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  Definition of drum
  1. small to medium-sized bottom-dwelling food and game fishes of shallow coastal and fresh waters that make a drumming noise
  2. a hollow cast-iron cylinder attached to the wheel that forms part of the brakes
  3. a musical percussion instrument; usually consists of a hollow cylinder with a membrane stretch across each end
  4. a cylindrical metal container used for shipping or storage of liquids
  5. the sound of a drum; "he could hear the drums before he heard the fifes"
  6. a bulging cylindrical shape; hollow with flat ends
  7. study intensively, as before an exam; "I had to bone up on my Latin verbs before the final exam"
  8. play a percussion instrument
  9. make a rhythmic sound; "Rain drummed against the windshield"; "The drums beat all night"
Similar Words: drumfish, brake drum, membranophone, tympan, metal drum, barrel, cram, grind away, bone up, swot, get up, mug up, swot up, bone, beat, thrum

 

Hyponyms: striped drum, Equetus pulcher, jackknife-fish, Equetus lanceolatus, silver perch, mademoiselle, Bairdiella chrysoura, red drum, channel bass, redfish, Sciaenops ocellatus, bass drum, gran casa, bongo, bongo drum, snare drum, snare, side drum, tabor, tabour, tambour, tambourine, tenor drum, tom-tom, timbrel

 

Grouped Verbs: cram, beat

 

Part Meronyms: drum brake, drum brakes

 

Derivational Morphology: swot, grind, nerd, wonk, dweeb, crammer, membranophone, tympan, drummer, drumming, rhythm, beat, musical rhythm

 

Language Translations:
Bosnian: bubanj and valjak   Croatian: bubanj and valjak  
Danish: tromle and tromme   Finnish: pönttö and rumpu  
French: tambour   German: Trommel  
Hebrew: תוף   Icelandic: tromla and tromma  
Italian: bidone   Japanese: 太鼓  
Polish: bęben   Portuguese: tambor  
Russian: барабан   Slovene: boben  
Spanish: tambor   Vietnamese: trống  
 
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