An aquatic plant; an alga.
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    Oxford: Definition:
    Drop - n. 1 a globule of liquid that hangs, falls, or adheres to a surface. B very small amount of liquid (just a drop left). C glass etc. Of alcohol. 2 a abrupt fall or slope. B amount of this (drop of fifteen feet). C act of dropping. D fall in prices, temperature, etc. E deterioration (drop in status). 3 drop-shaped thing, esp. A pendant or sweet. 4 curtain or scenery let down on to a stage. 5 (in pl.) Liquid medicine used in drops (eye drops). 6 minute quantity. 7 slang hiding-place for stolen goods etc. 8 slang bribe. v. (-pp-) 1 fall or let fall in drops, shed (tears, blood). 2 fall or allow to fall; let go. 3 a sink down from exhaustion or injury. B die. C fall naturally (drop asleep; drop into the habit). 4 a (cause to) cease or lapse; abandon. B colloq. Cease to associate with or discuss. 5 set down (a passenger etc.) (drop me here). 6 utter or be uttered casually (dropped a hint). 7 send casually (drop a line). 8 a fall or allow to fall in direction, amount, condition, degree, pitch, etc. (voice dropped; wind dropped; we dropped the price). B (of a person) jump down lightly; let oneself fall. C allow (trousers etc.) To fall to the ground. 9 omit (a letter) in speech (drop one's h's). 10 (as dropped adj.) In a lower position than usual (dropped handlebars; dropped waist). 11 give birth to (esp. A lamb). 12 lose (a game, point, etc.). 13 deliver by parachute etc. 14 football send (a ball), or score (a goal), by a drop-kick. 15 colloq. Dismiss or omit (dropped from the team). at the drop of a hat promptly, instantly. Drop back (or behind) fall back; get left behind. Drop a brick colloq. Make an indiscreet or embarrassing remark. Drop a curtsy curtsy. Drop in (or by) colloq. Visit casually. Drop off 1 fall asleep. 2 drop (a passenger). Drop out colloq. Cease to participate. droplet n. [old english]
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    Backdrop - n. = *backcloth.
    Dewdrop - n. Drop of dew.
    Drop-curtain - n. Painted curtain lowered on to a stage.
    Drop-kick - n. Football kick as the ball touches the ground having been dropped.
    Drop-out - n. Colloq. Person who has dropped out of conventional society, a course of study, etc.
    Dropper - n. Device for releasing liquid in drops.
    Droppings - n.pl. 1 dung of animals or birds. 2 thing that falls or has fallen in drops.
    Drop scone - n. Scone made by dropping a spoonful of mixture into the pan etc.
    Drop-shot - n. (in tennis) shot dropping abruptly over the net.
    Dropsy - n. = *oedema. dropsical adj. [earlier hydropsy from greek hudrops: related to *hydro-]
    Eavesdrop - v. (-pp-) listen to a private conversation. eavesdropper n.
    Gumdrop - n. Hard translucent sweet made with gelatin etc.
    Hydropathy - n. (medically unorthodox) treatment of disease by water. hydropathic adj. [related to *pathos]
    Hydrophilic - adj. 1 having an affinity for water. 2 wettable by water. [greek philos loving]
    Hydrophobia - n. 1 aversion to water, esp. As a symptom of rabies in humans. 2 rabies, esp. In humans. hydrophobic adj.
    Hydroplane - n. 1 light fast motor boat that skims over water. 2 finlike attachment enabling a submarine to rise and descend.
    Hydroponics - n. Growing plants without soil, in sand, gravel, or liquid, with added nutrients. [greek ponos labour]
    Name-dropping - n. Familiar mention of famous people as a form of boasting.
    Raindrop - n. Single drop of rain.
    Snowdrop - n. Early spring plant with white drooping flowers.
    Tear-drop - n. Single tear.

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