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Definition of drone:

  1. A humming or deep murmuring sound.
  2. A monotonous bass, as in a pastoral composition.
  3. One who lives on the labors of others; a lazy, idle fellow; a sluggard.
  4. 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.
  5. The male of bees, esp. of the honeybee. It gathers no honey. See Honeybee.
  6. To love in idleness; to do nothing.
  7. To utter or make a low, dull, monotonous, humming or murmuring sound.

Synonyms:

prevue, parasite, biff, laggard, lagger, lick, do-little, monotone, sack, poking, garget, sluggard, drone on, bourdon, pigeon berry, carrier bag, scoke, punch, preview, clout, droning, house trailer, jab, drone pipe, industrious, thrust, jabbing, pilotless aircraft, paper bag, no-good, noise, vibration, slugabed, radio-controlled aircraft, dawdler, poke, slug, trailer, do-nothing, thrusting.

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