To drop a vessel


To drop a vessel
Drop Drop, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dropped}or {Dropt}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dropping}.] [OE. droppen, AS. dropan, v. i. See {Drop}, n.] 1. To pour or let fall in drops; to pour in small globules; to distill. ``The trees drop balsam.'' --Creech. [1913 Webster]

The recording angel, as he wrote it down, dropped a tear upon the word and blotted it out forever. --Sterne. [1913 Webster]

2. To cause to fall in one portion, or by one motion, like a drop; to let fall; as, to drop a line in fishing; to drop a courtesy. [1913 Webster]

3. To let go; to dismiss; to set aside; to have done with; to discontinue; to forsake; to give up; to omit. [1913 Webster]

They suddenly drop't the pursuit. --S. Sharp. [1913 Webster]

That astonishing ease with which fine ladies drop you and pick you up again. --Thackeray. [1913 Webster]

The connection had been dropped many years. -- Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

Dropping the too rough H in Hell and Heaven. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

4. To bestow or communicate by a suggestion; to let fall in an indirect, cautious, or gentle manner; as, to drop hint, a word of counsel, etc. [1913 Webster]

5. To lower, as a curtain, or the muzzle of a gun, etc. [1913 Webster]

6. To send, as a letter; as, please drop me a line, a letter, word. [1913 Webster]

7. To give birth to; as, to drop a lamb. [1913 Webster]

8. To cover with drops; to variegate; to bedrop. [1913 Webster]

Show to the sun their waved coats dropped with gold. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

{To drop a vessel} (Naut.), to leave it astern in a race or a chase; to outsail it. [1913 Webster]


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  • Drop — Drop, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dropped}or {Dropt}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dropping}.] [OE. droppen, AS. dropan, v. i. See {Drop}, n.] 1. To pour or let fall in drops; to pour in small globules; to distill. The trees drop balsam. Creech. [1913 Webster] The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Drop — Drop, v. i. 1. To fall in drops. [1913 Webster] The kindly dew drops from the higher tree, And wets the little plants that lowly dwell. Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. To fall, in general, literally or figuratively; as, ripe fruit drops from a tree;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • drop — /drɒp / (say drop) noun 1. a small quantity of liquid which falls or is produced in a more or less spherical mass; a liquid globule. 2. the quantity of liquid contained in such a mass. 3. a. a very small quantity of liquid. b. a small drink,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Drop rudder — Rudder Rud der, n. [OE. rother, AS. r[=o][eth]er a paddle; akin to D. roer rudder, oar, G. ruder, OHG. roadar, Sw. roder, ror, Dan. roer, ror. [root] 8. See {Row} to propel with an oar, and cf. {Rother}. ] 1. (Naut.) The mechanical appliance by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • drop anchor — verb secure a vessel with an anchor We anchored at Baltimore • Syn: ↑anchor, ↑cast anchor • Derivationally related forms: ↑anchor (for: ↑anchor), ↑anchorage ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • To drop astern — Drop Drop, v. i. 1. To fall in drops. [1913 Webster] The kindly dew drops from the higher tree, And wets the little plants that lowly dwell. Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. To fall, in general, literally or figuratively; as, ripe fruit drops from a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To drop down — Drop Drop, v. i. 1. To fall in drops. [1913 Webster] The kindly dew drops from the higher tree, And wets the little plants that lowly dwell. Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. To fall, in general, literally or figuratively; as, ripe fruit drops from a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To drop off — Drop Drop, v. i. 1. To fall in drops. [1913 Webster] The kindly dew drops from the higher tree, And wets the little plants that lowly dwell. Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. To fall, in general, literally or figuratively; as, ripe fruit drops from a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Life drop — Life Life (l[imac]f), n.; pl. {Lives} (l[imac]vz). [AS. l[imac]f; akin to D. lijf body, G. leib body, MHG. l[imac]p life, body, OHG. l[imac]b life, Icel. l[imac]f, life, body, Sw. lif, Dan. liv, and E. live, v. [root]119. See {Live}, and cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Serenity (Firefly vessel) — Infobox Fictional Spacecraft name = Serenity colour =Television colour|Firefly caption = Serenity in orbit first = The Train Job [This is by air date. In the intended series order (as well as the DVD presentation order) the first appearance would …   Wikipedia


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