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When kindness has left people, even for a few moments, we become afraid of them as if their reason had left them. When it has left a place where we have always found it, it is like shipwreck; we drop from security into something malevolent and bottomless.
Willa Cather

Meaning of "drop" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD DROP

Old English dropian; related to Old High German triofan to drip.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF DROP

drop  [drɒp] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF DROP

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Drop is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb drop in English.

WHAT DOES DROP MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Drop

Drop, DROP, drops or DROPS may refer to: ▪ Drop or droplet, a small volume of liquid ▪ Eye drops, saline drops used as medication for the eyes ▪ Drop, a unit of measure of volume ▪ Falling, or allowing an object to fall...

Definition of drop in the English dictionary

The first definition of drop in the dictionary is a small quantity of liquid that forms or falls in a spherical or pear-shaped mass; globule. Other definition of drop is a very small quantity of liquid. Drop is also a very small quantity of anything.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO DROP

PRESENT

Present
I drop
you drop
he/she/it drops
we drop
you drop
they drop
Present continuous
I am dropping
you are dropping
he/she/it is dropping
we are dropping
you are dropping
they are dropping
Present perfect
I have dropped
you have dropped
he/she/it has dropped
we have dropped
you have dropped
they have dropped
Present perfect continuous
I have been dropping
you have been dropping
he/she/it has been dropping
we have been dropping
you have been dropping
they have been dropping
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I dropped
you dropped
he/she/it dropped
we dropped
you dropped
they dropped
Past continuous
I was dropping
you were dropping
he/she/it was dropping
we were dropping
you were dropping
they were dropping
Past perfect
I had dropped
you had dropped
he/she/it had dropped
we had dropped
you had dropped
they had dropped
Past perfect continuous
I had been dropping
you had been dropping
he/she/it had been dropping
we had been dropping
you had been dropping
they had been dropping
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will drop
you will drop
he/she/it will drop
we will drop
you will drop
they will drop
Future continuous
I will be dropping
you will be dropping
he/she/it will be dropping
we will be dropping
you will be dropping
they will be dropping
Future perfect
I will have dropped
you will have dropped
he/she/it will have dropped
we will have dropped
you will have dropped
they will have dropped
Future perfect continuous
I will have been dropping
you will have been dropping
he/she/it will have been dropping
we will have been dropping
you will have been dropping
they will have been dropping
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would drop
you would drop
he/she/it would drop
we would drop
you would drop
they would drop
Conditional continuous
I would be dropping
you would be dropping
he/she/it would be dropping
we would be dropping
you would be dropping
they would be dropping
Conditional perfect
I would have drop
you would have drop
he/she/it would have drop
we would have drop
you would have drop
they would have drop
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been dropping
you would have been dropping
he/she/it would have been dropping
we would have been dropping
you would have been dropping
they would have been dropping
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you drop
we let´s drop
you drop
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to drop
Past participle
dropped
Present Participle
dropping
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH DROP


agitprop
ˈædʒɪtˌprɒp
airdrop
ˈɛəˌdrɒp
backdrop
ˈbækˌdrɒp
crop
krɒp
dewdrop
ˈdjuːˌdrɒp
eardrop
ˈɪəˌdrɒp
eavesdrop
ˈiːvzˌdrɒp
gumdrop
ˈɡʌmˌdrɒp
malaprop
ˈmæləprɒp
name-drop
ˈneɪmˌdrɒp
outcrop
ˈaʊtˌkrɒp
prop
prɒp
raindrop
ˈreɪndrɒp
snowdrop
ˈsnəʊˌdrɒp
stonecrop
ˈstəʊnˌkrɒp
strop
strɒp
teardrop
ˈtɪədrɒp
turboprop
ˌtɜːbəʊˈprɒp
upprop
ʌpˈprɒp
Winthrop
ˈwɪnˌθrɒp

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE DROP

droopy
drop a brick
drop a stitch
drop an f-bomb
drop astern
drop away
drop bear
drop cannon
drop cloth
drop curtain
drop dead!
drop forge
drop goal
drop hammer
drop handlebars
drop in
drop in someone´s lap
drop kick
drop leaf
drop lock

WORDS THAT END LIKE DROP

acid drop
Bottrop
calthrop
caltrop
cash crop
chocolate drop
cough drop
cover crop
de trop
drag and drop
energy crop
food crop
fruit drop
knee drop
lemon drop
mail drop
Ribbentrop
riding crop
root crop
water caltrop

Synonyms and antonyms of drop in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «DROP»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «drop» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of drop

Translation of «drop» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF DROP

Find out the translation of drop to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of drop from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «drop» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

降低
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

descenso
570 millions of speakers

English

drop
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

ड्रॉप
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

قَطْرَة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

снижение
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

queda
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ঝরা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

chute
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Jatuh
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Tropfen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

しずく
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

방울
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Nyelehake
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sự sụt giảm
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கைவிட
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

थेंब
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

düşürmek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

calo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

kropla
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

падіння
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

scădere
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μείωση
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

drop
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

droppe
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

dråpe
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of drop

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «DROP»

The term «drop» is very widely used and occupies the 2.332 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «DROP» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «drop» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «drop» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about drop

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10 QUOTES WITH «DROP»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word drop.
1
Shmuel Yosef Agnon
Not every man remembers the name of the cow which supplied him with each drop of milk he has drunk.
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Muhammad Ali
I would say things like 'I am the greatest! I'm pretty! If you talk jive, you'll drop in five! I float like a butterfly, sting like a bee! I'm pretty!' When white people heard me talking like this, some said, 'That black man talks too much. He's bragging.'
3
Margery Allingham
When one kicks over a tea table and smashes everything but the sugar bowl, one may as well pick that up and drop it on the bricks, don't you think?
4
Frankie Avalon
Kids know me from their Grease DVD, so they instantly respond. You can hear a pin drop when I do my old songs.
5
Joel A. Barker
When you drop any new idea in the pond of the world, you get a ripple effect. You have to be aware that you will be creating a cascade of change.
6
Jack Black
I'm gonna drop fitty. I'm gonna drop fitty pounds. How many quarter-pounders with cheeses is that? I'm gonna drop 200 quarter-pounder with cheeses.
7
Erma Bombeck
Do you know what you call those who use towels and never wash them, eat meals and never do the dishes, sit in rooms they never clean, and are entertained till they drop? If you have just answered, 'A house guest,' you're wrong because I have just described my kids.
8
Emily Browning
I can cry at the drop of a hat. I've always found that easier than laughing in films.
9
Willa Cather
When kindness has left people, even for a few moments, we become afraid of them as if their reason had left them. When it has left a place where we have always found it, it is like shipwreck; we drop from security into something malevolent and bottomless.
10
Eleanor Clift
Politics is so much about serendipity that we've got to have a bigger pool of women, so that when people drop out of the process, you've got others to turn to.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «DROP»

Discover the use of drop in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to drop and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Drip, Drop
Rain, Rain Go Away It's raining, and Pip Squeak's roof is leaking. He tries to catch the water with pots, pans, cups, and cans -- he even tries using a shoe! But the drips and the drops just won't stop. What will Pip Squeak do?
Sarah Weeks, 2002
2
The Crime Drop in America
Top criminologists explain the reasons for the drop in violent crime in America.
Alfred Blumstein, Joel Wallman, 2006
3
Dew Drop Dead
Using rural Connecticut as a background, this tension-filled story is told with a unique blend of humor and seriousness, as it unravels a challenging puzzle and explores a difficult social problem.
James Howe, 2012
4
Drop the Rock: Removing Character Defects - Steps Six and Seven
Resentment. Fear. Self-Pity. Intolerance. Anger. As Bill P. explains, these are the "rocks" that can sink recovery- or at the least, block further progress.
P. Bill, 2013
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Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out
Also in Sufi Tales … a certain type of "rascal"-with a grin and a wink (and wisdom beyond wisdom) … in the Zen tradition this is known as the School of Crazy Wisdom … Timothy Leary-in his own inimitable way-has become the twentieth ...
Timothy Leary, 2009
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The Drop Goes Plop: A First Look at the Water Cycle
Mama and baby seagull follow a drop of water, beginning when it is evaporated from the ocean and becomes part of a cloud, through its use by humans, and ending when it is again evaporated from the ocean.
Sam Godwin, 2004
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The Drop
Alex wants to be a part of the elite Backcountry Patrol of snowboarders, but first he and three other hopefuls--Dave, Bryce, and Hope--must endure a series of tests that forces them to confront their own fears and the treacherous mountain ...
Jeff Ross, 2011
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Egg-Drop Blues
Judge is desperate.
Jacqueline Turner Banks, 2003
9
A Drop of Water: A Book of Science and Wonder
Describes the origins, characteristics, and uses of water. The most spectacular photographs ever created on the subject of water appear in this unique science book by Walter Wick.
‎1997
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A Drop of Water
Author and illustrator Gordon Morrison has captured a single moment in time, revealing the course and influence of water, and inviting readers to pause and consider the world around them in this beautiful and lyrical appreciation of nature ...
Gordon Morrison, 2006

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «DROP»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term drop is used in the context of the following news items.
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Much of New Zealand to drop to below zero overnight
Temperatures are set to plummet below freezing over much of the country on Thursday night, MetService says. As the country battles the ... «Stuff.co.nz, Jul 15»
2
Fed's Kocherlakota: Drop in neutral rate makes Fed's job harder
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - A significant drop in the long-run interest-rate level that marks a sweet spot for a healthy U.S. economy is making it ... «Reuters Canada, Jul 15»
3
A small drop in mortgage rates brings in the buyers and even some …
Mortgage rates fell this week as the economic turmoil in Greece continued wreaking havoc on international markets. The lower rates have been ... «Bankrate.com, Jul 15»
4
Delaware gas prices expected to drop 20 cents
The price of a gallon of gas in the First State could drop 20 cents a gallon by August, as economic uncertainty in Europe, as well as in China, ... «The News Journal, Jul 15»
5
Alfa and Harbour Energy Drop Bid to Acquire Oil Firm Pacific Rubiales
MEXICO CITY—Mexican conglomerate Alfa SAB and U.S.-based energy investor Harbour Energy Ltd. said Wednesday they were pulling out of ... «Wall Street Journal, Jul 15»
6
Australian dollar resists sharp drop in iron ore price
The Australian dollar staged a mild recovery on Thursday, holding up above US74¢ despite another drop in the price of iron ore on concerns ... «Sydney Morning Herald, Jul 15»
7
Bafana drop another place
Cape Town - Bafana Bafana have slipped down the latest FIFA rankings, dropping one place when the latest World Rankings were released by ... «Sport24, Jul 15»
8
Root makes the most of Haddin drop
Brad Haddin has dropped easier catches, but few would sting as much as the reprieve offered to Joe Root on day one of the Ashes opener. «cricket.com.au, Jul 15»
9
Big drop in deportations worries former Canada border agency …
An unexplained 50 per cent drop in deportations — both nationally and locally — over the last three years has a former senior executive with ... «Toronto Star, Jul 15»
10
Punjab does not have a single drop of extra water for states like …
Speaking during his public rallies at Attari and Majitha, he reiterated that Punjab did not have a single drop of water to spare for other states, ... «The Indian Express, Jul 15»

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