What does drone mean?

Definitions for drone
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. drone(noun)

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

  2. monotone, drone, droning(noun)

    an unchanging intonation

  3. dawdler, drone, laggard, lagger, trailer, poke(noun)

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

  4. drone, pilotless aircraft, radio-controlled aircraft(noun)

    an aircraft without a pilot that is operated by remote control

  5. drone, drone pipe, bourdon(verb)

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

  6. drone(verb)

    make a monotonous low dull sound

    "The harmonium was droning on"

  7. drone, drone on(verb)

    talk in a monotonous voice

Wiktionary

  1. drone(Noun)

    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. drone(Noun)

    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. drone(Noun)

    A remotely controlled aircraft.

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

  4. drone(Noun)

    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. drone(Noun)

    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. drone(Noun)

    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. drone(Noun)

    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. drone(Verb)

    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. drone(Verb)

    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. Drone(verb)

    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. Drone(verb)

    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. Drone(verb)

    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. Drone(verb)

    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. Drone(verb)

    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. Drone(noun)

    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. Drone(noun)

    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.

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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. Tom Fuentes:

    With a conceal and carry permit, you are responsible for that firearm. With a drone, it's out of your control and someone could get their hands on it -- that's extremely dangerous.

  2. Ed Hine:

    Is it a two billion dollar catastrophe or a ten billion dollar catastrophe, a lot of times that’s not known very quickly, this is a technology that can help to make that process go a lot faster and also help to respond to their main customers quickly too and get them their money, said Peter Fuchs, co-founder of drone manufacturer Ascent Aerosystems. While helpful in certain aspects, drones can’t assist in traditional helicopter efforts. Drone operators are cautious not to interfere with normal search and rescue operations, but experts say integration is key to being successful, which means that everyone on the ground has to be on the same page. It’s not just about capturing a lot of data, it’s about capturing the critical data and getting it to the right people at the right time.

  3. Douglas Dorman:

    There are people with college degrees who would love the opportunity to be a drone pilot, but don’t qualify with the height limit requirements. It’s time for the Air Force to ‘get with the program’ and have some flexibility. Aim high.

  4. Wojciech Komorniczak:

    The innovative feature of our solution is that this drone can first identify the target and make sure that it is in fact the enemy our opponent, so that we don't strike innocent people.

  5. Tom Fuentes:

    What if the drone gets beyond the distance of the radio control? We had that drone land on the front lawn of the White House.

Images & Illustrations of 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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