a radar echo displayed so as to show the position of a reflecting surface
a sudden minor shock or meaningless interruption; "the market had one bad blip today"; "you can't react to the day-to-day blips"; "renewed jitters in the wake of a blip in retail sales"
a small indefinite quantity (especially of a liquid); "he had a drop too much to drink"; "a drop of each sample was analyzed"; "there is not a drop of pity in that man"; "years afterward, they would pay the blood-money, driblet by driblet"--Kipling
omit (a letter or syllable) in speaking or writing; " New Englanders drop their post-vocalic r's"
a curtain that can be lowered and raised onto a stage from the flies; often used as background scenery
utter with seeming casualness; "drop a hint"; drop names"
a sudden sharp decrease in some quantity; "a drop of 57 points on the Dow Jones index"; "there was a drop in pressure in the pulmonary artery"; "a dip in prices"; "when that became known the price of their stock went into free fall"
lose (a game); "The Giants dropped 11 of their first 13"
a free and rapid descent by the force of gravity; "it was a miracle that he survived the drop from that height"
take (a drug, especially LSD), by mouth; "She dropped acid when she was a teenager"
a predetermined hiding place for the deposit and distribution of illicit goods (such as drugs or stolen property)
cause to fall by or as if by delivering a blow; "strike down
the physical composition of something (especially with respect to the size and shape of the small constituents of a substance); "breadfruit has the same texture as bread"; "sand of a fine grain"; "fish with a delicate flavor and texture"; "a stone of coarse grain"
the direction, texture, or pattern of fibers found in wood or leather or stone or in a woven fabric; "saw the board across the grain"
the smallest possible unit of anything; "there was a grain of truth in what he said"; "he does not have a grain of sense"
foodstuff prepared from the starchy grains of cereal grasses
a relatively small granular particle of a substance; "a grain of sand"; "a grain of sugar"
a cereal grass; "wheat is a grain that is grown in Kansas"
dry seed-like fruit produced by the cereal grasses: e.g. wheat, barley, Indian corn
form into grains
1/7000 pound; equals a troy grain or 64.799 milligrams
a tiny or scarcely detectable amount
the 9th letter of the Greek alphabet
a former French coin of low denomination; often used of any small amount of money; "he hasn't a sou to his name"
a slight amount or degree of difference; "a tad too expensive"; "not a tad of difference"; "the new model is a shade better than the old one"
either of two lines that connect a horse's harness to a wagon or other vehicle or to a whiffletree
a drawing created by superimposing a semitransparent sheet of paper on the original image and copying on it the lines of the original image
an indication that something has been present; "there wasn't a trace of evidence for the claim"; "a tincture of condescension"
a visible mark (as a footprint) left by the passage of person or animal or vehicle
read with difficulty; "Can you decipher this letter?"; "The archeologist traced the hieroglyphs"
a suggestion of some quality; "there was a touch of sarcasm in his tone"; "he detected a ghost of a smile on her face"
follow, discover, or ascertain the course of development of something; "We must follow closely the economic development is Cuba" ; "trace the student's progress"
a just detectable amount; "he speaks French with a trace of an accent"