drone definition, meaning - what is drone in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “drone”

See all translations

drone

noun uk   /drəʊn/  us   /droʊn/

drone noun (NOISE)

[S] a low continuous noise that does not change its note: the drone of an engine Outside the tent I could hear the constant drone of insects. The drone of his voice made me feel sleepy.

drone noun (BEE)

[C] a male bee

drone noun (AIRCRAFT)

[C] a type of aircraft that does not have a pilot but is controlled by someone on the ground

drone

verb [I] uk   /drəʊn/  us   /droʊn/
to make a low continuous noise that does not change its note: An airplane droned in the background.
Phrasal verbs
(Definition of drone from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of drone?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “drone” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

decider

a final game or competition that allows one person or team to win, or the winning point scored

Word of the Day

What’s All The Commotion About? (Words to describe sounds)

by Kate Woodford,
May 20, 2015
​​​ In this post we look at a range of words and phrases that we use to describe noise and the absence of noise. Starting with complete quiet, we sometimes use the noun hush to describe silence: A hush fell over the room as the bride walked in./There was a deathly hush (=complete

Read More 

ancestral health noun

May 25, 2015
diet based on the presumed diet of our Palaeolithic ancestors ‘Ancestral health,’ to use a term popular among Paleo followers, has gone mass.

Read More