Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Something dropped.
  • noun The excrement of animals.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of falling in drops; a falling.
  • noun That which drops or is dropped: generally in the plural.
  • noun Specifically
  • noun plural Dung: especially said of the dung of fowls: as, the droppings of the henroost.
  • noun 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.
  • noun plural The waste material which drops under a machine, as in the process of scutching cotton.
  • noun 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The action of causing to drop or of letting drop; falling.
  • noun That which falls in drops; the excrement or dung of animals; -- often used in the plural.
  • noun an instrument used to supply small quantities of a fluid to a test tube or other vessel.
  • noun a continued irregular discharge of firearms.
  • noun a tube for ejecting any liquid in drops.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of drop.
  • noun The act of something that drops or falls.

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

  • adjective 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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  • 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.

    Gaming Nexus

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

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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 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.

    Howard Kissel: Pauline Kael

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

    Howard Kissel: Pauline Kael

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

    Howard Kissel: Pauline Kael

  • 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.

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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