from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act or sound of something falling in drops.
  • noun The fat and juices exuded from roasting meat, often used in making gravy.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun That which falls in drops; specifically, the fat which falls from meat in roasting: commonly in the plural.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A falling in drops, or the sound so made.
  • noun That which falls in drops, as fat from meat in roasting.
  • noun a pan for receiving the fat which drips from meat in roasting.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Solid animal fat, traditionally collected from dripping off roasting meat.
  • verb Present participle of drip.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a liquid (as water) that flows in drops (as from the eaves of house)
  • noun the sound of a liquid falling drop by drop
  • adverb extremely wet


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