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Language: Old English
Origin: dran 'male bee'

drone

2 noun
     
Related topics: Colours and Sounds, Insects
drone2
1C [singular] a continuous low dull sound
drone of
the steady drone of traffic
2HBI [countable] a male bee that does no work
3 [countable] someone who has a good life but does not work to earn it or give anything back to society
4 [countable] technical old-fashioned an aircraft that does not have a pilot, but is operated by radio

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