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Definition of Drum
DrumDrum Drum, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Drummed; p. pr. & vb. n.
1. To beat a drum with sticks; to beat or play a tune on a
2. 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
Drumming with his fingers on the arm of his chair.
3. To throb, as the heart. [R.] --Dryden.
4. To go about, as a drummer does, to gather recruits, to
draw or secure partisans, customers, etc,; -- with for. DrumDrum 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. --Gascoigne.
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,
(b) A small cylindrical box in which figs, etc., are
(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["o]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. --Smollett.
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. --G. Eliot.
Bass drum. See in the Vocabulary.
Double drum. See under Double.
Drum Drum, v. t.
1. To execute on a drum, as a tune.
2. (With out) To expel ignominiously, with beat of drum; as,
to drum out a deserter or rogue from a camp, etc.
3. (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.
drumDrumfish Drum"fish`, n. (Zo["o]l.)
Any fish of the family Sci[ae]nid[ae], which makes a loud
noise by means of its air bladder; -- called also drum. drumCroaker Croak"er (-?r), n.
1. One who croaks, murmurs, grumbles, or complains
unreasonably; one who habitually forebodes evil.
(a) A small American fish (Micropogon undulatus), of the
(a) An American fresh-water fish (Aplodinotus
grunniens); -- called also drum.
(c) The surf fish of California.
Note: When caught these fishes make a croaking sound; whence
the name, which is often corrupted into crocus.
Meaning of Drum from wikipedia
- The drum
is a member
of the percussion group
instruments. In the Hornbostel-Sachs cl****ification system, it is a membranophone. Drums
- A drum
kit — also called
set, trap set (an abbreviation
of the word, "contraption"), or simply drums
— is a collection
- b**** drum
, or kick drum
, is a large drum
a note of low definite
pitch. A b**** drum
cylindrical, with the drum
- brake drum
. The term drum brake usually means
in which shoes press
on the inner surface
of the drum
. When shoes press
on the outside
of the drum
and b**** (also written
'n' b****"; commonly abbreviated
as "D&B", "DnB" or "D'n'B") is a genre
of electronic music characterised
by fast breakbeats...
- The Drums
are an American indie
pop band from New York City. Founding members Jonathan
and Jacob Graham became friends
as children, having...
- A drum machine
is an electronic musical instrument
percussion. Drum machines
may imitate drum
kits or other percussion
instruments, or produce...
- A snare drum
or side drum
is a percussion instrument
a sharp staccato sound
when the head is struck
with a drum
stick, due to the use of...
- instrument. Drum
may also refer
(communication), a communication device Drum
(container), a type of cylindrical container Drum
- The red drum
(Sciaenops ocellatus), also known
as redfish, channel
b****, puppy drum
b****, or simply
red, is a game fish found
in the Atlantic...
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