dropping

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[drop┬Ěping]

Coming down freely under the influence of gravity

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The action of causing to drop or of letting drop; falling.

Adjective S.
coming down freely under the influence of gravity; "the eerie whistle of dropping bombs"; "falling rain"

Adjective S.
falling rapidly; "dropping prices"; "dropping rate of production"


p. pr. & vb. n.
of Drop

n.
The action of causing to drop or of letting drop; falling.

n.
That which falls in drops; the excrement or dung of animals.


Dropping

Drop"ping , n. 1. The action of causing to drop or of letting drop; falling. 2. pl. That which falls in drops; the excrement or dung of animals. Dropping bottle, an instrument used to supply small quantities of a fluid to a test tube or other vessel. -- Dropping fire, a continued irregular discharge of firearms. -- Dropping tube, a tube for ejecting any liquid in drops.

The action of causing to drop or of letting drop; falling.

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Usage Examples

Well, I started conducting kind of by accident. I wanted to give myself a special birthday present for my fortieth birthday, and I was living in San Francisco at the time and I started attending some of the concerts and then simply dropping hints.

It disturbs me when Obama says in the State of the Union address that he wants to make dropping out of school at 18 illegal, because people learn differently and before there are forms of learning for every type of person in the world, we shouldn't be condemned for leaving.

Publishing a volume of verse is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo.

Misspelled Form

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Other Usage Examples

Writing a book of poetry is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo.

This career essentially chased me down while I was on the spoken-word scene in New York. I kept hearing that my delivery of my poetry - which was very personal and cathartic at the time- was very moving to folks. People thought that I was an actress because of my delivery, when I was just dropping into the work and really pouring out my soul.

Method is more important than strength, when you wish to control your enemies. By dropping golden beads near a snake, a crow once managed To have a passer-by kill the snake for the beads.

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