Meaning of DRIP in English

/drip/ , v. , dripped or dript, dripping , n.


1. to let drops fall; shed drops: This faucet drips.

2. to fall in drops, as a liquid.


3. to let fall in drops.


4. an act of dripping.

5. liquid that drips.

6. the sound made by falling drops: the irritating drip of a faucet.

7. Slang. an unattractive, boring, or colorless person.

8. (in house painting) the accumulation of solidified drops of paint at the bottom of a painted surface.

9. Archit. , Building Trades. 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.

10. a pipe for draining off condensed steam from a radiator, heat exchanger, etc.

11. Med. See intravenous drip .

12. Slang. maudlin sentimentality.

[ bef. 1000; ME dryppe, OE dryppan; cf. DROP ]

Syn. 2. trickle, dribble, leak, sprinkle, drizzle.

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .