HyperDic: drum

English > 9 senses of the word drum:
NOUNartifactdrum, membranophone, tympana musical percussion instrument
eventdrumthe sound of a drum
shapedrum, barrela bulging cylindrical shape
artifactdrum, metal druma cylindrical metal container used for shipping or storage of liquids / liquids
artifactdrum, brake druma hollow cast-iron cylinder attached to the wheel that forms part of the brakes
animaldrum, drumfishsmall to medium-sized bottom-dwelling food and game fishes of shallow coastal and fresh waters that make a drumming noise
VERBperceptiondrum, beat, thrummake a rhythmic sound
creationdrumplay a percussion instrument
cognitiondrum, cram, grind away, bone up, swot, get up, mug up, swot up, bonestudy intensively, as before an exam
drum > pronunciation
Soundsdrah'm
Rhymesabolitionism ... zirconium: 557 rhymes with ahm...
English > drum: 9 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA musical percussion instrument; usually consists of a hollow cylinder with a membrane stretched across each end.
Synonymsmembranophone, tympan
Partsdrumhead, headA membrane that is stretched taut over a drum
Narrowerbass drum, gran casaA large drum with two heads
bongo, bongo drumA small drum
snare drum, snare, side drumA small drum with two heads and a snare stretched across the lower head
tabor, tabourA small drum with one head of soft calfskin
tambourA drum
tambourineA shallow drum with a single drumhead and with metallic disks in the sides
tenor drum, tom-tomAny of various drums with small heads
timbrelsmall hand drum similar to a tambourine
Broaderpercussion instrument, percussive instrumentA musical instrument in which the sound is produced by one object striking another
Spanishmembranófono, tambor, tímpano
Catalanmembranòfon, membranófono, tambor
Verbsdrumplay a percussion instrument
English > drum: 9 senses > noun 2, event
MeaningThe sound of a drum.
Example"he could hear the drums before he heard the fifes"
BroadersoundThe sudden occurrence of an audible event
Verbsdrumplay a percussion instrument
English > drum: 9 senses > noun 3, shape
MeaningA bulging cylindrical shape; hollow with flat ends.
Synonymbarrel
BroadercylinderA surface generated by rotating a parallel line around a fixed line
Spanishbarril, cilindro, tambor
Catalanbóta, tambor, tona
English > drum: 9 senses > noun 4, artifact
MeaningA cylindrical metal container used for shipping or storage of liquids / liquids.
Synonymmetal drum
BroadervesselAn object used as a container (especially for liquids / liquids)
Spanishbidón
Catalanbidó
English > drum: 9 senses > noun 5, artifact
MeaningA hollow cast-iron cylinder attached to the wheel that forms part of the brakes.
Synonymbrake drum
Part ofdrum brakehydraulic brake in which friction is applied to the inside of a spinning drum by the brake shoe
BroadercylinderA surface generated by rotating a parallel line around a fixed line
Spanishtambor
Catalantambor
English > drum: 9 senses > noun 6, animal
Meaningsmall to medium-sized bottom-dwelling food and game fishes of shallow coastal and fresh waters that make a drumming noise.
Synonymdrumfish
Narrowerjackknife-fish, Equetus lanceolatusBlack-and-white drumfish with an erect elongated dorsal fin
red drum, channel bass, redfish, Sciaenops ocellatuslarge edible fish found off coast of United States from Massachusetts to Mexico
silver perch, mademoiselle, Bairdiella chrysourasmall silvery drumfish often mistaken for white perch
striped drum, Equetus pulcherA kind of drumfish
Broadersciaenid fish, sciaenidwidely distributed family of carnivorous percoid fishes having a large air bladder used to produce sound
English > drum: 9 senses > verb 1, perception
Meaningmake a rhythmic sound.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP
Examples
  • "Rain drummed against the windshield"
  • "The drums beat all night"
Synonymsbeat, thrum
Broadersound, gomake a certain noise or sound
Similar tobeatIndicate by beating, as with the fingers or drumsticks
Spanishgolpetear, martillear, tamborear, tamborilear
Catalancopejar, martellejar, tamborinar, tamborinejar
Nounsdrummersomeone who plays a drum
English > drum: 9 senses > verb 2, creation
MeaningPlay a percussion instrument.
PatternSomebody ----s
Categorymusicmusical activity (singing / singing / singing or whistling etc.)
BroaderplayPerform music on (a musical instrument)
Nounsdruma musical percussion instrument
drumthe sound of a drum
drummersomeone who plays a drum
drummingthe act of playing drums
English > drum: 9 senses > verb 3, cognition
Meaningstudy intensively, as before an exam.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something PP
Synonymscram, grind away, bone up, swot, get up, mug up, swot up, bone
Broaderstudy, hit the booksLearn by reading books
Similar tocramPrepare (students) hastily for an impending exam
Spanishempollar, estudiar

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