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Definitions of drone

  1. To emit a low, heavy, dull sound; to live in idleness. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To hum. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. To read or speak in a monotonous tone. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. To idle. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. The male of bees, esp. of the honeybee. It gathers no honey. See Honeybee. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. One who lives on the labors of others; a lazy, idle fellow; a sluggard. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. That which gives out a grave or monotonous tone or dull sound; as: (a) A drum. [Obs.] Halliwell. (b) The part of the bagpipe containing the two lowest tubes, which always sound the key note and the fifth. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. A humming or deep murmuring sound. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. A monotonous bass, as in a pastoral composition. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To utter a monotonous tone or sound; live in idleness. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. To make a deep humming sound. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. talk in a monotonous voice Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. To read or speak in a droning manner. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. a pipe of the bagpipe that is tuned to produce a single continuous tone Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. someone who takes more time than necessary; someone who lags behind Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. an aircraft without a pilot that is operated by remote control Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. an unchanging intonation Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. make a monotonous low dull sound; "The harmonium was droning on" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  19. To utter or make a low, dull, monotonous, humming or murmuring sound. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. To love in idleness; to do nothing. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. A dull monotonous tone: one of the pipes of a bagpipe; the male of the honeybee, which produces no honey; a lazy fellow. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  22. The male of the honeybee: one who lives on the labor of others, like the drone-bee: a lazy, idle fellow. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  23. The largest tube of the bagpipe. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  24. The male bee; an idle fellow. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  25. One of the three long tubes of the bag pipe, each of which produces a fixed note operating as a sustained bass, or its sound; a bass of one note running through a piece. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. A male bee, that gathers no honey; an idler. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  27. The male of the honey-bee, which makes no honey, smaller than the queen bee, but larger than the working bee; an idler; one who does nothing to support himself or others, but lives on others; a humming or low sound, or the instrument of humming; the largest tube of the bagpipe, which emits a continued deep note. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  28. The male of the honey-bee which makes no honey; an idler; a sluggard; a dull humming sound; the largest pipe of the bagpipe. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  29. The male of any species of bee. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  30. Dronish. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for drone

  1. Then, as if in an agony of foiled hate, he sent from chanter and drone a perfect screech of execration, with which the instrument dropped from his hands, and he fell back in his chair, speechless. – Malcolm by George MacDonald
  2. Buster Bumblebee was a drone – The Tale of Buster Bumblebee by Arthur Scott Bailey
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