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drum

 (drŭm)
n.
1.
a. A percussion instrument consisting of a hollow cylinder or hemisphere with a membrane stretched tightly over one or both ends, played by beating with the hands or sticks.
b. A sound produced by this instrument.
2. Something resembling a drum in shape or structure, especially a barrellike metal container or a metal cylinder wound with cable, wire, or heavy rope.
3. Architecture
a. A circular or polygonal wall supporting a dome or cupola. Also called tambour.
b. Any of the cylindrical stone blocks that are stacked to form the shaft of a column.
4. Any of various marine and freshwater fishes of the family Sciaenidae that make a drumming sound by vibrating certain muscles attached to the swim bladder.
5. Anatomy The eardrum.
v. drummed, drum·ming, drums
v.intr.
1. To play a drum or drums.
2. To thump or tap rhythmically or continually: nervously drummed on the table.
3. To produce a booming, reverberating sound by beating the wings, as certain birds do.
v.tr.
1. To perform (a piece or tune) on or as if on a drum.
2. To summon by or as if by beating a drum.
3. To make known to or force upon (a person) by constant repetition: drummed the answers into my head.
4. To expel or dismiss in disgrace. Often used with out: was drummed out of the army.
Phrasal Verb:
drum up
1. To bring about by continuous, persistent effort: drum up new business.
2. To devise; invent: drummed up an alibi.

[Middle English drom, probably alteration of Middle Dutch tromme, probably of imitative origin.]

drum

(drʌm)
n
1. (Instruments) music a percussion instrument sounded by striking a membrane stretched across the opening of a hollow cylinder or hemisphere
2. beat the drum for informal to attempt to arouse interest in
3. (Music, other) the sound produced by a drum or any similar sound
4. an object that resembles a drum in shape, such as a large spool or a cylindrical container
5. (Architecture) architect
a. one of a number of cylindrical blocks of stone used to construct the shaft of a column
b. the wall or structure supporting a dome or cupola
6. (Anatomy) short for eardrum
7. (Animals) Also called: drumfish any of various North American marine and freshwater sciaenid fishes, such as Equetus pulcher (striped drum), that utter a drumming sound
8. (Mechanical Engineering) a type of hollow rotor for steam turbines or axial compressors
9. (Computer Science) computing a rotating cylindrical device on which data may be stored for later retrieval: now mostly superseded by disks. See disk2
10. (Instruments) archaic a drummer
11. the drum informal Austral the necessary information (esp in the phrase give (someone) the drum)
vb, drums, drumming or drummed
12. (Instruments) to play (music) on or as if on a drum
13. to beat or tap (the fingers) rhythmically or regularly
14. (Zoology) (intr) (of birds) to produce a rhythmic sound, as by beating the bill against a tree, branch, etc
15. (Instruments) (sometimes foll by: up) to summon or call by drumming
16. (Education) (tr) to instil by constant repetition: to drum an idea into someone's head.
[C16: probably from Middle Dutch tromme, of imitative origin]

drum

(drʌm)
n
(Physical Geography) Scot and Irish a narrow ridge or hill
[C18: from Scottish Gaelic druim]

drum1

(drʌm)

n., pl. drums, (esp. collectively for 11 ) drum, n.
1. 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. a cylindrical part of a machine.
9. a cylindrical box or receptacle, esp. a large, metal one for storing or transporting liquids.
10. 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. Also called drumfish. any of various croakers that produce a drumming sound.
v.i.
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.
v.t.
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.
19. to fill a drum with; store in a drum.
20. drum out,
a. to expel or dismiss from a military service in disgrace to the beat of a drum.
b. to dismiss in disgrace.
21. drum up,
a. to call or summon by, or as if by, beating a drum.
b. to obtain or create (trade, interest, etc.) through vigorous effort.
c. to concoct; devise.
Idioms:
beat the drum for, to publicize.
[1535–45; shortening of drumslade drum, drummer]

drum2

(drʌm)

n. Chiefly Scot.
a long narrow hill or ridge.
[1715–25; < Irish and Scottish Gaelic druim]

Drum

 a small party sent with a drum to parley with the enemy, 1745; a noisy assembly of society in a private house.
Example: a squeeze, a fuss, a drum, a route, and finally a hurricane when the whole house is full from top to bottom, 1779.

drum


Past participle: drummed
Gerund: drumming

Imperative
drum
drum
Present
I drum
you drum
he/she/it drums
we drum
you drum
they drum
Preterite
I drummed
you drummed
he/she/it drummed
we drummed
you drummed
they drummed
Present Continuous
I am drumming
you are drumming
he/she/it is drumming
we are drumming
you are drumming
they are drumming
Present Perfect
I have drummed
you have drummed
he/she/it has drummed
we have drummed
you have drummed
they have drummed
Past Continuous
I was drumming
you were drumming
he/she/it was drumming
we were drumming
you were drumming
they were drumming
Past Perfect
I had drummed
you had drummed
he/she/it had drummed
we had drummed
you had drummed
they had drummed
Future
I will drum
you will drum
he/she/it will drum
we will drum
you will drum
they will drum
Future Perfect
I will have drummed
you will have drummed
he/she/it will have drummed
we will have drummed
you will have drummed
they will have drummed
Future Continuous
I will be drumming
you will be drumming
he/she/it will be drumming
we will be drumming
you will be drumming
they will be drumming
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been drumming
you have been drumming
he/she/it has been drumming
we have been drumming
you have been drumming
they have been drumming
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been drumming
you will have been drumming
he/she/it will have been drumming
we will have been drumming
you will have been drumming
they will have been drumming
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been drumming
you had been drumming
he/she/it had been drumming
we had been drumming
you had been drumming
they had been drumming
Conditional
I would drum
you would drum
he/she/it would drum
we would drum
you would drum
they would drum
Past Conditional
I would have drummed
you would have drummed
he/she/it would have drummed
we would have drummed
you would have drummed
they would have drummed

Drum

A Barrel, usually one of steel.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Drum - a musical percussion instrumentdrum - a musical percussion instrument; usually consists of a hollow cylinder with a membrane stretched across each end
bass drum, gran casa - a large drum with two heads; makes a sound of indefinite but very low pitch
bongo, bongo drum - a small drum; played with the hands
drumhead, head - a membrane that is stretched taut over a drum
percussion instrument, percussive instrument - a musical instrument in which the sound is produced by one object striking another
side drum, snare drum, snare - a small drum with two heads and a snare stretched across the lower head
tabor, tabour - a small drum with one head of soft calfskin
tambour - a drum
tambourine - a shallow drum with a single drumhead and with metallic disks in the sides
tenor drum, tom-tom - any of various drums with small heads
timbrel - small hand drum similar to a tambourine; formerly carried by itinerant jugglers
2.drum - the sound of a drum; "he could hear the drums before he heard the fifes"
sound - the sudden occurrence of an audible event; "the sound awakened them"
3.Drum - a bulging cylindrical shapedrum - a bulging cylindrical shape; hollow with flat ends
cylinder - a surface generated by rotating a parallel line around a fixed line
4.Drum - a cylindrical metal container used for shipping or storage of liquidsdrum - a cylindrical metal container used for shipping or storage of liquids
vessel - an object used as a container (especially for liquids)
5.Drum - a hollow cast-iron cylinder attached to the wheel that forms part of the brakesdrum - a hollow cast-iron cylinder attached to the wheel that forms part of the brakes
drum brake - hydraulic brake in which friction is applied to the inside of a spinning drum by the brake shoe
cylinder - a surface generated by rotating a parallel line around a fixed line
6.Drum - small to medium-sized bottom-dwelling food and game fishes of shallow coastal and fresh waters that make a drumming noisedrum - small to medium-sized bottom-dwelling food and game fishes of shallow coastal and fresh waters that make a drumming noise
sciaenid, sciaenid fish - widely distributed family of carnivorous percoid fishes having a large air bladder used to produce sound
Equetus pulcher, striped drum - a kind of drumfish
Equetus lanceolatus, jackknife-fish - black-and-white drumfish with an erect elongated dorsal fin
Bairdiella chrysoura, mademoiselle, silver perch - small silvery drumfish often mistaken for white perch; found along coasts of United States from New York to Mexico
channel bass, red drum, Sciaenops ocellatus, redfish - large edible fish found off coast of United States from Massachusetts to Mexico
Verb1.Drum - make a rhythmic sounddrum - make a rhythmic sound; "Rain drummed against the windshield"; "The drums beat all night"
beat - indicate by beating, as with the fingers or drumsticks; "Beat the rhythm"
sound, go - make a certain noise or sound; "She went `Mmmmm'"; "The gun went `bang'"
2.drum - play a percussion instrument
music - musical activity (singing or whistling etc.); "his music was his central interest"
play - perform music on (a musical instrument); "He plays the flute"; "Can you play on this old recorder?"
3.drum - study intensively, as before an exam; "I had to bone up on my Latin verbs before the final exam"
cram - prepare (students) hastily for an impending exam
hit the books, study - learn by reading books; "He is studying geology in his room"; "I have an exam next week; I must hit the books now"

drum

noun
1. barrel, tank, container, cylinder, canister, cask a drum of chemical waste
2. pounding, beat, rhythm, thump, thumping, throb, vibration, patter, pitter-patter the drum of heavy feet on the stairs
verb
1. pound, beat, tap, rap, lash, thrash, tattoo, throb, pulsate, reverberate Rain drummed on the roof of the car.
drum someone out discharge, dismiss, expel, throw out, exclude, oust, outlaw, banish, drive out, evict, cashier, send packing, turf out (informal) They are to be drummed out of the service.
drum something into someone drive into, hammer into, instil into, din into, harp on about to Examples were drummed into students' heads.
drum something up seek, attract, request, ask for, obtain, bid for, petition, round up, solicit, canvass drumming up business.
Translations
طَبلطَبْلَةطَبْلَةُ الأذْنوَعاء يُشْبِه الطَّبْليَدُقُّ
bubenbarelbubínekbubnovatpoklepávat
trommetrommehindebanketøndetromle
rumputakoatynnyripaukuttaarummuttaa
bubanjburedoboš
dobdobolhengerhordó
trommatromma, trumbatunnaberjahljóîhimna
ドラム
드럼
ausies būgnelisbarbentibūgnininkasbūgnininko lazdelėįkalti į galvą
bungādiņabungasbungotsist bungastvertne
bębenbębnić
barelbubienokbubon
bobensod
trumma
กลอง
davuldavul çalmakkulak zarısürekli tıkırdamaktıpır tıpır ses çıkarmak
trống

drum

[drʌm]
A. N
1. (Mus) → tambor m
to play (the) drumstocar la batería
to beat or bang the drum for sth/sbdar bombo a algo/algn, anunciar algo/a algn a bombo y platillo
2. (= container) (for oil) → bidón m (Tech) (= cylinder, machine part) → tambor m
3. (Anat) (also eardrum) → tímpano m
B. VT to drum one's fingers on the tabletamborilear con los dedos sobre la mesa
to drum sth into sb (fig) → meter algo a algn en la cabeza por la fuerza
I had it drummed into me as a childde niño me hicieron comprender eso a la fuerza or a fuerza de repetírmelo
C. VI (Mus) → tocar el tambor; (= tap) (with fingers) → tamborilear
the noise was drumming in my earsel ruido me estaba taladrando los oídos
his words drummed in my mindel eco de sus palabras resonaba en mi cabeza
D. CPD drum brake N (Aut) → freno m de tambor
drum machine Ncaja f de ritmos
drum major N (Brit) → tambor m mayor
drum majorette N (esp US) → bastonera f
drum out VT + ADV to drum sb outexpulsar a algn
drum up VT + ADV [+ enthusiasm] → despertar; [+ support] → movilizar; [+ trade] → fomentar

drum

[ˈdrʌm]
n
(= instrument) → tambour m
an African drum → un tambour africain
to beat the drum for sth, to bang the drum for sth (= strongly support) → faire du battage autour de qch
(= container) (for oil, petrol)bidon m
vt
to drum one's fingers on the table → pianoter sur la table, tambouriner sur la table
vi (= make a noise) [rain] → tambouriner; [person] to drum on the table with one's fingers → pianoter sur la table, tambouriner sur la table drums
npl (MUSIC)batterie f
I play drums → Je joue de la batterie.
drum into
vt sep (= impress upon) → graver dans la mémoire
drum up
vt sep [+ enthusiasm, support] → susciter, rallierdrum kit nbatterie fdrum machine nboîte f à rythmedrum major n
(British) (MILITARY) (= soldier) → tambour-major m
(US) [marching band] → tambour-major mdrum majorette nmajorette f

drum

n
(Mus) → Trommel f; Joe Jones on drumsam Schlagzeug: Joe Jones; the drumsdie Trommeln pl; (pop, jazz) → das Schlagzeug; to beat or bang the drum for somebody/something (fig)die Trommel für jdn/etw rühren
(for oil, petrol) → Tonne f; (cylinder for wire) → Trommel f, → Rolle f; (Tech: = machine part) → Trommel f, → Walze f; (Phot) → Entwicklertrommel f; (Archit) (= wall)Tambour m, → Trommel f; (= shaft)Säulentrommel f
(Anat: also ear drum) → Trommelfell nt
vi (Mus, fig, rain etc) → trommeln
vt to drum one’s fingers on the tablemit den Fingern auf den Tisch trommeln

drum

:
drumbeat
drum brake
drumfire
n (Mil) → Trommelfeuer nt
drumhead
nTrommelfell nt
drumhead court martial
nStandgericht nt
drum kit
nSchlagzeug nt
drum major
nTambourmajor m
drum majorette
n (US) → Tambourmajorin f

drum

[drʌm]
1. n
a. (Mus) → tamburo
the drums → la batteria
big drum → grancassa
drum roll → rullio di tamburi
b. (container, for oil, petrol) → bidone m, fusto (Tech) (cylinder, machine part) → tamburo
2. vt to drum one's fingers on the tabletamburellare con le dita sul tavolo
to drum sth into sb (fig) → ficcare qc in testa a qn
3. vi (Mus) → battere or suonare il tamburo; (tap, with fingers) → tamburellare
the noise was drumming in my ears → il rumore mi martellava nel cervello
drum up vt + adv (enthusiasm, support) → conquistarsi

drum

(dram) noun
1. a musical instrument constructed of skin etc stretched on a round frame and beaten with a stick. He plays the drums.
2. something shaped like a drum, especially a container. an oil-drum.
3. an eardrum.
verbpast tense, past participle drummed
1. to beat a drum.
2. to tap continuously especially with the fingers. Stop drumming (your fingers) on the table!
3. to make a sound like someone beating a drum. The rain drummed on the metal roof.
ˈdrummer noun
a person who plays the drums.
ˈdrumstick noun
1. a stick used for beating a drum.
2. the lower part of the leg of a cooked chicken etc.
drum in/into
to force someone to remember (something) by repeating it constantly. You never remember anything unless I drum it in/into you.

Drum

طَبْلَة buben tromme Trommel τύμπανο tambor rumpu tambour bubanj tamburo ドラム 드럼 trommel tromme bęben tambor барабан trumma กลอง davul trống
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