drip: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (drip), [key]
— v., n. dripped dript, drip•ping,
  1. to let drops fall; shed drops: This faucet drips.
  2. to fall in drops, as a liquid.
  1. to let fall in drops.
  1. an act of dripping.
  2. liquid that drips.
  3. the sound made by falling drops: the irritating drip of a faucet.
  4. an unattractive, boring, or colorless person.
  5. (in house painting) the accumulation of solidified drops of paint at the bottom of a painted surface.
  6. any device, as a molding, for shedding rain water to keep it from running down a wall, falling onto the sill of an opening, etc.
  7. a pipe for draining off condensed steam from a radiator, heat exchanger, etc.
  8. See
  9. maudlin sentimentality.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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