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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 drone /ˈdron/ 動詞
 不及物動詞 嗡嗡作聲,混日子
 及物動詞 低沈地說出

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 drone /ˈdron/ 名詞
 雄蜂, 嗡嗡的聲音
 懶惰者, 寄生蟲
 無人駕駛飛機, 靶標

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Drone v. i. [imp. & p. p. Droned p. pr. & vb. n. Droning.]
 1. To utter or make a low, dull, monotonous, humming or murmuring sound.
    Where the beetle wheels his droning flight.   --T. Gray.
 2. To love in idleness; to do nothing. “Race of droning kings.”
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Drone n.
 1. Zool. The male of bees, esp. of the honeybee. It gathers no honey. See Honeybee.
 All with united force combine to drive
 The lazy drones from the laborious hive.   --Dryden.
 2. One who lives on the labors of others; a lazy, idle fellow; a sluggard.
    By living as a drone,to be an unprofitable and unworthy member of so noble and learned a society.   -- Burton.
 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.
    The monotonous drone of the wheel.   --Longfellow.
 5. Mus. A monotonous bass, as in a pastoral composition.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

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