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Wordnet 3.0


1. coming down freely under the influence of gravity;
- Example: "the eerie whistle of dropping bombs"
- Example: "falling rain"
[syn: dropping, falling]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Drop \Drop\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Droppedor 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. [1913 Webster] The recording angel, as he wrote it down, dropped a tear upon the word and blotted it out forever. --Sterne. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 3. To let go; to dismiss; to set aside; to have done with; to discontinue; to forsake; to give up; to omit. [1913 Webster] They suddenly drop't the pursuit. --S. Sharp. [1913 Webster] That astonishing ease with which fine ladies drop you and pick you up again. --Thackeray. [1913 Webster] The connection had been dropped many years. -- Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] Dropping the too rough H in Hell and Heaven. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 5. To lower, as a curtain, or the muzzle of a gun, etc. [1913 Webster] 6. To send, as a letter; as, please drop me a line, a letter, word. [1913 Webster] 7. To give birth to; as, to drop a lamb. [1913 Webster] 8. To cover with drops; to variegate; to bedrop. [1913 Webster] Show to the sun their waved coats dropped with gold. --Milton. [1913 Webster] To drop a vessel (Naut.), to leave it astern in a race or a chase; to outsail it. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Dropping \Drop"ping\, n. 1. The action of causing to drop or of letting drop; falling. [1913 Webster] 2. pl. That which falls in drops; the excrement or dung of animals; -- often used in the plural. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

dropping adj 1: coming down freely under the influence of gravity; "the eerie whistle of dropping bombs"; "falling rain" [syn: dropping, falling]