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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

dripdrɪp(v.; n.)dripped, drip•ping

  1. (v.i.)to let drops fall; shed drops:

    This faucet drips.

  2. to fall in drops, as a liquid; dribble.

  3. (v.t.)to let fall in drops.

  4. (n.)an act of dripping.

  5. liquid that drips.

  6. the sound made by falling drops.

  7. Slang. a boring or colorless person.

    Category: Status (usage)

  8. any device, as a molding, for shedding rainwater to keep it from running down a wall, falling onto the sill of an opening, etc.

    Category: Building Trades, Architecture

  9. the continuous, slow introduction of a fluid into the body, usu. intravenously.

    Category: Medicine

Origin of drip:

bef. 1000; ME dryppe, OE dryppan; cf. drop

Princeton's WordNet

  1. drip, trickle, dribble(noun)

    flowing in drops; the formation and falling of drops of liquid

    "there's a drip through the roof"

  2. drip, dripping(noun)

    the sound of a liquid falling drop by drop

    "the constant sound of dripping irritated him"

  3. drip, drip mold, drip mould(verb)

    (architecture) a projection from a cornice or sill designed to protect the area below from rainwater (as over a window or doorway)

  4. drip(verb)

    fall in drops

    "Water is dripping from the faucet"

  5. dribble, drip, drop(verb)

    let or cause to fall in drops

    "dribble oil into the mixture"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. drip(verb)ɪp

    (of liquid) to fall in drops

    water dripping from the faucet; Paint dripped onto the floor.

  2. dripɪp

    to produce drops of liquid

    The faucet is dripping.; You're dripping water everywhere.

  3. drip(noun)ɪp

    a drop of liquid, or the sound of it falling

    the drip, drip, drip of the leaky faucet; water falling in drips from the roof


  1. drip(Noun)

    A drop of a liquid.

    I put a drip of vanilla extract in my hot cocoa.

  2. drip(Noun)

    Dividend reinvestment program; a type of financial investing

    I put a drip of vanilla extract in my hot cocoa.

  3. drip(Noun)

    An apparatus that slowly releases a liquid, especially one that releases drugs into a patient's bloodstream (an intravenous drip).

    He's not doing so well. The doctors have put him on a drip.

  4. drip(Noun)

    A limp, ineffectual, boring or otherwise uninteresting person.

    He couldn't even summon up the courage to ask her name... what a drip!

  5. drip(Verb)

    To fall one drop at a time.

    Listening to the tap next door drip all night drove me mad!

  6. drip(Verb)

    To leak slowly.

    Does the sink drip, or have I just spilt water over the floor?

  7. drip(Verb)

    To put a small amount of a liquid on something, drop by drop.

    After putting oil on the side of the salad, the chef should drip a little vinegar in the oil.

  8. drip(Verb)

    To have a superabundance of valuable things.

  9. drip(Verb)

    to rain lightly.

    The weather isn't so bad. I mean, it's dripping, but you're not going to get so wet.

  10. drip(Verb)

    to be wet, to be soaked.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Drip(verb)

    to fall in drops; as, water drips from the eaves

  2. Drip(verb)

    to let fall drops of moisture or liquid; as, a wet garment drips

  3. Drip(verb)

    to let fall in drops

  4. Drip(noun)

    a falling or letting fall in drops; a dripping; that which drips, or falls in drops

  5. Drip(noun)

    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


  1. Drip

    Drip is a trip hop band from Manila, Philippines. With an EP independently released in August 2003 and constant live performances, Drip's cult status grew with Manila's musical cognoscenti. Currently, Drip is signed to Terno Recordings. On March 15, 2008, the band released their second album entitled Identity Theft. The album is the first full-length Filipino album to be released under a Creative Commons license.

Translations for DRIP

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a small quantity (of liquid) falling in drops

A drip of water ran down the tap.

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