drone

  • 1 Drône — Drone Pour les articles homonymes, voir Drone (homonymie). Lanceur de drone …

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  • 2 Drone — may refer to: Contents 1 Nature 2 Chemicals 3 Vehicles 4 …

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  • 3 Drone — Drone, n. [OE. drane a dronebee, AS. dr[=a]n; akin to OS. dr[=a]n, OHG. treno, G. drohne, Dan. drone, cf. Gr. ? a kind of wasp, dial. Gr. ? drone. Prob. named fr. the droning sound. See {Drone}, v. i.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) The male of bees, esp. of the… …

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  • 4 Drone — (dr[=o]n), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Droned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Droning}.] [Cf. (for sense 1) D. dreunen, G. dr[ o]hnen, Icel. drynja to roar, drynr a roaring, Sw. dr[ o]na to bellow, drone, Dan. dr[ o]ne, Goth. drunjus sound, Gr. ? dirge, ? to cry… …

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  • 5 drone — [ dron ] n. m. • 1954; mot angl., proprt « faux bourdon » ♦ Milit. Petit avion de reconnaissance, sans pilote, télécommandé ou programmé. ● drone nom masculin (anglais drone) Petit avion télécommandé utilisé pour des tâches diverses (missions de… …

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  • 6 drone — drone; la·drone; quin·hy·drone; nor·eth·in·drone; …

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  • 7 Drone — bezeichnet eine Klangart, siehe Bordun ein davon abgeleiteter Musikstil, siehe Drone Doom eine Metal Band, siehe Drone (Band) Siehe auch: Drohne 28px Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit demselben Wort bezeichneter …

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  • 8 drone — [n1] person who is lazy idler, leech, loafer, lounger, parasite, slug, sluggard, sponger*; concept 412 Ant. overachiever, workaholic drone [n2] continuous noise buzz, hum, murmur, purr, sound, vibration, whirr; concept 595 Ant. quiet, silence… …

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  • 9 drone — (n.) O.E. dran, dræn male honeybee, from P.Gmc. *dran (Cf. M.Du. drane; O.H.G. treno; Ger. Drohne, which is from M.L.G. drone), probably imitative; given a figurative sense of idler, lazy worker (male bees make no honey) 1520s. Meaning pilotless… …

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  • 10 drone — s. m. 1.  [Militar] Pequeno avião não tripulado, telecomandado ou programado, geralmente usado em missões de reconhecimento. 2.  [Por extensão] Qualquer veículo controlado remota ou automaticamente.   ‣ Etimologia: inglês drone, zângão …

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  • 11 drone — drone1 [drōn] n. [ME < OE dran, akin to OS dran, MLowG drone < IE * dhren < base * dher , to buzz, hum > DOR(BEETLE)] 1. a male bee or ant which serves only in a reproductive capacity and does no work 2. an idle person who lives by… …

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  • 12 Drone —   [englisch, drəʊn], Orgelpunkt …

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  • 13 drone — ► VERB 1) make a continuous low humming sound. 2) speak tediously and at length. ► NOUN 1) a low continuous humming sound. 2) a pipe (especially in a set of bagpipes) or string used to sound a continuous note of low pitch. 3) a male bee which… …

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  • 14 Drone — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Drone (homonymie). Boeing ScanEagle sur sa rampe de lancement Un drone (« faux bourdon » en a …

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  • 15 drone on — verb talk in a monotonous voice • Syn: ↑drone • Derivationally related forms: ↑drone (for: ↑drone), ↑droning (for: ↑drone) …

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  • 16 drone — drone1 dronish, adj. /drohn/, n. 1. the male of the honeybee and other bees, stingless and making no honey. See illus. under bee. 2. a remote control mechanism, as a radio controlled airplane or boat. 3. a person who lives on the labor of others; …

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  • 17 drone — [[t]dro͟ʊn[/t]] drones, droning, droned 1) VERB If something drones, it makes a low, continuous, dull noise. Above him an invisible plane droned through the night sky. [V ing] ...a virtually non stop droning noise in the background. Derived words …

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  • 18 drone — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ low ▪ distant ▪ constant, continuous, steady ▪ monotonous VERB + DRONE …

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  • 19 drone — I UK [drəʊn] / US [droʊn] verb [intransitive] Word forms drone : present tense I/you/we/they drone he/she/it drones present participle droning past tense droned past participle droned to make a low continuous noise Phrasal verbs: drone on II UK… …

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  • 20 drone — drone1 [drəun US droun] v to make a continuous low dull sound ▪ An airplane droned overhead. drone on [i]phr v to speak in a boring way, usually for a long time drone on about ▪ Tom was droning on and on about work. drone 2 drone2 n [: Old… …

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