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DRIP (dripped, dripping)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does drip mean? 

DRIP (noun)
  The noun DRIP has 3 senses:

1. flowing in drops; the formation and falling of drops of liquid
2. the sound of a liquid falling drop by drop
3. (architecture) a projection from a cornice or sill designed to protect the area below from rainwater (as over a window or doorway)

  Familiarity information: DRIP used as a noun is uncommon.


DRIP (verb)
  The verb DRIP has 2 senses:

1. fall in drops
2. let or cause to fall in drops

  Familiarity information: DRIP used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DRIP (noun)


Sense 1drip [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

trickle; drip; dribble

Context example:

there's a drip through the roof

Hypernyms ("drip" is a kind of...):

flow; flowing (the motion characteristic of fluids (liquids or gases))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "drip"):

intravenous drip (slow continuous drip introducing solutions intravenously (a drop at a time))


Sense 2drip [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The sound of a liquid falling drop by drop

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

drip; dripping

Context example:

the constant sound of dripping irritated him

Hypernyms ("drip" is a kind of...):

sound (the sudden occurrence of an audible event)


Sense 3drip [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

drip mold; drip mould; drip

Hypernyms ("drip" is a kind of...):

projection (any structure that branches out from a central support)

Domain category:

architecture (the discipline dealing with the principles of design and construction and ornamentation of fine buildings)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "drip"):

dripstone; hoodmold; hoodmould (a protective drip that is made of stone)


DRIP (verb)


Sense 1drip [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Fall in drops

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Context example:

Water is dripping from the faucet

Hypernyms (to "drip" is one way to...):

come down; descend; fall; go down (move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Something is ----ing PP


Sense 2drip [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Let or cause to fall in drops

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

dribble; drip; drop

Context example:

dribble oil into the mixture

Hypernyms (to "drip" is one way to...):

pour (cause to run)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something PP

Sentence example:

The women drip water into the bowl


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