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Definition 1: stingless male bee in a colony of social bees (especially honeybees) whose sole function is to mate with the queen - [noun denoting animal]

(drone is a kind of ...) any of numerous hairy-bodied insects including social and solitary species

Definition 2: a pipe of the bagpipe that is tuned to produce a single continuous tone - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for drone in the sense of this definition

(drone is a kind of ...) a tubular wind instrument

(... is part of drone) a tubular wind instrument; the player blows air into a bag and squeezes it out through the drone

Definition 3: an aircraft without a pilot that is operated by remote control - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for drone in the sense of this definition

(drone is a kind of ...) a non-buoyant aircraft that requires a source of power to hold it aloft and to propel it

Definition 4: an unchanging intonation - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for drone in the sense of this definition

(drone is a kind of ...) rise and fall of the voice pitch

Definition 5: someone who takes more time than necessary; someone who lags behind - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for drone in the sense of this definition

(drone is a kind of ...) person who does no work

"a lazy bum"

(... is a kind of drone ) someone who lingers aimlessly in or about a place

(... is a kind of drone ) someone who moves slowly

"in England they call a slowpoke a slowcoach"

(... is a kind of drone ) a person who putters about

(... is a kind of drone ) someone who strays or falls behind

Definition 6: talk in a monotonous voice - [verb of communication]

Synonyms for drone in the sense of this definition

(drone is a kind of ...) express in speech

"She talks a lot of nonsense" "This depressed patient does not verbalize"

Definition 7: make a monotonous low dull sound - [verb of perception]

Samples where drone or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The harmonium was droning on

(drone is a kind of ...) make a certain noise or sound

"She went `Mmmmm'" "The gun went `bang'"

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