• Drone Definition & Synonyms

  1. (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.
  2. (v. i.) A humming or deep murmuring sound.
  3. (v. i.) The male of bees, esp. of the honeybee. It gathers no honey. See Honeybee.
  4. (n.) To utter or make a low, dull, monotonous, humming or murmuring sound.
  5. (v. i.) One who lives on the labors of others; a lazy, idle fellow; a sluggard.
  6. (v. i.) A monotonous bass, as in a pastoral composition.
  7. (n.) To love in idleness; to do nothing.

Bourdon, Dawdler, Droning, Laggard, Lagger, Monotone, Trailer,

• Drone bee Definition & Synonyms

  1. () The male of the honeybee; a drone.

• Drone fly Definition & Synonyms

  1. () A dipterous insect (Eristalis tenax), resembling the drone bee. See Eristalis.