|1.||[ noun ] (music) a musical percussion instrument; usually consists of a hollow cylinder with a membrane stretch across each end|
|Related terms:||percussion_instrument bongo tambourine snare_drum tabor tambour bass_drum tenor_drum timbrel drumhead|
|2.||[ verb ] (music) play the drums|
|Related terms:||play music drummer percussion|
|3.||[ noun ] the sound of a drum|
"he could hear the drums before he heard the fifes"
|4.||[ verb ] (music) make a rhythmic sound|
: "Rain drummed against the windshield" "The drums beat all night"
|Related terms:||go beat rhythm|
|5.||[ noun ] a cylindrical metal container used for shipping or storage of liquids|
|6.||[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 6923|
|7.||[ noun ] a hollow cast-iron cylinder attached to the wheel that forms part of the brakes|
|Related terms:||cylinder drum_brake|
|8.||[ verb ] (education) study intensively, as before an exam|
|Synonyms:||grind_away bone_up swot get_up mug_up swot_up bone cram|
"I had to bone up on my Latin verbs before the final exam"
|Related terms:||study cram swot|
|9.||[ noun ] a bulging cylindrical shape; hollow with flat ends|
|10.||[ noun ] (zoology) small to medium-sized bottom-dwelling food and game fishes of shallow coastal and fresh waters that make a drumming noise|
|Related terms:||sciaenid_fish silver_perch jackknife-fish red_drum striped_drum|