American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Something dropped.
- n. The excrement of animals.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of falling in drops; a falling.
- n. That which drops or is dropped: generally in the plural.
- n. Specifically.
- n. plural Dung: especially said of the dung of fowls: as, the droppings of the henroost.
- n. In glass-making, one of the lumps or glob-ules formed in the glass by the glazing of the clay cover of the melting-vessel and its com-bination with the volatilized alkalis. The crude glass thus formed on the cover drops into the molten glass in the vessel, rendering it defective.
- n. plural The waste material which drops under a machine, as in the process of scutching cotton.
- n. A disease of cattle commonly known as milk fever, somewhat analogous to puerperal fever in women: so called because the cow drops to the ground when sick.
- v. present participle of drop.
- n. The act of something that drops or falls.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The action of causing to drop or of letting drop; falling.
- n. That which falls in drops; the excrement or dung of animals; -- often used in the plural.
- adj. coming down freely under the influence of gravity
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