ETYM Old Eng. drope, as. dropa.
1. The act of dropping something.
2. A small quantity of liquid; SYN. driblet.
3. A shape that is small and round; SYN. bead, pearl.
4. A sharp decrease in some quantity; SYN. fall.
5. A free and rapid descent by the force of gravity; SYN. fall, falling.
6. A predetermined hiding place for the deposit and distribution of illicit goods (such as drugs or stolen property).
7. A central depository where things can be left or picked up.
8. A connection between a terminal and a subscriber.
A curtain that can be lowered and raised onto a stage; SYN. drop cloth, drop.