(noun, verb, acronym)


1. (finance) Dividend reinvestment program; a type of financial investing


1. flowing in drops; the formation and falling of drops of liquid

- there's a drip through the roof

Similar word(s): dribble, trickle

Definition categories: event, flow, flowing

2. the sound of a liquid falling drop by drop

- the constant sound of dripping irritated him

Similar word(s): dripping

Definition categories: event, sound

3. (architecture) a projection from a cornice or sill designed to protect the area below from rainwater (as over a window or doorway)

Definition categories: man–made, projection

Sentences with drip as a noun:

- I put a drip of vanilla extract in my hot cocoa.

- He's not doing so well. The doctors have put him on a drip.

- He couldn't even summon up the courage to ask her name... what a drip!


1. fall in drops

- Water is dripping from the faucet

Definition categories: motion, descend, fall

2. let or cause to fall in drops

Similar word(s): dribble, drop

Definition categories: contact, pour

Sentences with drip as a verb:

- Listening to the tap next door drip all night drove me mad!

- Does the sink drip, or have I just spilt water over the floor?

- After putting oil on the side of the salad, the chef should drip a little vinegar in the oil.

- My broken pen dripped ink onto the table.

- The Old Hall simply drips with masterpieces of the Flemish painters.

- The duchess was dripping with jewels.

- The weather isn't so bad. I mean, it's dripping, but you're not going to get so wet.