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Definition of drone noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[usually singular] a continuous low noise the distant drone of traffic
  2. 2a male bee that does not work compare queen bee, worker
  3. 3a person who is lazy and gives nothing to society while others work The medieval lord of the manor was what some today would call a drone.
  4. 4an aircraft without a pilot, controlled from the ground
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: drone

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