drip

verb
\ ˈdrip How to pronounce drip (audio) \
dripped; dripping

Definition of drip

 (Entry 1 of 4)

transitive verb

1 : to let fall in drops a brush dripping paint
2 : to let out or seem to spill copiously her voice dripping sarcasm trees dripping Spanish moss

intransitive verb

1a : to let fall drops of moisture or liquid wet clothes dripping onto the floor
b : to overflow with or as if with moisture stories dripping with pop-culture references toast dripping with butter
2 : to fall in or as if in drops let the excess drip off
3 : to waft or pass gently

drip

noun

Definition of drip (Entry 2 of 4)

1 : a part of a cornice or other member that projects to throw off rainwater also : an overlapping metal strip or an underneath groove for the same purpose
2a : a falling in drops
b : liquid that falls, overflows, or is extruded in drops a pan to catch drips
3 : the sound made by or as if by falling drops
4 : a device for the administration of a fluid at a slow rate especially into a vein also : a material so administered
5 : a dull or unattractive person

drip

adjective

Definition of drip (Entry 3 of 4)

: of, relating to, or being coffee made by letting boiling water drip slowly through finely ground coffee drip coffee a drip pot

Definition of DRIP (Entry 4 of 4)

dividend reinvestment plan

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Other Words from drip

Verb

dripper noun

Synonyms for drip

Synonyms: Verb

distill (also distil), dribble, drop, trickle

Synonyms: Noun

bore, drag, droner, dullsville, nudnik (also nudnick), snooze, snoozer, yawn, yawner

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Examples of drip in a Sentence

Verb

Water dripped from a leak in the ceiling. Blood dripped down his leg from the cut. Hot wax dripped onto my fingers. The pine trees dripped sap onto the cars. The kids dripped water all over the house.

Noun

Drips of water fell from a leak in the ceiling. We heard the drip of the rain. the steady drip, drip, drip of the faucet Water fell from the ceiling in a steady drip. The doctor put the patient on a morphine drip to manage the pain. Don't invite that drip to your party!
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Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

While the crowd eagerly welcomed the skin and makeup goodies and the experiences, many ladies came already dripping in the swag of unique eye color trends, dewy faces, and cute curls. Shalwah Evans, Essence, "Beauty Looks From The Women Who Attended SEPHORiA House Of Beauty," 9 Sep. 2019 Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele posted a selfie of himself dripping in jewelry, including a drop earring and layered necklaces tangled in his chest hair. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "This Week on Fashion Instagram, Madonna Does Pride and Zendaya Glows," 6 July 2019 Doug the Pug arrived at the 2019 CMT Awards looking like a rhinestone cowboy — dripping in denim and sparkle. Kelli Bender, PEOPLE.com, "Doug the Pug Dazzled the CMT Awards with Denim, Glitz and Good Cuddles," 7 June 2019 Steam rose from the cast-iron skillet clutched, with maniacal intensity, in her right hand, and water dripped from it onto the floor, where a cat soon appeared to lick it up. J. Robert Lennon, The New Yorker, "The Loop," 19 Aug. 2019 This past weekend, the rapper dropped a picture on her Instagram dripped in Chanel jewels in addition to the iconic logo printed in her icy grey wig. Nandi Howard, Essence, "Lil Kim Previews A Promotional Shot Dripped In Chanel For Her Next Album "9"," 19 Aug. 2019 The away kit is complemented by light grey shorts and white socks with Die Roten opting to have a huge contrast from their home kit, which is dripped in red. SI.com, "Bayern Munich Kit: adidas Unveil Sleek White Away Jersey Ahead of 2019/20 Season," 14 July 2019 The crew is still finishing a strategic lighting setup, and Shayk, wrapped in a fluffy bathrobe and dripping in Bvlgari diamonds, wants to get this show on the road. Olivia Fleming, Harper's BAZAAR, "Will the Real Irina Shayk Please Stand Up," 11 July 2019 Beyoncé walked the red carpet for the film premiere literally dripping in diamonds while all this news was unfolding around her: View this post on Instagram A post shared by Beyoncé (@beyonce) on Jul 10, 2019 at 1:18am PDT Bow down, everybody. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "Beyoncé's New, Original 'Lion King' Song Is the Power Anthem of 2019," 10 July 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

After drip-feeding player's ratings in Ultimate Team earlier this month and ahead of the full game's release on 27 September, the FIFA 20 demo gives players the chance to play with six of European football's biggest clubs. SI.com, "EA Release FIFA 20 Demo on PS4, Xbox & Origin," 10 Sep. 2019 According to Hogue, detecting drip followers requires a closer inspection of those follower account graphs. Wired, "Fighting Instagram's $1.3 Billion Problem—Fake Followers," 10 Sep. 2019 Every drip is headed to sea, which makes what is happening here directly relevant to New York, Miami, Dubai, Osaka, Hong Kong and countless beach towns in between. Bill Weir, CNN, "Alaska just had the most ridiculous summer. That's a red flag for the planet.," 9 Sep. 2019 There are appetizers like a giant pretzel, street tacos, biscuits, Thai Brussels sprouts, elote and crab drip. San Diego Union-Tribune, "What’s new at San Diego casinos: restaurants, beer, mobile apps and menu changes," 8 Sep. 2019 Air conditioning condensation would flow to the back of the aircraft and drip onto the flight attendant sitting in the plane's tail cone. Mary Schlangenstein, chicagotribune.com, "American Airlines says goodbye to the MD-80 as jet that was once 44% of fleet makes its last flight," 4 Sep. 2019 Air conditioning condensation would flow to the back of the aircraft and drip onto the flight attendant sitting in the plane’s tail cone. Mary Schlangensteinbloomberg, Los Angeles Times, "Crews loved and hated the MD-80 jet. After 36 years, American Airlines says goodbye," 4 Sep. 2019 Air conditioning condensation would flow to the back of the aircraft and drip onto the flight attendant sitting in the plane’s tail cone. Mary Schlangenstein / Bloomberg, Time, "American Airlines Is Retiring a Plane That Pilots and Passengers Both Love and Hate," 4 Sep. 2019 Talia Farley, 7, will miss sleep-overs with her friends and eating strawberry ice cream cones, licking them fast so the frozen concoction doesn’t drip. Baltimore Sun Staff, baltimoresun.com, "At Patterson Park Pool, one door closes on summer while another opens on school," 2 Sep. 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

Apple has made no secret of its AR aspirations, but its slow-drip approach has always targeted users inside the home: placing furniture, playing with Legos. Peter Rubin, WIRED, "Apple Puts the AR in 'Art' (and in 'Transparent Sky-Being')," 16 Aug. 2019 The cafe serves all the usual suspects here (drip coffee, lattes, mochas, cappuccinos, and cold brew), as well as seasonal specialty drinks like lavender lattes and spicy Mexican mochas. Jennifer Bradley Franklin, Condé Nast Traveler, "10 Best Coffee Shops in Atlanta," 22 Aug. 2018 With beans from respected roasters like Stumptown and Methodical, even a drip coffee here is good. Jennifer Bradley Franklin, Condé Nast Traveler, "10 Best Coffee Shops in Atlanta," 22 Aug. 2018 For its drip coffee and espresso, Plein Air uses Four Letter Word, while its cold brew comes from Metric. Adam Lukach, RedEye Chicago, "What's in a cup? Chicago specialty roasters showcase sips in all shades of black," 9 Nov. 2017 Paint pumpkins either white or gray and drip metallic paint from the stem. Abby Larson, Redbook, "14 Ways to Throw An Adults-Only Halloween Party People Will Actually Enjoy," 31 Aug. 2017 More: Michigan's bench, the 'drip boys,' spark run in Final Four win Backcourt Villanova has the best college point guard in America and arguably the top college basketball player this season in junior Jalen Brunson. Nick Baumgardner, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan basketball vs. Villanova: Scouting report, prediction," 1 Apr. 2018 Coffee is limited to espresso drinks; no drip coffee here. Joseph Hernandez, chicagotribune.com, "Drink this! Sawada's aromatic Black Camo Latte a seductive, nutty sip," 9 Mar. 2018 His only remarks on the situation on Thursday were on Twitter, and did not exactly drip with empathy for the victims. Stephen Collinson, CNN, "Trump White House feels heat on Puerto Rico," 29 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of drip

Verb

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

Noun

1664, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adjective

1895, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for drip

Verb

Middle English drippen, from Old English dryppan; akin to Old English dropa drop

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Financial Definition of DRIP

What It Is

A dividend reinvestment plan (DRIP) is an arrangement offered by companies to investors wishing to receive additional shares of company stock in lieu of cash dividend payments.

How It Works

In many cases, optimistic investors prefer to gain additional equity in a company rather than receive the cash dividends related to their holdings. A dividend reinvestment plan (DRIP or DRP) provides investors with a system of recurring dividend reinvestments. In other words, rather than receiving cash from a declared dividend, participating investors receive shares and fractional shares of company stock of equivalent value.

To illustrate, suppose company XYZ's stock is valued at $10 per share. XYZ declares a dividend of one dollar per share. A DRIP participant holding 100 shares will receive 10 shares of company stock [(100 shares x $1 per share) / $10 per share = 10 shares]. In most cases, these shares are discounted and free of brokerage charges.

Why It Matters

A dividend reinvestment plan gives participating investors increasing equity in the issuing company with each declared dividend. Depending on the market price of the stock, participants run the risk of forcibly receiving shares at a higher price than they might otherwise be willing to pay.

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drip

verb

English Language Learners Definition of drip

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to fall in drops
: to let drops of (a liquid) fall
: to have or show a large amount of something

drip

noun

English Language Learners Definition of drip (Entry 2 of 2)

: a drop of liquid that falls from something
: the sound of liquid falling in drops
: the act or action of falling in drops

drip

verb
\ ˈdrip How to pronounce drip (audio) \
dripped; dripping

Kids Definition of drip

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : to fall in drops Sap dripped from the trees.
2 : to let fall drops of liquid My wet clothes dripped on the floor.
3 : to have or show a large amount of something The popcorn was dripping with butter. Her voice dripped with spite.

drip

noun

Kids Definition of drip (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : the act of falling in drops The barrel caught the drip of rain from the roof.
2 : a drop of liquid that falls a drip of paint
3 : the sound made by falling drops

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drip

verb
\ ˈdrip How to pronounce drip (audio) \
dripped; dripping

Medical Definition of drip

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

: to let fall in drops

intransitive verb

1 : to let fall drops of moisture or liquid
2 : to fall in drops

drip

noun

Medical Definition of drip (Entry 2 of 2)

1a : a falling in drops — see postnasal drip
b : liquid that falls, overflows, or is extruded in drops
2 : a device for the administration of a fluid at a slow rate especially into a vein was hooked up to an intravenous drip also : a material so administered a glucose drip — see gravity drip

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