Pronunciation: (drip),[key] —v.,dripped or dript, drip•ping, —n.
—v.i. 1. to let drops fall; shed drops: This faucet drips. 2. to fall in drops, as a liquid.
—v.t. to let fall in drops.
—n. 1. an act of dripping.
2. liquid that drips.
3. the sound made by falling drops: the irritating drip of a faucet. 4. Slang.an unattractive, boring, or colorless person.
5. (in house painting) the accumulation of solidified drops of paint at the bottom of a painted surface.
6. 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.
7. a pipe for draining off condensed steam from a radiator, heat exchanger, etc.
8. Med.See intravenous drip. 9. Slang.maudlin sentimentality.