Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Drone'
Drone Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
- stingless male bee in a colony of social bees (especially honeybees) whose sole function is to mate with the queen
- an unchanging intonation [syn: monotone, droning]
- someone who takes more time than necessary; someone who lags behind [syn: dawdler, laggard, lagger, trailer]
- an aircraft without a pilot that is operated by remote control [syn: pilotless aircraft, radio-controlled aircraft}]
- a pipe of the bagpipe that is tuned to produce a single continuous tone [syn: drone pipe, bourdon] v
- make a monotonous low dull sound; "The harmonium was droning on"
- talk in a monotonous voice [syn: drone on]
- Drone \Drone\, n. [OE. drane a dronebee, AS. dr[=a]n; akin to
OS. dr[=a]n, 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.]
- (Zo["o]l.) The male of bees, esp. of the honeybee. It gathers no honey. See Honeybee. All with united force combine to drive The lazy drones from the laborious hive. --Dryden.
- One who lives on the labors of others; a lazy, idle fellow; a sluggard. By living as a drone,to be an unprofitable and unworthy member of so noble and learned a society. -- Burton.
- 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. The monotonous drone of the wheel. --Longfellow.
- (Mus.) A monotonous bass, as in a pastoral composition.
- Drone \Drone\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Droned; p. pr. & vb. n.
Droning.] [Cf. (for sense 1) D. dreunen, G. dr["o]hnen,
Icel. drynja to roar, drynr a roaring, Sw. dr["o]na to
bellow, drone, Dan. dr["o]ne, Goth. drunjus sound, Gr. ?
dirge, ? to cry aloud, Skr. dhran to sound. Cf. Drone, n.]
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Drone'
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