Definitions

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

  • noun A single tear.
  • noun A tear-shaped object.

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  • noun a single tear (clear, salty liquid secreted by the eye).
  • noun The shape of a drop of liquid about to fall.

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

  • noun anything shaped like a falling drop (as a pendant gem on an earring)
  • noun a drop of the clear salty saline solution secreted by the lacrimal glands

Etymologies

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tear +‎ drop

Examples

  • The typical teardrop is basic, just a bed and a little galley (kitchen) area, and this one is no exception, except for the extra-wideness of it and the spoke tires, apparently a sign of hot-rodness incarnate (and to be honest, not a selling point for me, though I get many admiring remarks - about the trailer - from certain kinds of men at gas stations, probably for that reason particularly).

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • The typical teardrop is basic, just a bed and a little galley (kitchen) area, and this one is no exception, except for the extra-wideness of it and the spoke tires, apparently a sign of hot-rodness incarnate (and to be honest, not a selling point for me, though I get many admiring remarks - about the trailer - from certain kinds of men at gas stations, probably for that reason particularly).

    Travels and Travails

  • ` ` The teardrop is my shot, and it didn't go in. ''

    USATODAY.com

  • LICHTENSTEIN: And if you see -- a teardrop is a common tattoo in prison.

    CNN Transcript Oct 6, 2003

  • The sets have a "teardrop" design and blue color accents.

    LG unveils its BD300 Blu-ray player

  • The sets have a "teardrop" design and blue color accents.

    LG unveils its BD300 Blu-ray player

  • We have lachrima "teardrop" for example, also spelled lacrima from Old Latin dacruma, which is without a doubt an old word inherited directly from Indo-European *dáḱru.

    Latin 'pulcher': Is it really an Etruscan loan?

  • My view is that there was indeed an earlier system like this and that *a is rare because most instances of former *a had shifted to *o at a very late date in PIE's history, leaving behind a residue of instances of *a in words like *daḱru "teardrop" and *ǵʰans- "goose".

    The Great Pre-IE Centralization

  • We have lachrima "teardrop" for example, also spelled lacrima from Old Latin dacruma, which is without a doubt an old word inherited directly from Indo-European *dáḱru.

    Archive 2007-06-01

  • My view is that there was indeed an earlier system like this and that *a is rare because most instances of former *a had shifted to *o at a very late date in PIE's history, leaving behind a residue of instances of *a in words like *daḱru "teardrop" and *ǵʰans- "goose".

    Archive 2007-12-01

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