1. [ noun ] (zoology) stingless male bee in a colony of social bees (especially honeybees) whose sole function is to mate with the queen
Related terms: bee
2. [ noun ] (rhetoric) an unchanging intonation
Synonyms: monotone droning
Related terms: intonation
3. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 25660
4. [ noun ] (work) someone who takes more time than necessary; someone who lags behind
Synonyms: laggard trailer lagger dawdler
Related terms: idler straggler putterer loiterer plodder lag trail dally
5. [ verb ] talk in a monotonous voice
Synonyms: drone_on
Related terms: talk monotone
6. [ verb ] make a monotonous low dull sound

"The harmonium was droning on"

Related terms: go monotone
7. [ noun ] (transportation) an aircraft without a pilot that is operated by remote control
Synonyms: radio-controlled_aircraft pilotless_aircraft
Related terms: aircraft heavier-than-air_craft
8. [ noun ] (music) a pipe of the bagpipe that is tuned to produce a single continuous tone
Synonyms: bourdon drone_pipe
Related terms: pipe bagpipe
Similar spelling:   Droney