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Our enemies are real. But so are the moral questions and long-term political implications of drone strikes.
Bruce Feirstein

Meaning of "drone" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD DRONE

Old English drān; related to Old High German treno drone, Gothic drunjus noise, Greek tenthrēnē wasp.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF DRONE

drone  [drəʊn] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF DRONE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Drone is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES DRONE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of drone in the English dictionary

The first definition of drone in the dictionary is a male bee in a colony of social bees, whose sole function is to mate with the queen. Other definition of drone is a person who lives off the work of others. Drone is also a pilotless radio-controlled aircraft.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH DRONE


camaron
ˌkæməˈrəʊn
chaperone
ˈʃæpərəʊn
corticosterone
ˌkɔːtɪˈkɒstəˌrəʊn
crone
krəʊn
dehydroepiandrosterone
diːˌhaɪdrəʊˌɛpɪænˈdrɒstəˌrəʊn
estrone
ˈɛstrəʊn
full-grown
ˌfʊlˈɡrəʊn
groan
ɡrəʊn
grown
ɡrəʊn
ingrown
ˈɪnˌɡrəʊn
maron
mɑːˈrəʊn
overgrown
ˌəʊvəˈɡrəʊn
progesterone
prəʊˈdʒɛstəˌrəʊn
prone
prəʊn
roan
rəʊn
rone
rəʊn
testosterone
tɛˈstɒstəˌrəʊn
throne
θrəʊn
thrown
θrəʊn
Tyrone
tɪˈrəʊn

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE DRONE

drolly
dromedaries
dromedary
dromic
dromon
dromond
dromophobia
dromos
drone aircraft
droner
drongo
drongo shrike
droning
droningly
dronish
dronishly
dronishness
dronklap
dronkverdriet
drony

WORDS THAT END LIKE DRONE

accident-prone
aldosterone
Amarone
ascend the throne
cicerone
dethrone
enthrone
Gaborone
injury-prone
irone
krone
ladrone
madrone
minestrone
neurone
norethisterone
padrone
perone
speech from the throne
Squadrone

Synonyms and antonyms of drone in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «DRONE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «drone» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of drone

Translation of «drone» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF DRONE

Find out the translation of drone to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of drone from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «drone» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

发出单调连续的低声
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

zumbar
570 millions of speakers

English

drone
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

गबन
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

طائرة بدون طيار
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

дрон
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

zumbir
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

গুঁজনধ্বনি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

vrombir
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Drone
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

brummen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ブーンとうなる
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

윙윙거리다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Drone
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

kêu vo vo
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

டிரோன்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

आळशी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

erkek arı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

ronzare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Drone
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

дрон
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

drone
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

drone
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

dreun
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

drönare
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

drone
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of drone

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «DRONE»

The term «drone» is very widely used and occupies the 14.286 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «DRONE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «drone» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «drone» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about drone

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10 QUOTES WITH «DRONE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word drone.
1
Thomas P.M. Barnett
Is there anything about cyberspace that particularly screams Air Force? Not really. If cyber warfare is going to be as all-encompassing as it's made out to be by its vigorous proponents, then it will disseminate throughout the services even more than the drone phenomenon has.
2
Peter L. Bergen
Bin Laden was 200 miles away from the area where all of these drone strikes were taking out his key leaders, he was able to indulge in his hobbies... and he was making occasional video tapes and audio tapes to the wider world.
3
Tina Brown
The Taliban knows they have more to fear from an educated girl than an American drone.
4
Judith Butler
Cameras help to minimize collateral damage, and very often, without a camera a missile cannot fire. Certainly, without a camera a drone can't function, which means that the very ways in which we wage war are determined in part by how cameras work and whether they work at all.
5
Ray Davies
I don't think England is that gray but India is like a long drone.
6
Bruce Feirstein
Our enemies are real. But so are the moral questions and long-term political implications of drone strikes.
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Glenn Greenwald
Who cares if virtually the entire world views Obama's drone attacks as unjustified and wrong? Who cares if the Muslim world continues to seethe with anti-American animus as a result of this aggression? Empires do what they want.
8
Michael Hastings
Obama's drone program, in fact, amounts to the largest unmanned aerial offensive ever conducted in military history: never have so few killed so many by remote control.
9
Michael Hastings
During the invasion of Iraq in 2003, the military conducted only a handful of drone missions.
10
Carl Honore
We know that no algorithm can solve global poverty; no pill can cure a chronic illness; no box of chocolates can mend a broken relationship; no educational DVD can transform a child into a baby Einstein; no drone strike can end a terrorist conflict. Sadly, there is no such thing as 'One Tip to a Flat Stomach.'

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «DRONE»

Discover the use of drone in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to drone and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control
In vivid, readable style, this book also looks at what activists, lawyers, and scientists across the globe are doing to ground these weapons.
Medea Benjamin, 2013
2
The Thistle and the Drone: How America's War on Terror ...
Argues that the campaigns that fall under "The War on Terror" have exacerbated the already-broken relationship between central Islamic governments and the tribal societies within their borders.
Akbar S. Ahmed, 2013
3
Sting of the Drone
In Sting of the Drone, bestselling author Richard A. Clarke draws on his decades-long experience at the very highest levels of national security to craft a thrilling novel that has the feel of nonfiction, taking us behind closed doors to ...
Richard A. Clarke, 2014
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Drone
Maden's trail of intrigue will captivate you from page one." —CLIVE CUSSLER With a fascinating international cast of characters and nonstop action, Mike Maden’s Drone kicks off an explosive new thriller series exploring the inescapable ...
Mike Maden, 2013
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Drone on!: The high history of Celtic music
A humorous look at the history, mythology, musicians, instruments and multiculturalism associated with Celtic music, including its worldwide influence and spawned phenomena like Riverdance and Lord of the Dance.
Winnie Czulinski, 2004
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Predators: The CIA's Drone War on AlQaeda
Williams combines policy analysis with the human drama of the spies, terrorists, insurgents and innocent tribal peoples who have been killed in the covert operation being waged in Pakistan's tribal regions via remote control aircraft.
Brian Glyn Williams, 2013
7
George Crumb's "Pastoral Drone": Analysis and Pedagogical ...
A detailed analysis of the work illustrates that prime numbers, texture, and timbre all contribute to delineating the form of Pastoral Drone.
Krista A. Shinew, 2007
8
On Western Terrorism: From Hiroshima to Drone Warfare
In On Western Terrorism Noam Chomsky, world-renowned dissident intellectual, discusses Western power and propaganda with filmmaker and investigative journalist Andre Vltchek.
Noam Chomsky, Andre Vltchek, 2013
9
Precisely Wrong: Gaza Civilians Killed by Israeli ...
"This report was researched and written by Marc Garlasco ..."--Acknowledgments.
Marc E. Garlasco, 2009
10
History of Strategic Drone Operations
This strange phenomenon occurs when the best of intentions (giving the "devils" their due) and, more often than not, is not factual nor does it consider the historical background of the unmanned drone systems. Following the belated admission ...
David W. Irvin, 2003

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «DRONE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term drone is used in the context of the following news items.
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The first drone delivery system might not come from Amazon, but the …
Amazon is planning on having some sort of self-flying drone delivery system in place in the next year, but Swiss Post—the national postal ... «Quartz, Jul 15»
2
CAAP issues first 'drone' license
CAAP director general William Hotchkiss issues first drone license and permit to Joel Cruz, owner of SRDP Engineering. Photo by Raoul ... «ABS CBN News, Jul 15»
3
Drone photography contest shows the world from stunning new angles
But one of the most compelling is the blossoming world of drone photography, where vehicles hover with ever-improving camera gear open up ... «Gizmag, Jul 15»
4
Inventor Otto dieffenbach builds drone shaped like Snoopy for …
The display featuring the cartoon canine is the brainchild of inventor Otto Dieffenbach, who built a drone shaped like Charlie Brown's pet ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
5
Former TTP leader Shahidullah Shahid killed in US drone strike …
Former Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan spokesperson Shahidullah Shahid and 24 other militants were killed in a US drone strike on Thursday, ... «The Express Tribune, Jul 15»
6
Taking a drone flight with a Salinas councilman in violation of FAA …
The drones were operated by Monterey Drone, an aerial video and photography company. In April, Monterey Drone received permission from ... «Monterey County Weekly, Jul 15»
7
UAV Drone Market for Commercial Worth $1.27 Billion by 2020
According to a new market research report "UAV Drone Market for Commercial by Type (Fixed Wing, Rotary Blade, Quad Rotor), Technology ... «PR Newswire, Jul 15»
8
Drone flying is not allowed in Mumbai for a month
A professor, working in a nearby institute, took pictures of the drone flying at a height of about 55 feet and it aerial movement. He later informed ... «Techradar India, Jul 15»
9
FAA Approving 250 Drone Permits a Month Without Final Rules
Congress in 2012 ordered the FAA to set up a waiver program for safe drone use while permanent rules were being drafted. The first waivers ... «Insurance Journal, Jul 15»
10
Hydrofoil quadcopter drone seamlessly films from the air and on water
'After reinventing the helicopter and the radio-controlled car, we are today creating a new species of drone, a super fast and unsubmersible ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»

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