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Princeton's WordNet

  1. listen in, eavesdrop(verb)

    listen without the speaker's knowledge

    "the jealous man was eavesdropping on his wife's conversations"


  1. eavesdrop(Noun)

    The dripping of rain from the eaves of a house

  2. eavesdrop(Noun)

    The space around a house on which such water drips

  3. eavesdrop(Noun)

    A concealed aperture through which an occupant of a building can surreptitiously listen to people talking at an entrance to the building

  4. eavesdrop(Noun)

    The act of intentionally hearing a conversation not intended to be heard

  5. eavesdrop(Verb)

    To hear a conversation one is not intended to hear; to listen in.

    I hope nobody was eavesdropping on our conversation last night, since it got so personal.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Eavesdrop(verb)

    to stand under the eaves, near a window or at the door, of a house, to listen and learn what is said within doors; hence, to listen secretly to what is said in private

  2. Eavesdrop(noun)

    the water which falls in drops from the eaves of a house

  3. Origin: [Eaves + drop.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of eavesdrop in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of eavesdrop in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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