Definitions for dronedroʊn
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the male of the honeybee and other bees that is stingless and makes no honey.
a craft operated by remote control, esp. a pilotless airplane guided by radio signals.
a person who lives on the labor of others; parasitic loafer.
Origin of drone:
bef. 1000; ME drone, drane, OE dran, dron
dronedroʊn(v.; n.)droned, dron•ing
(v.i.)to make a continued, low, monotonous sound; hum; buzz.
to speak in a monotonous tone.
to proceed in a dull, monotonous manner (usu. fol. by on).
(v.t.)to say in a dull, monotonous tone.
(n.)a musical instrument or one of its parts producing a continuous low tone, esp. a bagpipe.
Category: Music and Dance
Ref: pedal point.
a monotonous low tone; humming or buzzing sound.
Origin of drone:
1490–1500; see drone1 and cf. ME droun to roar, Icel drynja to bellow, Go drunjus noise
stingless male bee in a colony of social bees (especially honeybees) whose sole function is to mate with the queen
monotone, drone, droning(noun)
an unchanging intonation
dawdler, drone, laggard, lagger, trailer, poke(noun)
someone who takes more time than necessary; someone who lags behind
drone, pilotless aircraft, radio-controlled aircraft(noun)
an aircraft without a pilot that is operated by remote control
drone, drone pipe, bourdon(verb)
a pipe of the bagpipe that is tuned to produce a single continuous tone
make a monotonous low dull sound
"The harmonium was droning on"
drone, drone on(verb)
talk in a monotonous voice
A male bee or wasp, which does not work but can fertilise the queen.
Someone who doesn't work; a lazy person, an idler.
A remotely controlled aircraft.
A low-pitched hum or buzz.
One who performs menial or tedious work; a drudge.
One of the fixed-pitch pipes on a bagpipe.
A genre of music similar to that of noise.
To produce a low-pitched hum or buzz.
To speak in a monotone way.
Origin: From drone, from dran, from drēnaz, from dhrēn-. Cognate with German Drohne, dialectal German Dräne and Swedish drönare.
the male of bees, esp. of the honeybee. It gathers no honey. See Honeybee
one who lives on the labors of others; a lazy, idle fellow; a sluggard
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
a humming or deep murmuring sound
a monotonous bass, as in a pastoral composition
to utter or make a low, dull, monotonous, humming or murmuring sound
to love in idleness; to do nothing
In music, a drone is a harmonic or monophonic effect or accompaniment where a note or chord is continuously sounded throughout most or all of a piece. The word drone is also used to refer to any part of a musical instrument that is just used to produce such an effect.
The New Hacker's Dictionary
Ignorant sales or customer service personnel in computer or electronics superstores. Characterized by a lack of even superficial knowledge about the products they sell, yet possessed of the conviction that they are more competent than their hacker customers. Usage: “That video board probably sucks, it was recommended by a drone at Fry's” In the year 2000, their natural habitats include Fry's Electronics, Best Buy, and CompUSA.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
A land, sea, or air vehicle that is remotely or automatically controlled. See also remotely piloted vehicle.
Translations for drone
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the male of the bee.
- ذَكَر النَّحِلArabic
- zangãoPortuguese (BR)
- die DrohneGerman
- leskmesilane, isamesilaneEstonian
- زنبور عسل نرFarsi
- नर मधुमक्खीHindi
- here (méh)Hungarian
- lebah jantanIndonesian
- lebah jantanMalay
- drone, hannbieNorwegian
- زنبور عسل نرPersian
- د عسلو نر غومبسهPashto
- erkek arıTurkish
- 雄蜂Chinese (Trad.)
- نر مکھیUrdu
- ong mật đựcVietnamese
- 雄蜂Chinese (Simp.)
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