drip

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v drip let or cause to fall in drops "dribble oil into the mixture"
    • v drip fall in drops "Water is dripping from the faucet"
    • n drip (architecture) a projection from a cornice or sill designed to protect the area below from rainwater (as over a window or doorway)
    • n drip the sound of a liquid falling drop by drop "the constant sound of dripping irritated him"
    • n drip flowing in drops; the formation and falling of drops of liquid "there's a drip through the roof"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A small drip from a faucet can waste up to 50 gallons of water daily, which is enough water to run a dishwasher twice on a full cycle
    • Drip A falling or letting fall in drops; a dripping; that which drips, or falls in drops. "The light drip of the suspended oar."
    • Drip (Arch) That part of a cornice, sill course, or other horizontal member, which projects beyond the rest, and is of such section as to throw off the rain water.
    • Drip To fall in drops; as, water drips from the eaves.
    • Drip To let fall drops of moisture or liquid; as, a wet garment drips . "The dark round of the dripping wheel."
    • v. t Drip To let fall in drops. "Let the cook . . . dribble it all the way upstairs.""Which from the thatch drips fast a shower of rain."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The drip pot was invented by a Frenchman around 1800.
    • drip To fall in drops.
    • drip To shed or let fall a liquid in drops, as a wet garment or a roof.
    • drip To let fall in drops.
    • n drip A drop. See drop, n.
    • n drip A falling or letting fall in drops; a dripping.
    • n drip That which falls in drops; specifically, dripping, or melted fat which drips from meat while roasting.
    • n drip In architecture, a projecting member of a cornice, etc., so cut as to throw off water, which would without it trickle down upon the parts beneath. See dripstone.
    • n drip A receptacle for waste or overflow: as, the drip of a water-cooler or a refrigerator.
    • n drip In meteorology, the drops of water which fall from leaves and other objects which are enveloped by clouds or fog, or covered with dew. In some locations, such as the summit of Green Mountain, in the Island of Ascension, the cloud-drip is the only source of water for plants and animals. The fog-drip on the California coast is also important.
    • n drip An inclined wooden platform, used in the manufacture of salt, for draining the salt before it is conveyed to the storehouse.
    • n drip A deposit formed from dripping water, as stalactites in caves.
    • n drip In horticulture, the water that drips from the sash-bars and other roof-structure of a glass-house. The true drip is due to the water of condensation, although the term is also applied to the water of leakage.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The English word "soup" comes from the Middle Ages word "sop," which means a slice of bread over which roast drippings were poured. The first archaeological evidence of soup being consumed dates back to 6000 B.C., with the main ingredient being Hippopotamus bones
    • v.i Drip drip to fall in drops: to let fall drops
    • v.t Drip to let fall in drops:—pr.p. drip′ping; pa.p. dripped
    • n Drip a falling in drops: that which falls in drops: the edge of a root
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Quotations

  • Virginia Woolf
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    “The word-coining genius, as if thought plunged into a sea of words and came up dripping.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Akin to LG. drippen, Dan. dryppe, from a noun. See Drop

Usage

In literature:

The first man who leaped out when the lifeboat touched the pier was the coxswain, dripping, dirty, and dishevelled.
"The Coxswain's Bride" by R.M. Ballantyne
There was a drip plugged into each one of Brion's arms.
"Planet of the Damned" by Harry Harrison
For a moment the three wrecked Jolly Rovers could only stare blankly at their dripping clothes, and at one another.
"Canoe Boys and Campfires" by William Murray Graydon
The little fellows are just lapping up the drips.
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
Sounds mighty like the drip of a paddle to me!
"Phil Bradley's Mountain Boys" by Silas K. Boone
The sleeve was dripping blood.
"The Forbidden Trail" by Honoré Willsie
The head rose dripping from the blankets, with dazed and drunken eyes.
"Nicanor - Teller of Tales" by C. Bryson Taylor
Dripping and gasping, Grenville half rose to scan the troubled billows for companions in distress.
"As It Was in the Beginning" by Philip Verrill Mighels
He had visions of a dripping, melting land.
"The Heart of Unaga" by Ridgwell Cullum
He passed his hand across his forehead and withdrew it wet and dripping.
"The Promise" by James B. Hendryx
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In poetry:

Eternal sunset pours,
Around its warlock towers,
A glowing urn where garnets burn
With fire-dripping flowers.
"Death In Life" by Madison Julius Cawein
I set a candle at my pane,
Yellowy in the drip of rain;
My love came in and looked at me;
I hid my face upon my knee.
"The Ghost" by Lizette Woodworth Reese
Oh all well-meaning folk take heed!
Our Captain's fate was sore;
A more well-meaning Pirate,
Had never dripped with gore.
"Of The Dangers Attending Altruism On The High Seas." by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
The willow boughs are yellow now,
For spring has come again;
The peach-tree buds begin to swell,
Dripping with April rain.
""The Willow Boughs Are Yellow Now"" by Elizabeth Drew Barstow Stoddard
The night was wild and stormy,
The wind howl'd round the door,
And heavy rain drops from above
Kept dripping to the floor.
"Who Cares?" by John Hartley
Oft in the summer mornings
When she strips the nets of fish,
The smell of the dripping net-twine
Gives to her heart a wish.
"The Half-Breed Girl" by Duncan Campbell Scott

In news:

Hotel operators warned about ' drip pricing'.
Items Tagged with ' drip -cutting'.
Editor's note: The drip - drip - drip of job cuts shows no sign of slowing.
The player is an elite drip collector and manages the Disaster Response Team.
"This show is a collaboration of many creative minds and talented performers willing to take risks to turn a vision into reality," Mariko says DRIP 's music was composed by David Traver, the music director for Blue Man Group.
Other DRIP team members have worked with.
' DRIP ' dance-based performance art.
Those at the city building appreciate Drip 's presence and love how much fun it is to dress him and see his fun costumes every month.
Eoff, who has been dressing him for four or five years, said having Drip around makes work more enjoyable and brightens the day of all who interact with him.
Nurse injects lethal dose of coffee and milk into patient's IV drip .
D.C.'s drip , drip , drip in the finance office.
The drip , drip , drip of hotel fees.
Drip irrigation good for watering in fall.
Drip irrigation is an efficient and economical method of watering.
Used commonly in dry regions with scarce water resources, use of drip irrigation is increasing nationwide.
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In science:

It is well known from experiments with radioactive nuclear beams that nuclei produced near the neutron (proton) drip line exhibit a neutron (proton) halo, i.e., a density of weakly bound valence neutron(s) (proton(s)) which extend well beyond the radius of the nuclear core.
Strangeness nuclear physics: a critical review on selected topics
In particular, thanks to the glue–like rˆole of the hyperon, one could produce a Hypernucleus with a neutron halo even by starting from a weakly unbound nuclear core (see the cases of Fig. 15 indicated by xxx), thus possibly extending the neutron drip line beyond the standard limits of neutron–rich nuclei [132, 133].
Strangeness nuclear physics: a critical review on selected topics
Hyperon, on the Σ hyperon admixture in Λ–Hypernuclei and on the neutron drip properties, thus they may play a rˆole (like normal nuclei) in neutron capture nucleosynthesis.
Strangeness nuclear physics: a critical review on selected topics
The tables include particle-stable nuclei and proton-unstable ones a short distance beyond the even proton drip line.
Semiempirical Shell Model Tabulated Masses for Translead Elements with Magic Proton Number Z = 126
The dripping dynamics is influenced by many parameters.
Dependence of Dripping on the Orifice Diameter in a Leaky Faucet
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