drone /ˈdron/ 動詞
drone /ˈdron/ 名詞
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.”
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.
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
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
2: talk in a monotonous voice [syn: drone on]