(noun, verb)


1. a shape that is spherical and small

- he studied the shapes of low-viscosity drops

Similar word(s): bead, pearl

Definition categories: shape, sphere

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

Similar word(s): drib, driblet

Definition categories: quantity

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

Similar word(s): dip, fall

Definition categories: attribute, decrease, decrement

4. a steep high face of rock

- a steep drop

Similar word(s): cliff

Definition categories: object, formation

5. a predetermined hiding place for the deposit and distribution of illicit goods (such as drugs or stolen property)

Definition categories: location

6. a free and rapid descent by the force of gravity

- it was a miracle that he survived the drop from that height

Similar word(s): fall

Definition categories: event, gravitation, descent

7. a curtain that can be lowered and raised onto a stage from the flies; often used as background scenery

Definition categories: man–made, curtain, drape, drapery, mantle, pall

8. a central depository where things can be left or picked up

Definition categories: man–made, deposit, depositary, depository, repository

9. the act of dropping something

- they expected the drop would be successful

Definition categories: act, descent

Sentences with drop as a noun:

- Put three drops of oil into the mixture.

- On one side of the road was a 50-foot drop.

- That was a long drop, but fortunately I didn't break any bones.

- I left the plans at the drop, like you asked.

- The Drop (film title)

- The delivery driver has to make three more drops before lunch.

- 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.

- Yet another drop for the Tiger tight end.

- The Tiger quarterback took a one-step drop, expecting his tight end to be open.


1. let fall to the ground

- Don't drop the dishes

Definition categories: motion, displace, move

2. to fall vertically

- the bombs are dropping on enemy targets

Definition categories: motion, descend, fall

3. go down in value

- Stock prices dropped

Definition categories: change, decline, wane

4. fall or descend to a lower place or level

Similar word(s): sink

Definition categories: motion

5. terminate an association with

- drop him from the Republican ticket

Definition categories: social, remove

6. utter with seeming casualness

- drop a hint

- drop names

Definition categories: communication, express, utter, verbalise, verbalize

7. stop pursuing or acting

- drop a lawsuit

Definition categories: change, cease, discontinue, quit, stop

8. remove (cargo, people, etc.) from and leave

- drop off the passengers at the hotel

Similar word(s): discharge, unload

Definition categories: contact, deliver

9. cause to fall by or as if by delivering a blow

Similar word(s): fell

Definition categories: contact, cut

10. lose (a game)

- The Giants dropped 11 of their first 13

Definition categories: competition, lose

11. pay out

Similar word(s): expend, spend

Definition categories: possession, pay

12. lower the pitch of (musical notes)

Similar word(s): flatten

Definition categories: change, alter, modify

13. hang freely

- The light dropped from the ceiling

Similar word(s): dangle, swing

Definition categories: stative, hang

14. stop associating with

- They dropped her after she had a child out of wedlock

Similar word(s): dismiss

Definition categories: social, can, dismiss, displace, fire, sack, terminate

15. let or cause to fall in drops

Similar word(s): dribble, drip

Definition categories: contact, pour

16. get rid of

Similar word(s): cast, shed, throw

Definition categories: contact, remove, take, withdraw

17. take (a drug, especially LSD), by mouth

- She dropped acid when she was a teenager

Definition categories: consumption, drug

18. omit (a letter or syllable) in speaking or writing

- New Englanders drop their post-vocalic r's

Definition categories: cognition, elide

19. leave undone or leave out

Similar word(s): miss, neglect, omit, overleap, overlook, pretermit

Definition categories: cognition

20. change from one level to another

- She dropped into army jargon

Definition categories: change

21. fall or sink into a state of exhaustion or death

- shop til you drop

Definition categories: change, fall

22. grow worse

Similar word(s): degenerate, deteriorate, devolve

Definition categories: body, decline, worsen

23. give birth; used for animals

- The cow dropped her calf this morning

Definition categories: body, bear, birth, deliver, have

Sentences with drop as a verb:

- A single shot was fired and the bird dropped from the sky.

- Don't drop that plate!

- Drop and give me thirty push-ups, private!

- The moderator would drop hints whenever the students struggled.

- I'm tired of this subject. Will you just drop it?

- The stock dropped 1.5% yesterday.

- Drop me a note when you get to the city.

- Make any sudden movements and I will drop you!

- Cockneys drop their aitches.

- Warne dropped Tendulkar on 99. Tendulkar went on to get a century next ball

- They had never dropped acid.

- I dropped ten pounds and an obnoxious fiancée.

- I've been dropped from the football team.

- I drop knowledge wherever I go.

- They dropped "Hip-Hop Xmas" in time for the holidays.

- That guy can drop the bass like a monster.

- "Hip-Hop Xmas" dropped in time for the holidays.

- I had to drop calculus because it was taking up too much of my time and I couldn't go anymore.

- Drop a basket of fries.

- Billy's voice dropped suddenly when he turned 12.

- The song, 180 beats per minute, drops to 150 BPM near the end.

- drop by soon;

- to drop a lamb