(noun, verb)


1. The dripping of rain from the eaves of a house

2. The space around a house on which such water drips

3. A concealed aperture through which an occupant of a building can surreptitiously listen to people talking at an entrance to the building

4. The act of intentionally hearing a conversation not intended to be heard


1. listen without the speaker's knowledge

- the jealous man was eavesdropping on his wife's conversations

Definition categories: perception, listen

Sentences with eavesdrop as a verb:

- I hope nobody was eavesdropping on our conversation last night, since it got so personal.