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Drone

Pronunciation: drōn
n.1.(Zool.) 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.
2.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.
3.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.
4.A humming or deep murmuring sound.
The monotonous drone of the wheel.
- Longfellow.
5.(Mus.) A monotonous bass, as in a pastoral composition.
v. i.1.To utter or make a low, dull, monotonous, humming or murmuring sound.
[imp. & p. p. Droned ; p. pr. & vb. n. Droning.]
Where the beetle wheels his droning flight.
- T. Gray.
2.To love in idleness; to do nothing.
Noun1.drone - stingless male bee in a colony of social bees (especially honeybees) whose sole function is to mate with the queen
2.drone - an unchanging intonation
Synonyms: droning, monotone
3.drone - someone who takes more time than necessary; someone who lags behind
4.drone - an aircraft without a pilot that is operated by remote control
5.drone - a pipe of the bagpipe that is tuned to produce a single continuous tone
Synonyms: bourdon, drone pipe
Verb1.drone - make a monotonous low dull sound; "The harmonium was droning on"
2.drone - talk in a monotonous voice
Synonyms: drone on
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Browse
Droll
Droller
Drollery
Drollingly
Drollish
Drollist
Dromaeognathous
dromaeosaur
Dromaeosauridae
Dromaius
Dromaius novaehollandiae
Dromatherium
Drome
Dromedary
Dromond
dronabinol
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Drone bee
Drone fly
drone on
drone pipe
Dronepipe
Drongo
droning
Dronish
Dronkelewe
Dronte
Drony
Drool
drool over
drool-proof paper
drooler
Droop
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