1. a state in which some integrated part of a person's life becomes separated from the rest of the personality and functions independently

    Synonyms : disassociation
    Type Of : mental state, psychological condition, psychological state, mental condition
  2. (chemistry) the temporary or reversible process in which a molecule or ion is broken down into smaller molecules or ions

    Type Of : chemical action, chemical change, chemical process
  3. the act of removing from association

    Type Of : separation


  1. a physical condition in which there is a disturbance of normal functioning

    Synonyms : upset
    Type Of : physiological condition, physiological state, physical condition
    Examples :
    • the doctor prescribed some medicine for the disorder
  2. bring disorder to

    Synonyms : disarray
    Antonyms : order
    Type Of : alter, change, modify
  3. a condition in which things are not in their expected places

    Synonyms : disorderliness
    Antonyms : order
    Type Of : status, condition
    Examples :
    • the files are in complete disorder
  4. disturb in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or alarmed

    Synonyms : cark, disquiet, distract, perturb, trouble, unhinge
    Type Of : disturb, trouble, upset
  5. a disturbance of the peace or of public order

    Antonyms : order
    Type Of : state


  1. a shape that is spherical and small

    Synonyms : bead, pearl
    Type Of : sphere
    Examples :
    • he studied the shapes of low-viscosity drops
  2. remove (cargo, people, etc.) from and leave

    Synonyms : discharge, drop off, put down, set down, unload
    Type Of : deliver
    Examples :
    • drop off the passengers at the hotel
  3. grow worse

    Synonyms : degenerate, deteriorate, devolve
    Type Of : worsen, decline
  4. fall or descend to a lower place or level

    Synonyms : drop down, sink
    Type Of : change posture
  5. a sudden sharp decrease in some quantity

    Synonyms : dip, fall, free fall
    Type Of : decrease, decrement
    Examples :
    • a drop of 57 points on the Dow Jones index
    • there was a drop in pressure in the pulmonary artery
  6. a free and rapid descent by the force of gravity

    Synonyms : fall
    Type Of : descent, gravitation
    Examples :
    • it was a miracle that he survived the drop from that height
  7. let or cause to fall in drops

    Synonyms : dribble, drip
    Type Of : pour
  8. stop associating with

    Synonyms : dismiss, send away, send packing
    Type Of : sack, dismiss, give the sack, can, give the axe, displace, give notice, fire, force out, terminate, send away
    Examples :
    • They dropped her after she had a child out of wedlock
  9. pay out

    Synonyms : expend, spend
    Type Of : pay
  10. a small indefinite quantity (especially of a liquid)

    Synonyms : drib, driblet
    Type Of : small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity
    Examples :
    • 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
  11. get rid of

    Synonyms : cast, cast off, shake off, shed, throw, throw away, throw off
    Type Of : take away, withdraw, remove, take
  12. cause to fall by or as if by delivering a blow

    Synonyms : cut down, fell, strike down
    Type Of : cut
  13. hang freely

    Synonyms : dangle, swing
    Type Of : hang
    Examples :
    • The light dropped from the ceiling
  14. a steep high face of rock

    Synonyms : cliff, drop-off
    Type Of : formation, geological formation
    Examples :
    • a steep drop
  15. stop pursuing or acting

    Synonyms : knock off
    Type Of : lay off, give up, quit, discontinue, stop, cease
    Examples :
    • drop a lawsuit
  16. leave undone or leave out

    Synonyms : leave out, miss, neglect, omit, overleap, overlook, pretermit
  17. a curtain that can be lowered and raised onto a stage from the flies; often used as background scenery

    Synonyms : drop cloth, drop curtain
    Type Of : drapery, curtain, pall, mantle, drape
  18. lower the pitch of (musical notes)

    Synonyms : flatten
    Type Of : modify, alter, change
  19. a central depository where things can be left or picked up

    Type Of : repository, deposit, depositary, depository
  20. a predetermined hiding place for the deposit and distribution of illicit goods (such as drugs or stolen property)

    Type Of : hiding place
  21. change from one level to another

    Type Of : change
    Examples :
    • She dropped into army jargon
  22. fall or sink into a state of exhaustion or death

    Type Of : fall
    Examples :
    • shop til you drop
  23. give birth; used for animals

    Type Of : bear, deliver, have, give birth, birth
    Examples :
    • The cow dropped her calf this morning
  24. go down in value

    Type Of : wane, go down, decline
    Examples :
    • Stock prices dropped
  25. let fall to the ground

    Type Of : displace, move
    Examples :
    • Don't drop the dishes
  26. lose (a game)

    Type Of : lose
    Examples :
    • The Giants dropped 11 of their first 13
  27. omit (a letter or syllable) in speaking or writing

    Type Of : elide
    Examples :
    • New Englanders drop their post-vocalic r's
  28. take (a drug, especially LSD), by mouth

    Type Of : do drugs, drug
    Examples :
    • She dropped acid when she was a teenager
  29. terminate an association with

    Type Of : remove
    Examples :
    • drop him from the Republican ticket
  30. the act of dropping something

    Type Of : descent
    Examples :
    • they expected the drop would be successful
  31. to fall vertically

    Type Of : come down, descend, fall, go down
    Examples :
    • the bombs are dropping on enemy targets
  32. utter with seeming casualness

    Type Of : verbalize, express, give tongue to, verbalise, utter
    Examples :
    • drop a hint
    • drop names


  1. a golf club (a wood) with a near vertical face that is used for hitting long shots from the tee

    Synonyms : number one wood
    Type Of : wood
  2. (computer science) a program that determines how a computer will communicate with a peripheral device

    Synonyms : device driver
    Type Of : utility program, service program, utility
  3. a golfer who hits the golf ball with a driver

    Type Of : golf player, golfer, linksman
  4. someone who drives animals that pull a vehicle

    Type Of : worker
  5. the operator of a motor vehicle

    Antonyms : nondriver
    Type Of : operator, manipulator


  1. a performer who dances professionally

    Synonyms : professional dancer, terpsichorean
    Type Of : performer, performing artist
  2. a person who participates in a social gathering arranged for dancing (as a ball)

    Synonyms : social dancer
    Type Of : person, somebody, someone, soul, individual, mortal


  1. an obligation to pay or do something

    Type Of : obligation
  2. money or goods or services owed by one person to another

    Type Of : liabilities
  3. the state of owing something (especially money)

    Type Of : indebtedness, liability, financial obligation
    Examples :
    • he is badly in debt


  1. convert code into ordinary language

    Synonyms : decode, decrypt
    Type Of : rewrite
  2. read with difficulty

    Synonyms : trace
    Type Of : read
    Examples :
    • Can you decipher this letter?


  1. an entertainment that provokes pleased interest and distracts you from worries and vexations

    Synonyms : beguilement
    Type Of : entertainment, amusement
  2. the act of distracting; drawing someone's attention away from something

    Synonyms : misdirection
    Type Of : revision, alteration
  3. an obstacle to attention

    Type Of : inattention
  4. mental turmoil

    Type Of : disarray, muddiness, mental confusion, confusedness, confusion
    Examples :
    • he drives me to distraction


  1. a statistic characterizing human populations (or segments of human populations broken down by age or sex or income etc.)

    Type Of : statistic
  2. of or relating to demography

    Examples :
    • demographic surveys


  1. frequent and watery bowel movements; can be a symptom of infection or food poisoning or colitis or a gastrointestinal tumor

    Synonyms : diarrhea, looseness, looseness of the bowels
    Type Of : symptom