(Drone"pipe`), n. One of the low- toned tubes of a bagpipe.
(Dron"go) n.; pl. Drongos (Zoöl.) A passerine bird of the family Dicruridæ. They are usually
black with a deeply forked tail. They are natives of Asia, Africa, and Australia; called also drongo
(Dron"ish) a. Like a drone; indolent; slow. Burke. Dron"ish*ly, adv. Dron"ish*ness, n.
(Dron"ke*lewe) a. [See Drink.] Given to drink; drunken. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Dron"te) n. [F.] (Zoöl.) The dodo.
(Dron"y) a. Like a drone; sluggish; lazy.
(Drool) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Drooled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Drooling.] [Contr. fr. drivel.] To drivel,
or drop saliva; as, the child drools.
His mouth drooling with texts.T. Parker.
(Droop) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Drooped ; p. pr. & vb. n. Drooping.] [Icel. drpa; akin to E. drop.
1. To hang bending downward; to sink or hang down, as an animal, plant, etc., from physical inability or
exhaustion, want of nourishment, or the like. "The purple flowers droop." "Above her drooped a lamp."
I saw him ten days before he died, and observed he began very much to droop and languish.Swift.
2. To grow weak or faint with disappointment, grief, or like causes; to be dispirited or depressed; to languish; as,
her spirits drooped.
I'll animate the soldier's drooping courage.Addison.
3. To proceed downward, or toward a close; to decline. "Then day drooped." Tennyson.
(Droop), v. t. To let droop or sink. [R.] M. Arnold.
Like to a withered vineShak.
That droops his sapless branches to the ground.
(Droop), n. A drooping; as, a droop of the eye.
(Droop"er) n. One who, or that which, droops.
(Droop"ing*ly), adv. In a drooping manner.
(Drop) n. [OE. drope, AS. dropa; akin to OS. dropo, D. drop, OHG. tropo, G. tropfen, Icel.
dropi, Sw. droppe; and Fr. AS. dreópan to drip, drop; akin to OS. driopan, D. druipen, OHG. triofan,
G. triefen, Icel. drjpa. Cf. Drip, Droop.]
1. The quantity of fluid which falls in one small spherical mass; a liquid globule; a minim; hence, also, the
smallest easily measured portion of a fluid; a small quantity; as, a drop of water.
With minute drops from off the eaves.Milton.
As dear to me as are the ruddy dropsShak.
That visit my sad heart.
That drop of peace divine.Keble.