Complete Definition of "drone"

English

Etymology
Old English dran|drÄn âmale beeâ, from Germanic *dran-. Cognate with dialectal German Dräne.

Pronunciation
IPA|/drÉÊn/
:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ÉÊn|-ÉÊn

Noun
en-noun

  1. A male bee or wasp, which does not work but can fertilise the queen.
  2. An unmanned aircraft.
  3. A low-pitched hum or buzz.

#* 1908: w:Kenneth Grahame|Kenneth Grahame, w:The Wind in the Willows|The Wind in the Willows
#*: He chanted as he flew and the car responded with sonorous drone.

  1. One of the fixed-pitch pipes on a bagpipe.

Translations
trans-top|male bee
Bulgarian: ÑÑÑÑей m
Czech: trubec m
Dutch: dar m
Finnish: kuhnuri
Galician: abázcaro m
German: Drohn m, Drohne f
Hungarian: here
Interlingua: ape mascule
Italian: fuco m
Japanese: éè (ãã°ã¡, obachi)
Kurdish: nêrehing m
trans-mid
Lithuanian: tranas, trãnas m
ttbc|Persian : ÙÙاپÛÙØ§Û Ø¨Ø¯Ù٠سرÙØ´ÛÙ
Polish: truteÅ m
Portuguese: zangão m
Romanian: trântor m
Russian: ÑÑÑÑÐµÐ½Ñ (trút'en') m
Slovene: trot m
Spanish: zángano m
Swedish: drönare
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trans-top|unmanned aircraft
Dutch: drone
German: Drone f
Japanese: ç¡äººé£è¡æ© (ãããã²ããã, mujinhikouki)
trans-mid
Polish: samolot bezzaÅogowy m
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trans-top|hum or buzz
Bulgarian: бÑÑмÑене n
Dutch: gebrom n
Finnish: humina, surina
German: Dröhnen n
Japanese: ãã³ãã³ (bunbun)
trans-mid
Interlingua: susurro
Polish: brzÄczenie n
Portuguese: zumbido m
Spanish: zumbido m
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trans-top|pipe
Dutch: bourdon m
German: Basspfeife f
Japanese: ãã°ãã¤ã (bagupaipu)
trans-mid
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Verb
en-verb|dron|ing

  1. To produce a low-pitched hum or buzz.
  2. To speak in a monotone way.

Translations
trans-top|produce a low-pitched hum or buzz
Bulgarian: бÑÑмÑа
Dutch: brommen, dreunen
Finnish: (to produce hum) humista, (~ buzz) surista, hurista
German: dröhnen
Japanese: å調ãªä½é³ãåºã (ããã¡ãããªã¦ããããã ã, tanchouna teionwo dasu)
trans-mid
Interlingua: susurrar
Polish: brzÄczeÄ
Portuguese: zumbir
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trans-top|speak in a monotone way
Dutch: brommen, eentonig spreken
German: eintönig sprechen
Japanese å調ãª|å調ã«è©±ã (tanchouna|tanchouni hanasu)
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Interlingua: parlar monotonemente
Polish: mówiÄ monotonnie
Portuguese: falar monótono|monotonamente
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