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  Definition of drone
  1. stingless male bee in a colony of social bees (especially honeybees) whose sole function is to mate with the queen
  2. a pipe of the bagpipe that is tuned to produce a single continuous tone
  3. an aircraft without a pilot that is operated by remote control
  4. an unchanging intonation
  5. someone who takes more time than necessary; someone who lags behind
  6. talk in a monotonous voice
  7. make a monotonous low dull sound; "The harmonium was droning on"
Similar Words: drone pipe, bourdon, pilotless aircraft, radio-controlled aircraft, monotone, droning, dawdler, laggard, lagger, trailer, drone on

 

Hyponyms: loiterer, lingerer, plodder, slowpoke, stick-in-the-mud, slowcoach, putterer, potterer, straggler, strayer

 

Part Meronyms: bagpipe, pipes

 

Derivational Morphology: drone on, trail, shack, drag, get behind, hang back, drop behind, lag, dawdle, fall back, fall behind, dally, linger, monotone, droning

 

Language Translations:
Bulgarian: търтей   Dutch: dar  
Finnish: kuhnuri   Galician: abázcaro  
German: Drohn   Hungarian: here  
Interlingua: ape mascule   Italian: fuco  
Japanese: 雄蜂   Kurdish: nêrehing  
Lithuanian: tranas   Polish: truteń  
Portuguese: zangão   Romanian: trântor  
Russian: трутень   Slovene: trot  
Spanish: zángano   Swedish: drönare  
 
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