Antonyms
Etymology

1. drone

noun. ['ˈdroʊn'] stingless male bee in a colony of social bees (especially honeybees) whose sole function is to mate with the queen.

Antonyms

  • worker

Etymology

  • drone (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • dran (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • drounen (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Drone

  • diaz-calderon
  • revolucion
  • corporacion
  • concepcion
  • flintstone
  • bourguignon
  • vanstone
  • unbeknown
  • trombone
  • romanone
  • overthrown
  • overgrown
  • overblown
  • morricone
  • montrone
  • homegrown
  • cipollone
  • calderon
  • yarchoan
  • stallone
  • scavone
  • postpone
  • outgrown
  • mcglone
  • mccrone
  • latrone
  • hipbone
  • dragone
  • dethrone
  • cyclone

Example sentences of the word drone


1. Noun, singular or mass
Is there a tween or teen in your town who doesn't own a drone yet?

Quotes containing the word drone


1. I told her I'd rather talk about her, instead of listening to her drone on about the weather. Little did I know she was an aspiring meteorologist.
- Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

2. drone

noun. ['ˈdroʊn'] an unchanging intonation.

Synonyms

  • pitch contour
  • modulation
  • droning
  • intonation

Antonyms

  • keep quiet
  • modulated
  • nonmonotonic
  • vowel

Etymology

  • drone (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • dran (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • drounen (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. drone

verb. ['ˈdroʊn'] talk in a monotonous voice.

Synonyms

  • utter
  • verbalize
  • speak
  • talk
  • verbalise
  • drone on

Antonyms

  • unwholesome
  • broken
  • devoice
  • silence

Etymology

  • drone (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • dran (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • drounen (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. drone

noun. ['ˈdroʊn'] a pipe of the bagpipe that is tuned to produce a single continuous tone.

Synonyms

  • drone pipe
  • bourdon
  • bagpipe

Antonyms

  • responsible
  • work
  • superior
  • close up

Etymology

  • drone (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • dran (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • drounen (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. drone

noun. ['ˈdroʊn'] an aircraft without a pilot that is operated by remote control.

Synonyms

  • pilotless aircraft
  • radio-controlled aircraft

Antonyms

  • shout
  • specify
  • mitigated

Etymology

  • drone (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • dran (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • drounen (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. drone

noun. ['ˈdroʊn'] someone who takes more time than necessary; someone who lags behind.

Synonyms

  • lingerer
  • poke
  • trailer
  • plodder
  • laggard
  • slowpoke
  • idler
  • stick-in-the-mud
  • lagger
  • slowcoach
  • putterer
  • potterer
  • do-nothing
  • loafer
  • strayer
  • dawdler
  • layabout
  • bum
  • loiterer

Antonyms

  • unsound
  • unhealthy
  • unfit
  • injured

Etymology

  • drone (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • dran (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • drounen (Middle English (1100-1500))

7. drone

verb. ['ˈdroʊn'] make a monotonous low dull sound.

Synonyms

  • go

Antonyms

  • shallow
  • invalid

Etymology

  • drone (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • dran (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • drounen (Middle English (1100-1500))
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