dripping Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun a liquid (as water) that flows in drops (as from the eaves of house)
  2. noun the sound of a liquid falling drop by drop
    • the constant sound of dripping irritated him
  3. verb fall in drops
    • Water is dripping from the faucet
  4. verb let or cause to fall in drops
    drop; dribble; drip.
    • dribble oil into the mixture
  5. adverb extremely wet
    soaking; sopping.
    • dripping wet
    • soaking wet


Drip"ping noun
  1. A falling in drops, or the sound so made.
  2. That which falls in drops, as fat from meat in roasting.

Webster 1913