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Meaning & Definition of Drone in English

English

Drone

/droʊn/

noun

1. Stingless male bee in a colony of social bees (especially honeybees) whose sole function is to mate with the queen

    synonym:
  • drone

2. An unchanging intonation

    synonym:
  • monotone
  • ,
  • drone
  • ,
  • droning

3. Someone who takes more time than necessary

  • Someone who lags behind
    synonym:
  • dawdler
  • ,
  • drone
  • ,
  • laggard
  • ,
  • lagger
  • ,
  • trailer
  • ,
  • poke

4. An aircraft without a pilot that is operated by remote control

    synonym:
  • drone
  • ,
  • pilotless aircraft
  • ,
  • radio-controlled aircraft

5. A pipe of the bagpipe that is tuned to produce a single continuous tone

    synonym:
  • drone
  • ,
  • drone pipe
  • ,
  • bourdon

verb

1. Make a monotonous low dull sound

  • "The harmonium was droning on"
    synonym:
  • drone

2. Talk in a monotonous voice

    synonym:
  • drone
  • ,
  • drone on