drum


drum
drum
drum1 or drumfish [drum′fish΄drum]
n.
[< Du trom, akin to MLowG trumme, drum, OHG trumba, of echoic orig.]
1.
a) a percussion instrument consisting of a hollow cylinder or hemisphere with a membrane stretched tightly over the end or ends, played by beating with the hands, sticks, etc.
b) [pl.] a set of drums and cymbals played by one person in a jazz, rock, or dance band
2. the sound produced by beating a drum, or any sound like this
3. any of various drumlike cylindrical objects; specif.,
a) a metal spool or cylinder around which cable, etc. is wound in a machine
b) a barrel-like metal container for oil, etc.
c) any of the cylindrical blocks making up the shaft of a stone column
d) the circular or polygonal wall supporting a dome
4. any of a family (Sciaenidae) of marine and freshwater percoid fishes that make a drumming sound
5. Anat.
a) MIDDLE EAR
b) TYMPANIC MEMBRANE
vi.
drummed, drumming
1. to beat a drum
2. to beat or tap continually or rhythmically, as with the fingers
3. to make a loud, reverberating sound by quivering the wings: said of the ruffed grouse, etc.
vt.
1. to play (a tune, rhythm, etc.) on or as on a drum
2. to beat or tap continually
3. to assemble by beating a drum
4. to instill (ideas, facts, etc.) into by continued repetition
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☆ beat the drum for
Informal to seek to arouse interest in or enthusiasm for
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drum out of
1. Historical to expel from (the army) with drums beating
2. to expel from in disgrace
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drum up
1. to summon by or as by beating a drum
2. to get (business, etc.) by soliciting
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on drums
playing drums: see DRUM1 (n. 1b)
drum2 [drum]
n.
[see DRUMLIN] [Scot. or Irish] Scot. Irish
1. a narrow hill or ridge
2. DRUMLIN

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