Abandon vs Drop - What's the difference?

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In lang=en terms the difference between abandon and drop

is that abandon is to surrender to the insurer the insured item, so as to claim a total loss while drop is to cancel or end a scheduled event, project or course.

As verbs the difference between abandon and drop

is that abandon is (obsolete) to subdue; to take control of while drop is to fall in droplets (of a liquid).

As nouns the difference between abandon and drop

is that abandon is a yielding to natural impulses or inhibitions; freedom from artificial constraint, with loss of appreciation of consequences
while drop is a small mass of liquid just large enough to hold its own weight via surface tension, usually one that falls from a source of liquid.

As an adverb abandon

is (obsolete|not comparable) freely; entirely.

abandon

English

Etymology 1

* From (etyl) abandounen, from (etyl) abandoner, formed from . See also (l), (l). * Displaced (etyl) forleten .

Verb

(en verb)
  • (obsolete) To subdue; to take control of.
  • To give up control of, to surrender or to give oneself over, or to yield to one's emotions.
  • * Macaulay
  • He abandoned himself to his favourite vice.
  • To desist in doing, practicing, following, holding, or adhering to; to turn away from; to permit to lapse; to renounce; to discontinue.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-05-17
  • , author=George Monbiot, authorlink=George Monbiot , title=Money just makes the rich suffer , volume=188, issue=23, page=19 , magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , url=http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/may/06/politics-envy-keenest-rich , passage=In order to grant the rich these pleasures, the social contract is reconfigured.
  • To leave behind; to desert as in a ship or a position, typically in response to overwhelming odds or impending dangers; to forsake, in spite of a duty or responsibility.
  • * (rfdate) I. Taylor:
  • Hope was overthrown, yet could not be abandoned .
    Many baby girls have been abandoned on the streets of Beijing.
  • (obsolete) To cast out; to banish; to expel; to reject.
  • * 1594 , , The Taming of the Shrew , act I, scene ii:
  • Being all this time abandoned from your bed.
  • * Udall
  • that he might abandon them from him
  • To no longer exercise a right, title, or interest, especially with no interest of reclaiming it again; to yield; to relinquish.
  • To surrender to the insurer the insured item, so as to claim a total loss.
  • Synonyms
    (synonyms of "abandon") * abdicate * blin * cede * desert * forego * forlet * forsake * give up * leave * quit * relinquish * renounce * resign * retire * surrender * withdraw from * withsake * yield
    Derived terms
    (terms derived from "abandon") * aband * abandoned * abandonee * abandoner * abandonware

    Etymology 2

    * From (etyl), from (etyl) abandon, from abondonner.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A yielding to natural impulses or inhibitions; freedom from artificial constraint, with loss of appreciation of consequences. .
  • * 1954 , , Messiah :
  • I envy those chroniclers who assert with reckless but sincere abandon : 'I was there. I saw it happen. It happened thus.'
  • * 2007 , Akiva Goldsman and Mark Protosevich, :
  • They needed to have an abandon in their performance that you just can’t get out of people in the middle of the night when they’re barefoot.
  • (obsolete) abandonment; relinquishment.
  • Synonyms
    * (giving up to impulses) wantonness, unrestraint, libertinism, abandonment, profligacy, unconstraint

    Adverb

    (en adverb)
  • (obsolete, not comparable) Freely; entirely.
  • * 1330 , Arthour and Merlin :
  • His ribbes and scholder fel adoun,/Men might se the liver abandoun .

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    drop

    English

    (wikipedia drop)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A small mass of liquid just large enough to hold its own weight via surface tension, usually one that falls from a source of liquid.
  • Put three drops of oil into the mixture.
  • The space or distance below a cliff or other high position into which someone or something could fall.
  • On one side of the road was a 50-foot drop .
  • A fall, descent; an act of dropping.
  • That was a long drop , but fortunately I didn't break any bones.
  • * '>citation
  • It moved in surges, like a roller coaster on a series of drops and high-banked turns.
  • A place where items or supplies may be left for others to collect, sometimes associated with criminal activity; a drop-off point.
  • I left the plans at the drop , like you asked.
  • An instance of dropping supplies or making a delivery, sometimes associated with delivery of supplies by parachute.
  • The delivery driver has to make three more drops before lunch.
  • (chiefly, British) a small amount of an alcoholic beverage; or when used with the definite article (the drop ), alcoholic spirits in general.
  • He usually enjoys a drop after dinner.
    It doesn't matter where you're from; anyone who enjoys the drop is a friend of mine.
  • (Ireland, informal) A single measure of whisky.
  • A small, round, sweet piece of hard candy, a lemon drop; a lozenge.
  • (American football) A dropped pass.
  • Yet another drop for the Tiger tight end.
  • (American football) Short for drop-back or drop back.
  • The Tiger quarterback took a one-step drop , expecting his tight end to be open.
  • In a woman'', the difference between bust circumference and hip circumference; ''in a man , the difference between chest circumference and waist circumference.
  • (video games, online gaming) Any item dropped by defeated enemies.
  • (music) A point in a song, usually electronic styled music such as dubstep, house and trance, where everything is played at once, also known highlight, or climax.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2012 , date=June 26 , author=Genevieve Koski , title=Music: Reviews: Justin Bieber: Believe , work=The Onion AV Club citation , page= , passage=But musical ancestry aside, the influence to which Bieber is most beholden is the current trends in pop music, which means Believe is loaded up with EDM accouterments, seeking a comfortable middle ground where Bieber’s impressively refined pop-R&B croon can rub up on techno blasts and garish dubstep drops (and occasionally grind on some AutoTune, not necessarily because it needs it, but because a certain amount of robo-voice is expected these days).}}
  • (US, banking, dated) an unsolicited credit card issue
  • The vertical length of a hanging curtain.
  • That which resembles or hangs like a liquid drop: a hanging diamond ornament, an earring, a glass pendant on a chandelier, etc.
  • (architecture) A gutta.
  • A mechanism for lowering something, such as: a trapdoor; a machine for lowering heavy weights onto a ship's deck; a device for temporarily lowering a gas jet; a curtain which falls in front of a theatrical stage; etc.
  • A drop press or drop hammer.
  • (engineering) The distance of the axis of a shaft below the base of a hanger.
  • (nautical) The depth of a square sail; generally applied to the courses only.
  • Derived terms

    * dropless * droplike * raindrop

    Verb

    (dropp)
  • To fall in droplets (of a liquid).
  • * Spenser
  • The kindly dew drops from the higher tree, / And wets the little plants that lowly dwell.
  • To drip (a liquid).
  • * Creech
  • The trees drop balsam.
  • * Sterne
  • The recording angel, as he wrote it down, dropped a tear upon the word and blotted it out forever.
  • Generally, to fall (straight down).
  • (ergative) To let fall; to allow to fall (either by releasing hold of, or losing one's grip on).
  • To let drops fall; to discharge itself in drops.
  • * Bible, Psalms lxviii. 8
  • The heavens dropped at the presence of God.
  • To sink quickly to the ground.
  • To fall dead, or to fall in death.
  • * Digby
  • Nothing, says Seneca, so soon reconciles us to the thoughts of our own death, as the prospect of one friend after another dropping round us.
  • To come to an end (by not being kept up); to stop.
  • * 1897 , (Henry James), (What Maisie Knew) :
  • Maisie's faith in Mrs. Wix for instance had suffered no lapse from the fact that all communication with her had temporarily dropped .
  • To mention casually or incidentally, usually in conversation.
  • (slang) To part with or spend (money).
  • * 1949 , The Atlantian , v 8, Atlanta: United States Penitentiary, p 41:
  • The question was: Who put the most in the collection box? The wealthy guy, who dropped a “C” note, or the tattered old dame who parted with her last tarnished penny.
  • * 2000 , Lisa Reardon, Blameless: A Novel , Random House, p 221:
  • I forked over the $19.25. I was in no position to be dropping twenties like gumdrops but I deserved something good from this crappy morning.
  • To cease concerning oneself over; to have nothing more to do with (a subject, discussion etc.).
  • * S. Sharp
  • They suddenly drop't the pursuit.
  • * Thackeray
  • that astonishing ease with which fine ladies drop you and pick you up again
  • * Sir Walter Scott
  • The connection had been dropped many years.
  • To lessen, decrease, or diminish in value, condition, degree, etc.
  • * , chapter=17
  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=This time was most dreadful for Lilian. Thrown on her own resources and almost penniless, she maintained herself and paid the rent of a wretched room near the hospital by working as a charwoman, sempstress, anything. In a moment she had dropped to the level of a casual labourer.}}
  • To let (a letter etc.) fall into a postbox; to send (a letter or message).
  • To make (someone or something) fall to the ground from a blow, gunshot etc.; to bring down, to shoot down.
  • * 1846, ed. by G. W. Nickisson, “Elephant-Shooting in Ceylon”, in , vol. XXXIII, no. CXCVII
  • page 562: ...if the first shot does not drop him, and he rushes on, the second will be a very hurried and most likely ineffectual one...
    page 568 ...with a single shot he dropped him like a master of the art.
  • * 1892 , Alexander A. A. Kinloch, Large Game Shooting in Thibet, the Himalayas, Northern and Central India , page 126
  • As with all other animals, a shot behind the shoulder is the most likely to drop the beast on the spot
  • * 1921 , Daniel Henderson, Boone of the Wilderness , page 54
  • He dropped the beast with a bullet in its heart.
  • * 1985 , (Beastie Boys), :
  • The piano player's out, the music stopped / His boy had beef, and he got dropped ...
  • * 1992, Dan Parkinson, Dust on the Wind , page 164
  • With a quick clench of the fist on Joey's throat, Bodie dropped him. The man crumpled to the ground
  • (linguistics) To fail to write, or (especially) to pronounce (a syllable, letter etc.).
  • (cricket, of a fielder) To fail to make a catch from a batted ball that would have lead to the batsman being out.
  • (slang) To swallow (a drug), particularly LSD.
  • to dispose (of); get rid of; to remove; to lose
  • to eject; to dismiss; to cease to include, as if on a list.
  • (slang) To impart.
  • (transitive, music, colloquial) To release to the public.
  • (music) To play a portion of music in the manner of a disc jockey.
  • (intransitive, music, colloquial) To enter public distribution.
  • (music) To tune (a guitar string, etc.) to a lower note.
  • To cancel or end a scheduled event, project or course
  • (fast food) To cook, especially by deep-frying or grilling.
  • (of a voice) To lower in timbre, often relating to puberty.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2012, date=June 26, author=Genevieve Koski, work=The Onion AV Club
  • , title= Music: Reviews: Justin Bieber: Believe , passage=The 18-year-old Bieber can’t quite pull off the “adult” thing just yet: His voice may have dropped a bit since the days of “Baby,” but it still mostly registers as “angelic,” and veers toward a pubescent whine at times. }}
  • (of a sound or song) To lower in pitch, tempo, key, or other quality.
  • (of people) To visit informally; used with in'' or ''by .
  • *
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=1 , passage=He used to drop into my chambers once in a while to smoke, and was first-rate company. When I gave a dinner there was generally a cover laid for him. I liked the man for his own sake, and even had he promised to turn out a celebrity it would have had no weight with me.}}
  • To give birth to.
  • to drop a lamb
  • To cover with drops; to variegate; to bedrop.
  • * Milton
  • their waved coats dropped with gold
  • To hang lower and begin producing sperm due to puberty.
  • Derived terms

    (terms derived from the noun or verb "drop") * a drop in the bucket * air-drop * at the drop of a hat * black drop effect * cough drop * dewdrop * drop a bollock * drop a bomb * drop a dime * drop a line * drop-add form * drop back, drop-back * drop-ball * drop by * drop cap * drop cloth * drop curtain * drop dead, drop-dead * drop-down * drop goal * drop in, drop-in * drop kerb * drop kick, drop-kicker * drop-leaf table * droplet * drop like flies * drop off, dropoff, drop-off * drop out, dropout, drop-out * dropper * droppings * drop scene * drop scone * drop shot * drop the gloves * drop the ball * drop trou * eye-drop * get the drop on * name-drop, name-dropping * one drop * one-drop rule * the penny drops * Turkey drop * raindrop * so quiet one can hear a pin drop * teardrop * waiting for the other shoe to drop