The definition of a drone is someone who follows a schedule and doesn’t change it.noun
An example of a drone is a low-level businessman who is into work by 6am and doesn’t leave until 6pm.
A drone is defined as a bee or any that only helps the queen to mate.noun
An example of a drone is a bee that is always around the queen but doesn’t collect pollen.
Drone is a remote controlled airplane without a pilot on board.noun
An example of a drone is a plane sent into enemy territory.
Drone means a low tone that doesn’t stop.noun
An example of a drone is the sound of a bagpipe.
To drone is defined as to make a low sound without stopping.verb
An example of to drone is to hum.
To drone means to talk without changing the tone of your voice.verb
An example of to drone is a boring professor reading notes without any emphasis.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- a male bee or ant which serves only in a reproductive capacity and does no work
- an idle person who lives by the work of others; parasite; loafer
- a person whose work is routine, monotonous, etc.; drudge
- a pilotless airplane that is directed in flight by remote control
Origin: ME < OE dran, akin to OS dran, MLowG drone < IE *dhren- < base *dher-, to buzz, hum > dor(beetle)
- to make a continuous and monotonous humming or buzzing sound
- to talk on and on in a dull, monotonous way
Origin: LME dronen < drone
- a continuous and monotonous humming or buzzing sound
- a bagpipe
- any of the pipes of fixed tone in a bagpipe
- a bass voice or part, sustaining a single low tone
- such a tone
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- A male bee, especially a honeybee, that is characteristically stingless, performs no work, and produces no honey. Its only function is to mate with the queen bee.
- An idle person who lives off others; a loafer.
- A person who does tedious or menial work; a drudge: “undervalued drones who labored in obscurity” (Caroline Bates).
- A pilotless aircraft operated by remote control.
Origin: Middle English, from Old English drān.
verb droned droned, dron·ing, drones verb, intransitive
- To make a continuous low dull humming sound: “Somewhere an electric fan droned without end” (William Styron).
- To speak in a monotonous tone: The lecturer droned on for hours.
- To pass or act in a monotonous way.
- A continuous low humming or buzzing sound.
- Music a. Any of the pipes of a bagpipe that lack finger holes and produce a single tone.b. A long sustained tone.c. Any of various instruments that produce only a constant pitch.
Origin: From drone1 (from the bee's humming sound).
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In military usage, a pilotless aircraft used for reconnaissance and, more recently, for launching aerial attacks.
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