from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To fall in drops: Water is dripping from that leaky faucet.
- intransitive v. To shed drops: an umbrella that is dripping all over the floor.
- intransitive v. To ooze or be saturated with or as if with liquid: a speech that dripped with sarcasm.
- transitive v. To let fall in or as if in drops: a brush dripping paint; a speech that dripped invective.
- n. The process of forming and falling in drops.
- n. Liquid or moisture that falls in drops.
- n. A slight intermittent flow or leak: fixed the drip in the faucet.
- n. The sound made by liquid falling in drops: listened to the steady drip of the rain.
- n. A projection on a cornice or sill from which rainwater can drip, protecting the wall below.
- n. Slang A tiresome or annoying person.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To fall one drop at a time.
- v. To leak slowly.
- v. To put a small amount of a liquid on something, drop by drop.
- v. To have a superabundance of valuable things.
- v. to rain lightly.
- v. to be wet, to be soaked.
- n. A drop of a liquid.
- n. An apparatus that slowly releases a liquid, especially one that releases drugs into a patient's bloodstream (an intravenous drip).
- n. A limp, ineffectual, boring or otherwise uninteresting person.
- Dividend reinvestment program; a type of financial investing
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To fall in drops.
- intransitive v. To let fall drops of moisture or liquid.
- transitive v. To let fall in drops.
- n. A falling or letting fall in drops; a dripping; that which drips, or falls in drops.
- n. That part of a cornice, sill course, or other horizontal member, which projects beyond the rest, and is of such section as to throw off the rain water.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To fall in drops.
- To shed or let fall a liquid in drops, as a wet garment or a roof.
- To let fall in drops.
- n. A drop. See drop, n.
- n. A falling or letting fall in drops; a dripping.
- n. That which falls in drops; specifically, dripping, or melted fat which drips from meat while roasting.
- n. In architecture, a projecting member of a cornice, etc., so cut as to throw off water, which would without it trickle down upon the parts beneath. See dripstone.
- n. A receptacle for waste or overflow: as, the drip of a water-cooler or a refrigerator.
- n. In meteorology, the drops of water which fall from leaves and other objects which are enveloped by clouds or fog, or covered with dew.
- n. An inclined wooden platform, used in the manufacture of salt, for draining the salt before it is conveyed to the storehouse.
- n. A deposit formed from dripping water, as stalactites in caves.
- n. In horticulture, the water that drips from the sash-bars and other roof-structure of a glass-house.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. fall in drops
- v. let or cause to fall in drops
- n. (architecture) a projection from a cornice or sill designed to protect the area below from rainwater (as over a window or doorway)
- n. flowing in drops; the formation and falling of drops of liquid
- n. the sound of a liquid falling drop by drop
Middle English drippen; see dhreu- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)