drum

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[[t]drʌm[/t]]
n. pl. drums, (esp. collectively for11)drum,
1) mad a musical percussion instrument consisting of a hollow, usu. cylindrical body covered at one or both ends with a tightly stretched membrane, or head, which is struck with the hand, a stick, or a pair of sticks to produce a booming, tapping, or hollow sound
2) any hollow tree or similar object or device used in this way
3) the sound produced by such an instrument, object, or device
4) any rumbling or deep booming sound
5) a natural organ by which an animal produces a loud or bass sound
7) any cylindrical object with flat ends
8) mac a cylindrical part of a machine
9) a cylindrical box or receptacle, esp. a large, metal one for storing or transporting liquids
10) archit.
Also called tambour
a) any of several cylindrical stones laid one above the other to form a column or pier
b) a cylindrical or faceted construction supporting a dome
11) ich
Also called drumfish any of various croakers that produce a drumming sound.
12) to beat or play a drum
13) to beat on anything rhythmically, esp. to tap one's fingers rhythmically on a hard surface
14) to make a sound like that of a drum; resound
15) (of ruffed grouse and other birds) to produce a sound resembling drumming
16) to beat (a drum) rhythmically; perform by beating a drum
17) to call or summon by or as if by beating a drum
18) to drive or force by persistent repetition:
to drum an idea into someone[/ex]
19) cvb to fill a drum with; store in a drum
20) phv mil drum out
a) to expel or dismiss from a military service in disgrace to the beat of a drum
b) mil to dismiss in disgrace
21) phv drum up
a) phv to call or summon by, or as if by, beating a drum
b) phv to obtain or create (trade, interest, etc.) through vigorous effort
c) phv to concoct; devise
Etymology: 1535–45; shortening of drumslade drum, drummer II
drum
[[t]drʌm[/t]] n. Chiefly Scot.
brit. scot. a long narrow hill or ridge
Etymology: 1715–25; < Ir and ScotGael druim

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • drum — drum1 or drumfish [drum′fish΄drum] n. [< Du trom, akin to MLowG trumme, drum, OHG trumba, of echoic orig.] 1. a) a percussion instrument consisting of a hollow cylinder or hemisphere with a membrane stretched tightly over the end or ends,… …   English World dictionary

  • Drum — Drum, n. [Cf. D. trom, trommel, LG. trumme, G. trommel, Dan. tromme, Sw. trumma, OHG. trumba a trumpet, Icel. pruma a clap of thunder, and as a verb, to thunder, Dan. drum a booming sound, drumme to boom; prob. partly at least of imitative… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Drum — Drum, v. t. 1. To execute on a drum, as a tune. [1913 Webster] 2. (With out) To expel ignominiously, with beat of drum; as, to drum out a deserter or rogue from a camp, etc. [1913 Webster] 3. (With up) To assemble by, or as by, beat of drum; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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