from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Something dropped.
- n. The excrement of animals.
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- v. Present participle of drop.
- n. The act of something that drops or falls.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- 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.
from The 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.
- 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. coming down freely under the influence of gravity
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