n.1.(Mus.) An instrument of percussion, consisting either of a hollow cylinder, over each end of which is stretched a piece of skin or vellum, to be beaten with a stick; or of a metallic hemisphere (kettledrum) with a single piece of skin to be so beaten; the common instrument for marking time in martial music; one of the pair of tympani in an orchestra, or cavalry band.
The drums cry bud-a-dub.
- Gascoigne.
2.(Anat.) Anything resembling a drum in form
3.(Zool.) See Drumfish.
4.A noisy, tumultuous assembly of fashionable people at a private house; a rout.
5.A tea party; a kettledrum.
Bass drum
See in the Vocabulary.
Double drum
See under Double.
v. i.1.To beat a drum with sticks; to beat or play a tune on a drum.
[imp. & p. p. Drummed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Drumming.]
2.To beat with the fingers, as with drumsticks; to beat with a rapid succession of strokes; to make a noise like that of a beaten drum; as, the ruffed grouse drums with his wings.
3.To throb, as the heart.
4.To go about, as a drummer does, to gather recruits, to draw or secure partisans, customers, etc,; - with for.
v. t.1.To execute on a drum, as a tune.
2.With out) To expel ignominiously, with beat of drum; as, to drum out a deserter or rogue from a camp, etc.
3.With up) To assemble by, or as by, beat of drum; to collect; to gather or draw by solicitation; as, to drum up recruits; to drum up customers.
Noun1.drum - a musical percussion instrument; usually consists of a hollow cylinder with a membrane stretch across each end
2.drum - the sound of a drum; "he could hear the drums before he heard the fifes"
3.drum - a bulging cylindrical shape; hollow with flat ends
Synonyms: barrel
4.Drumdrum - a cylindrical metal container used for shipping or storage of liquids
Synonyms: metal drum
5.Drumdrum - a hollow cast-iron cylinder attached to the wheel that forms part of the brakes
Synonyms: brake drum
6.drum - small to medium-sized bottom-dwelling food and game fishes of shallow coastal and fresh waters that make a drumming noise
Synonyms: drumfish
Verb1.drum - make a rhythmic sound; "Rain drummed against the windshield"; "The drums beat all night"
Synonyms: thrum, beat
2.drum - play a percussion instrument
3.drum - study intensively, as before an exam; "I had to bone up on my Latin verbs before the final exam"
drum - Ancient slow, cylindrical magnetic media that were once state-of-the-art storage devices. Under BSD Unix the disk partition used for swapping is still called "/dev/drum"; this has led to considerable humour and not a few straight-faced but utterly bogus "explanations" getting foisted on newbies.

See also "The Story of Mel".
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drum brakes
Drum major
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drum out
drum printer
drum roll
drum sander
drum up
Drum winding
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