What does Dropping mean?

Definitions for Dropping
ˈdrɒp ɪŋdrop·ping

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dropping, fallingadjective

    coming down freely under the influence of gravity

    "the eerie whistle of dropping bombs"; "falling rain"

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Droppingnoun

    Etymology: from drop.

    Thrifty wench scrapes kitchen-stuff,
    And barreling the droppings and the snuff
    Of wasting candles. John Donne.

    Strain out the last dull droppings of your sense,
    And rhyme with all the rage of impotence. Alexander Pope, Criticism.


  1. dropping

    Dropping generally refers to the act of letting something fall or deliberately releasing it from one's hold. This term can be used in various contexts such as physically letting go of an object, discontinuing a course or subject, or releasing a new product or album, among other things. The specific meaning typically depends on the context in which the term is being used.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dropping

    of Drop

  2. Droppingnoun

    the action of causing to drop or of letting drop; falling

  3. Droppingnoun

    that which falls in drops; the excrement or dung of animals

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. dropping

    An old mode of salute by lowering flags or uppermost sails.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Dropping in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Dropping in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Dropping in a Sentence

  1. Tom Jackson:

    However, the general social acceptance of hate and violence toward any and all law enforcement recently has created such an unpredictable and uncontrollable threat to our lives, many feel it is not a good career to be involved in. Statistics show the number of police officers feloniously killed in the line of duty had been on a downward trajectory since 1970. This year, cop deaths are up more than 50 percent, and the victims in Dallas, Baton Rouge and other cases were targeted for assassination rather than killed in the process of confronting dangerous criminals. According to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, the number of officers fatally shot is already up 56 percent compared with last year. One person who is all too familiar with race-related riots and police problems is Tom Jackson, former police chief in Ferguson, Mo. The shooting of cops is going to hurt recruitment badly, how can you convince people to come to the profession, or stay in the profession, when hundreds of people are in front of them threatening to rape their grandkids ? Now officers' spouses and children are seeing cops going down and they are begging their loved ones to get out of the force or not sign up as planned, added Tom Jackson, who retired in March, 2015. According to Tom Jackson, Tom Jackson former department is still rocked by the heavy riots and remains 17 officers short – dropping from a full strength of 55 in Tom Jackson time to 38 now.

  2. President Donald Trump:

    The numbers are jaw dropping and it is alarming.

  3. Deborah Fuller:

    The important thing in this massive experiment where we're dropping all masking and restrictions is we have to stay diligent in terms of monitoring of it and testing and be prepared to possibly reverse a lot of the relaxing of these restrictions, we can't let our guard down, because the message that people get when they say' we're lifting restrictions' is the pandemic is over. And it's not.

  4. Tony Gonzales:

    Energy independence equals national security, not only for the United States, but globally, the part that the President is missing is what are the emissions like in Kyiv? Pretty bad when there's bombs dropping on your head.

  5. Barbara Hall:

    One of the things that keeps you from dropping them in the nearest volcano is that you had to work too hard to get them. You had to cry, you had to scream, you had to sweat, you had to cuss out health care officials, and when that's all over with, you'll be willing to put up with a lot more from your kids.

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