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    Definition:
    Drone - (v. i.) The male of bees, esp. of the honeybee. It gathers no honey. See Honeybee.
    Drone - (v. i.) One who lives on the labors of others; a lazy, idle fellow; a sluggard.
    Drone - (v. i.) 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.
    Drone - (v. i.) A humming or deep murmuring sound.
    Drone - (v. i.) A monotonous bass, as in a pastoral composition.
    Drone - (n.) To utter or make a low, dull, monotonous, humming or murmuring sound.
    Drone - (n.) To love in idleness; to do nothing.
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    Droned - (imp. & p. p.) of Drone
    Drone bee - () The male of the honeybee; a drone.
    Drone fly - () A dipterous insect (Eristalis tenax), resembling the drone bee. See Eristalis.
    Dronepipe - (n.) One of the low-toned tubes of a bagpipe.
    Hydronephrosis - (n.) An accumulation of urine in the pelvis of the kidney, occasioned by obstruction in the urinary passages.
    Ladrone - (n.) A robber; a pirate; hence, loosely, a rogue or rascal.
    Padrones - (pl. ) of Padrone
    Padrone - (n.) A patron; a protector.
    Padrone - (n.) The master of a small coaster in the Mediterranean.
    Padrone - (n.) A man who imports, and controls the earnings of, Italian laborers, street musicians, etc.
    Quinhydrone - (n.) A green crystalline substance formed by the union of quinone with hydroquinone, or as an intermediate product in the oxidation of hydroquinone or the reduction of quinone.
    Squadroned - (a.) Formed into squadrons, or squares.
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    Oxford: Definition:
    Drone - n. 1 non-working male of the honey-bee. 2 idler. 3 deep humming sound. 4 monotonous speaking tone. 5 bass-pipe of bagpipes or its continuous note. v. (-ning) 1 make a deep humming sound. 2 speak or utter monotonously. [old english]

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