Definitions

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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Examples

  • I guess though since a lot of good talent has left Infinity Ward, Activision might think they have a limited time now to capitalize on the popularity of the IP or mitigate the risk of the quality of the title dropping off and selling as much as they can early on.

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  • On top of added multiplayer, the unveiling of Big Sister and the title dropping "Sea of Dreams" to simply "BioShock 2", fans of BioShock has been getting a real treat as of late.

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  • The label dropping her just puts one more notch on her descent downwards.

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  • The redesign failed to turn around a sales decline, with the title dropping 5.1 per cent year-on-year for the first half of 2008, down to 155,076.

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  • We ran into one another once at a Woody Allen New Year's party please forgive the name dropping.

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  • I knew enough of the industry jargon to feel as though I could carry my side of the conversation, and impress him with my name dropping.

    Naked in the Boardroom

  • 'Now that's what I call dropping out,' said Rebus.

    Mortal Causes

  • Name dropping is a tried and tested traditional method of reminding people how important you are, and one of the best ways of getting away with it is to thank people for, well, whatever.

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  • Starting in July 2008 gasoline prices took an historic plunge dropping from a U.S. average high of $4.11 a gallon all the way down to $1.70 in January 2009.

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  • Title drop -- There aren't any guarantees, but you may find that title dropping can increase your chances of special treatment and upgrades.

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  • Dropping is also combined with "by" or "in" to refer to the act of paying someone or somewhere a visit, usually informally. Example - "I was just dropping in on Aunt Mary when I saw Uncle Harry coming out of the house over the road..."

    December 28, 2010