Associations to the word «Drone»


DRONE, noun. A male bee or wasp, which does not work but can fertilize the queen bee.
DRONE, noun. (now rare) Someone who doesn't work; a lazy person, an idler.
DRONE, noun. A remotely controlled aircraft, an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV).
DRONE, verb. To produce a low-pitched hum or buzz.
DRONE, verb. To speak in a monotone way.
DRONE, noun. A low-pitched hum or buzz.
DRONE, noun. One who performs menial or tedious work; a drudge.
DRONE, noun. One of the fixed-pitch pipes on a bagpipe.
DRONE, noun. A genre of music that uses repeated lengthy droning sounds.
DRONE, noun. A humming or deep murmuring sound.
DRONE METAL, noun. (music) A genre of heavy metal that is influenced by drone music.
DRONE ON, verb. (intransitive) to talk in a boring manner for a long time.

Dictionary definition

DRONE, noun. Stingless male bee in a colony of social bees (especially honeybees) whose sole function is to mate with the queen.
DRONE, noun. An unchanging intonation.
DRONE, noun. Someone who takes more time than necessary; someone who lags behind.
DRONE, noun. An aircraft without a pilot that is operated by remote control.
DRONE, noun. A pipe of the bagpipe that is tuned to produce a single continuous tone.
DRONE, verb. Make a monotonous low dull sound; "The harmonium was droning on".
DRONE, verb. Talk in a monotonous voice.

Wise words

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Alexander Pope