What does drone mean?

Definitions for drone
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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word drone.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dronenoun

    stingless male bee in a colony of social bees (especially honeybees) whose sole function is to mate with the queen

  2. monotone, drone, droningnoun

    an unchanging intonation

  3. dawdler, drone, laggard, lagger, trailer, pokenoun

    someone who takes more time than necessary; someone who lags behind

  4. drone, pilotless aircraft, radio-controlled aircraftnoun

    an aircraft without a pilot that is operated by remote control

  5. drone, drone pipe, bourdonverb

    a pipe of the bagpipe that is tuned to produce a single continuous tone

  6. droneverb

    make a monotonous low dull sound

    "The harmonium was droning on"

  7. drone, drone onverb

    talk in a monotonous voice

Wiktionary

  1. dronenoun

    A male bee or wasp, which does not work but can fertilise the queen.

    Etymology: From drone, from dran, from drēnaz, from dhrēn-. Cognate with German Drohne, dialectal German Dräne and Swedish drönare.

  2. dronenoun

    Someone who doesn't work; a lazy person, an idler.

    Etymology: From drone, from dran, from drēnaz, from dhrēn-. Cognate with German Drohne, dialectal German Dräne and Swedish drönare.

  3. dronenoun

    A remotely controlled aircraft.

    Etymology: From drone, from dran, from drēnaz, from dhrēn-. Cognate with German Drohne, dialectal German Dräne and Swedish drönare.

  4. dronenoun

    A low-pitched hum or buzz.

    Etymology: From drone, from dran, from drēnaz, from dhrēn-. Cognate with German Drohne, dialectal German Dräne and Swedish drönare.

  5. dronenoun

    One who performs menial or tedious work; a drudge.

    Etymology: From drone, from dran, from drēnaz, from dhrēn-. Cognate with German Drohne, dialectal German Dräne and Swedish drönare.

  6. dronenoun

    One of the fixed-pitch pipes on a bagpipe.

    Etymology: From drone, from dran, from drēnaz, from dhrēn-. Cognate with German Drohne, dialectal German Dräne and Swedish drönare.

  7. dronenoun

    A genre of music similar to that of noise.

    Etymology: From drone, from dran, from drēnaz, from dhrēn-. Cognate with German Drohne, dialectal German Dräne and Swedish drönare.

  8. droneverb

    To produce a low-pitched hum or buzz.

    Etymology: From drone, from dran, from drēnaz, from dhrēn-. Cognate with German Drohne, dialectal German Dräne and Swedish drönare.

  9. droneverb

    To speak in a monotone way.

    Etymology: From drone, from dran, from drēnaz, from dhrēn-. Cognate with German Drohne, dialectal German Dräne and Swedish drönare.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Droneverb

    the male of bees, esp. of the honeybee. It gathers no honey. See Honeybee

    Etymology: [OE. drane a dronebee, AS. drn; akin to OS. drn, OHG. treno, G. drohne, Dan. drone, cf. Gr. a kind of wasp, dial. Gr. drone. Prob. named fr. the droning sound. See Drone, v. i.]

  2. Droneverb

    one who lives on the labors of others; a lazy, idle fellow; a sluggard

    Etymology: [OE. drane a dronebee, AS. drn; akin to OS. drn, OHG. treno, G. drohne, Dan. drone, cf. Gr. a kind of wasp, dial. Gr. drone. Prob. named fr. the droning sound. See Drone, v. i.]

  3. Droneverb

    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

    Etymology: [OE. drane a dronebee, AS. drn; akin to OS. drn, OHG. treno, G. drohne, Dan. drone, cf. Gr. a kind of wasp, dial. Gr. drone. Prob. named fr. the droning sound. See Drone, v. i.]

  4. Droneverb

    a humming or deep murmuring sound

    Etymology: [OE. drane a dronebee, AS. drn; akin to OS. drn, OHG. treno, G. drohne, Dan. drone, cf. Gr. a kind of wasp, dial. Gr. drone. Prob. named fr. the droning sound. See Drone, v. i.]

  5. Droneverb

    a monotonous bass, as in a pastoral composition

    Etymology: [OE. drane a dronebee, AS. drn; akin to OS. drn, OHG. treno, G. drohne, Dan. drone, cf. Gr. a kind of wasp, dial. Gr. drone. Prob. named fr. the droning sound. See Drone, v. i.]

  6. Dronenoun

    to utter or make a low, dull, monotonous, humming or murmuring sound

    Etymology: [OE. drane a dronebee, AS. drn; akin to OS. drn, OHG. treno, G. drohne, Dan. drone, cf. Gr. a kind of wasp, dial. Gr. drone. Prob. named fr. the droning sound. See Drone, v. i.]

  7. Dronenoun

    to love in idleness; to do nothing

    Etymology: [OE. drane a dronebee, AS. drn; akin to OS. drn, OHG. treno, G. drohne, Dan. drone, cf. Gr. a kind of wasp, dial. Gr. drone. Prob. named fr. the droning sound. See Drone, v. i.]

Freebase

  1. Drone

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Drone

    drōn, n. the male of the honey-bee: one who lives on the labour of others, like the drone-bee: a lazy, idle fellow.—adj. Dron′ish, like a drone: lazy, idle.—adv. Dron′ishly.—n. Dron′ishness.—adv. Dron′y. [A.S. drán, the bee; Dan. drone.]

  2. Drone

    drōn, v.i. to make a low humming sound.—n. the bass-pipe of a bagpipe.—n. Drone′-pipe, a pipe producing a droning sound. [M. E. drounen, to roar; not found in A.S. Cf. Dut. dreunen, Ger. dröhnen.]

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. drone

    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

  1. drone

    A land, sea, or air vehicle that is remotely or automatically controlled. See also remotely piloted vehicle.

Entomology

  1. Drone

    in Hymenoptera; the male bee.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of drone in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of drone in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of drone in a Sentence

  1. Stephen Innes:

    The Fed backstop and the report of the U.S. Navy shooting down an Iranian drone are providing a modicum of support for oil markets amidst a very bearish landscape.

  2. Paul Fraidenburgh:

    Drone technology is far surpassing the flying skills of the people who have them, the fact that someone is receiving money makes me feel safer about their operation.

  3. Magnus Ranstorp:

    It's quite important for families of the victims, they know where to focus. They know there is one particular person who has been named who authorities will focus on and who will live for the rest of his life knowing that every day he will face a possible drone attack. Now that he is known, he may not be as menacing as he once was.

  4. Barack Obama:

    The drone that landed in the White House you buy in Radio Shack.

  5. Vice President Biden on Tuesday:

    Vice President Biden on Tuesday said. Clinton, the Democratic presidential front-runner and former secretary of state, has claimed she recommended to President Obama that President Obama go ahead, while President Obama advisers were split. The VP comments come as Vice President Biden on Tuesday weighs whether to enter the 2016 Democratic presidential race. It's unclear whether Vice President Biden on Tuesday intentionally challenged Clinton's account, or simply offered an inadvertently flawed retelling of events. Biden on Tuesday also contradicted Vice President Biden on Tuesday past recollections of the deliberations, telling the forum that while Vice President Biden on Tuesday privately supported the raid, Vice President Biden on Tuesday did n’t want to say so in front of everyone else as it risked undercutting his relationship with President Obama if the president decided against the raid. Vice President Biden on Tuesday said Vice President Biden on Tuesday only advised President Obama to go ahead when the two were alone -- after advising in a Cabinet meeting that there should be another pass with a surveillance drone to make sure bin Laden really was at the compound. As we walked out of the room and walked up the stairs, I told Vice President Biden on Tuesday my opinion that I thought Vice President Biden on Tuesday should go but to follow Vice President Biden on Tuesday own instincts, i never, on a difficult issue, never say what I think finally until I go up in the Oval with Vice President Biden on Tuesday alone.

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Translations for drone

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  • труценьBelarusian
  • бръмчене, търтей, бръмча, ручилоBulgarian
  • bezpilotní letoun, trubecCzech
  • gwenynen segurWelsh
  • Drohne, dröhnen, BasspfeifeGerman
  • κηφήναςGreek
  • no tripulado, murmullo, teledirigido, timado, zángano, zumbido, dronSpanish
  • پهپادPersian
  • surina, bordunapilli, hyristä, surista, työläinen, kuhnuri, hymistä, lennokki, hurista, huminaFinnish
  • drone, dupe, abeillaud, bourdonnement, faux-bourdon, idiot utileFrench
  • abáboro, abellón, abázcaroGalician
  • मुफ़्तक़ोरHindi
  • hereHungarian
  • susurro, ape mascule, susurrar, [[parlar]] [[monotonemente]]Interlingua
  • gonzo, fuco, [[parlare]] [[monotonamente]], ronzio, brusio, zimbelloItalian
  • 無人飛行機, 雄蜂, ブンブン, 無人航空機Japanese
  • 숫벌Korean
  • nêrehingKurdish
  • trãnasLithuanian
  • transLatvian
  • rōriaMāori
  • брмчи, брчало, трут, брчи, брчење, брмчењеMacedonian
  • ആൺതേനീച്ചMalayalam
  • dar, brommen, drone, gebrom, bourdon, dreunenDutch
  • samolot bezzałogowy, brzęczeć, mówić monotonnie, brzęczenie, piszczałka burdonowa, truteń, buczeć, buczeniePolish
  • zumbir, zângão, [[falar]] [[monotonamente]], veículo aéreo não tripulado, zumbido, dronePortuguese
  • trântorRomanian
  • беспилотный летательный аппарат, БПЛА, трутень, жужжание, дронRussian
  • trut, трутSerbo-Croatian
  • trubecSlovak
  • trotSlovene
  • buçallëAlbanian
  • drönare, bordunSwedish
  • insansız uçakTurkish
  • трутень, безпілотникUkrainian
  • ڈرونUrdu

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