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Definition of Drone


  1. The male of bees, esp. of the honeybee. It gathers no honey. See Honeybee.
  2. One who lives on the labors of others; a lazy, idle fellow; a sluggard.
  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.
  5. A monotonous bass, as in a pastoral composition.
  6. To utter or make a low, dull, monotonous, humming or murmuring sound.
  7. To love in idleness; to do nothing.

Drone Translations

drone in Spanish is zumbido