Dictionary Results for drum

1. drum - noun

· a musical percussion instrument; usually consists of a hollow cylinder with a membrane stretched across each end

Synonym(s): membranophone, tympan

Hypernym(s): percussion_instrument, percussive_instrument

2. drum - noun

· the sound of a drum; "he could hear the drums before he heard the fifes"

Hypernym(s): sound

3. drum - noun

· a bulging cylindrical shape; hollow with flat ends

Synonym(s): barrel

Hypernym(s): cylinder

4. drum - noun

· a cylindrical metal container used for shipping or storage of liquids

Synonym(s): metal_drum

Hypernym(s): vessel

5. drum - noun

· a hollow cast iron cylinder attached to the wheel that forms part of the brakes

Synonym(s): brake_drum

Hypernym(s): cylinder

6. drum - noun

· small to medium-sized bottom-dwelling food and game fishes of shallow coastal and fresh waters that make a drumming noise

Synonym(s): drumfish

Hypernym(s): sciaenid_fish, sciaenid

7. drum - verb

· make a rhythmic sound; "Rain drummed against the windshield"; "The drums beat all night"

Synonym(s): beat, thrum

Hypernym(s): sound, go

8. drum - verb

· play a percussion instrument

Hypernym(s): play

9. drum - verb

· study intensively, as before an exam; "I had to bone up on my Latin verbs before the final exam"

Synonym(s): cram, grind_away, bone_up, swot, get_up, mug_up, swot_up, bone

Hypernym(s): study, hit_the_books

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