from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act or sound of something falling in drops.
  • n. The fat and juices exuded from roasting meat, often used in making gravy. Often used in the plural.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Solid animal fat, traditionally collected from dripping off roasting meat.
  • v. Present participle of drip.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A falling in drops, or the sound so made.
  • n. That which falls in drops, as fat from meat in roasting.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. That which falls in drops; specifically, the fat which falls from meat in roasting: commonly in the plural.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a liquid (as water) that flows in drops (as from the eaves of house)
  • n. the sound of a liquid falling drop by drop
  • adv. extremely wet


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