noun, plural drums, (especially collectively for 11) drum.
- any of several cylindrical or nearly cylindrical stones laid one above the other to form a column or pier.
- a cylindrical or faceted construction supporting a dome.
verb (used without object), drummed,drum·ming.
verb (used with object), drummed,drum·ming.
- (formerly) to expel or dismiss from a military service in disgrace to the beat of a drum.
- to dismiss in disgrace: He was drummed out of the university for his gambling activities.
- to call or summon by, or as if by, beating a drum.
- to obtain or create (customers, trade, interest, etc.) through vigorous effort: They were unable to drum up enthusiasm for the new policies.
- to concoct; devise: to drum up new methods of dealing with urban crime.
LEARN THE SPANISH WORDS FOR THESE COMMON ANIMALS!
Idioms for drum
Origin of drum1
OTHER WORDS FROM drumun·der·drum·ming, noun
Words nearby drum
Definition for drum (2 of 2)
noun Scot., Irish English.
Origin of drum2
Example sentences from the Web for drum
It also would have enhanced the sounds of drums or other musical instruments, Cox says.Stonehenge enhanced voices and music within the stone ring|Bruce Bower|September 29, 2020|Science News For Students
All that to be said, I think the drum we advertisers need to be beating isn’t primarily “who owns the data”, though certainly let’s get that determined.This decade’s most important marketing question: What data rights do advertisers possess?|Kirk Williams|September 17, 2020|Search Engine Land
Clicking on different objects, like the clock and the piano, prompts the user to adjust different tracks, like the drum line and melody.Create your own moody quarantine music with Google’s AI|Karen Hao|September 4, 2020|MIT Technology Review
Authorities are trying to figure out what to do about a drum circle in Ocean Beach.Morning Report: Rural Districts Still Scrambling to Prepare for Online Learning|Voice of San Diego|August 12, 2020|Voice of San Diego
As our lives pass day by day, the beating drums of the weekly routine take over and years pass until we reach our goal of retirement.The Global Work Crisis: Automation, the Case Against Jobs, and What to Do About It|Peter Xing|August 6, 2020|Singularity Hub
Even his signature instrument, Auto-Tune, has become as accepted an ingredient in hip-hop as the drum machine.Future Makes Us Rethink Everything We Thought We Knew About Rap Artists|Luke Hopping|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They marched through the streets of downtown New York to the synchronized beats of the Continental drum corps that followed.
He ran like he was barreling down the stairs and he struggled to climb the 15-foot-tall drum riser.I'm Not Country or Pop. I'm Just Pure Garth Brooks.|David Masciotra|September 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She was distraught and sad walking through a park on Long Island when she joined a drum circle on a whim.
At the turn of the century, zoos displaying so-called primitive cultures were used to drum up public support for colonialism.
The irruption of this motley crew with beat of drum, according to ancient custom, was the consummation of uproar and merriment.The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.|Washington Irving
In operation, a coating of coffee liquor is applied automatically, by means of a special device, to the outside of the drum.All About Coffee|William H. Ukers
He beats his drum and sings, while a woman within repeats the chant in a shrill voice.Omens and Superstitions of Southern India|Edgar Thurston
This created enigmas which exercised the imaginations of the big girls, such as: Ah, how delightful is the drum!Les Misrables|Victor Hugo
The drum stick of a roast chicken or turkey is greatly improved by removing the tendons.Public School Domestic Science|Mrs. J. Hoodless
British Dictionary definitions for drum (1 of 2)
- one of a number of cylindrical blocks of stone used to construct the shaft of a column
- the wall or structure supporting a dome or cupola