play a percussion instrument; beat rhythmically
percussion instrument; sound produced by the playing such an instrument
\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 origin; perh. akin to e. trum, or trumpet.] 1.
(mus.) an instrument of percussion, consisting either of a hollow cylinder, over each end of which is stretched a piece of skin or vellum, to be beaten with a stick; or of a metallic hemisphere (kettledrum) with a single piece of skin to be so beaten; the common instrument for marking time in martial music; one of the pair of tympani in an orchestra, or cavalry band. the drums cry bud-a-dub. 2.
anything resembling a drum in form; as: (a) a sheet iron radiator, often in the shape of a drum, for warming an apartment by means of heat received from a stovepipe, or a cylindrical receiver for steam, etc. (b) a small cylindrical box in which figs, etc., are packed. (c) (anat.) the tympanum of the ear; -- often, but incorrectly, applied to the tympanic membrane. (d) (arch.) one of the cylindrical, or nearly cylindrical, blocks, of which the shaft of a column is composed; also, a vertical wall, whether circular or polygonal in plan, carrying a cupola or dome. (e) (mach.) a cylinder on a revolving shaft, generally for the purpose of driving several pulleys, by means of belts or straps passing around its periphery; also, the barrel of a hoisting machine, on which the rope or chain is wound. 3.
(zo?l.) see drumfish. 4.
a noisy, tumultuous assembly of fashionable people at a private house; a rout. [archaic] not unaptly styled a drum, from the noise and emptiness of the entertainment.
note: there were also drum major, rout, tempest, and hurricane, differing only in degrees of multitude and uproar, as the significant name of each declares. 5.
a tea party; a kettledrum. eliot.
brake drum horn drum
drum up mire drum
mud drum double drum
beat of drum tenor drum
bass drum drum winding
metal drum drum roll
drum out drum major
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The drum is a member of the percussion group of musical instruments. In the Hornbostel-Sachs classification system, it is a membranophone. Drums consist of at least one membrane, called a drumhead or drum skin, that is stretched over a shell and struck, either directly with the player's hands, or with a drum stick, to produce sound. There is usually a resonance head on the underside of the drum, typically tuned to a slightly lower pitch than the top drumhead. Other techniques have been used to cause drums to make sound, such as the thumb roll. Drums are the world's oldest and most ubiquitous musical instruments, and the basic design has remained virtually unchanged for thousands of years.
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The Dodge Revolutionary Union Movement (DRUM) was an organization of African-American workers formed in May 1968 in the Chrysler Corporation's Hamtramck Assembly plant, formerly Dodge Main, Detroit, Michigan.
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1. a musical percussion instrument; usually consists of a hollow cylinder with a membrane stretch across each end
(synonym) membranophone, tympan
(hypernym) percussion instrument, percussive instrument
(hyponym) bass drum, gran casa
(part-meronym) drumhead, head
2. the sound of a drum; "he could hear the drums before he heard the fifes"
3. a bulging cylindrical shape; hollow with flat ends
4. a cylindrical metal container used for shipping or storage of liquids
(synonym) metal drum
5. a hollow cast-iron cylinder attached to the wheel that forms part of the brakes
(synonym) brake drum
(part-holonym) drum brake, drum brakes
6. small to medium-sized bottom-dwelling food and game fishes of shallow coastal and fresh waters that make a drumming noise
(hypernym) sciaenid fish, sciaenid
(hyponym) striped drum, Equetus pulcherVerb
1. make a rhythmic sound; "Rain drummed against the windshield"; "The drums beat all night"
(synonym) beat, thrum
(hypernym) sound, go
2. play a percussion instrument
3. study intensively, as before an exam; "I had to bone up on my Latin verbs before the final exam"
(synonym) cram, grind away, bone up, swot, get up, mug up, swot up, bone
(hypernym) study, hit the books
To hear the muffled beating of a drum, denotes that some absent friend is in distress and calls on you for aid.
To see a drum, foretells amiability of character and a great aversion to quarrels and dissensions. It is an omen of prosperity to the sailor, the farmer and the tradesman alike.
bodrán, druma (colloquial
Ancient techspeak term referring to slow, cylindrical magnetic media that were once state-of-the-art storage devices. Under BSD Unix the disk partition used for swapping is still called /dev/drum; this has led to considerable humor and not a few straight-faced but utterly bogus `explanations' getting foisted on newbie
n. a drum
a house, home or building. The word is used especially in police and underworld circles and may come from the Romany word drom, meaning highway, but is possibly a back-formation from drummer, someone who knocks (drums) on people's doors, either to buy or sell goods or find somewhere to rob.
a drum; betraying
A flat-ended or convex-ended cylindrical packaging made of metal, fiberboard, plastic, plywood, or other suitable materials. This definition also includes packagings of other shapes made of metal or plastic (e.g., round taper-necked packagings or pail-shaped packagings) but does not include cylinders, jerricans, wooden barrels or bulk packagings. (49CFR171)
1. a cylindrical steel container of 50 to 55 U.S. gal (200 liters) used to ship refined products. 2. a cylinder around which wire rope is wound before being attached to the drawworks.
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A cylinder on a revolving shaft, generally for the purpose of driving several pulleys, by means of belts or straps passing around its periphery; also, the barrel of a hoisting machine, on which the rope or chain is wound.
A noisy, tumultuous assembly of fashionable people at a private house; a rout.
A sheet iron radiator, often in the shape of a drum, for warming an apartment by means of heat received from a stovepipe, or a cylindrical receiver for steam, etc.
A small cylindrical box in which figs, etc., are packed.
A tea party; a kettledrum.
An instrument of percussion, consisting either of a hollow cylinder, over each end of which is stretched a piece of skin or vellum, to be beaten with a stick; or of a metallic hemisphere (kettledrum) with a single piece of skin to be so beaten; the common instrument for marking time in martial music; one of the pair of tympani in an orchestra, or cavalry band.
Anything resembling a drum in form
One of the cylindrical, or nearly cylindrical, blocks, of which the shaft of a column is composed; also, a vertical wall, whether circular or polygonal in plan, carrying a cupola or dome.
The tympanum of the ear; -- often, but incorrectly, applied to the tympanic membrane.
To beat a drum with sticks; to beat or play a tune on a drum.
To beat with the fingers, as with drumsticks; to beat with a rapid succession of strokes; to make a noise like that of a beaten drum; as, the ruffed grouse drums with his wings.
To go about, as a drummer does, to gather recruits, to draw or secure partisans, customers, etc,; -- with for.
To throb, as the heart.
(With out) To expel ignominiously, with beat of drum; as, to drum out a deserter or rogue from a camp, etc.
(With up) To assemble by, or as by, beat of drum; to collect; to gather or draw by solicitation; as, to drum up recruits; to drum up customers.
To execute on a drum, as a tune.
swagman's rolled blanket and the belongings it contains;
information, tip-off ("I'll give you the drum") (of the stomach) completely full of food type of rhythmically complex dance music employing breakbeat, arriving on the rave scene in the early 1990s; jungle to organize, gather together to get the truth give (someone) information or advice, usually confidential or profitable (history) carry a swag (obsolete) (of a racehorse) to perform as tipped
A cylindrical container. Housing for transmission gears where the bands are located. See brake drum , brake drum lathe , and drum brake .
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Sciaenidae (drums (croakers))
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