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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Drone  \Drone\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Droned};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Droning}.]  [Cf.  (for  sense  1)  D.  dreunen,  G.  dr["o]hnen, 
  Icel.  drynja  to  roar,  drynr  a  roaring,  Sw  dr["o]na  to 
  bellow,  drone,  Dan.  dr["o]ne,  Goth.  drunjus  sound,  Gr  ? 
  dirge,  ?  to  cry  aloud,  Skr.  dhran  to  sound.  Cf  {Drone},  n.] 
  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.''  --Dryden. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  droning 
  adj  :  noisy  like  the  sound  of  a  bee;  "the  room  was  abuzz  over  the 
  latest  scandal"  [syn:  {abuzz},  {buzzing}] 
  n  :  an  unchanging  intonation  [syn:  {monotone},  {drone}] 




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