Meaning of DRUM in English

DRUM

I. noun Etymology: probably from Dutch trom; akin to Middle High German trumme ~ Date: 1539 a percussion instrument consisting of a hollow shell or cylinder with a ~head stretched over one or both ends that is beaten with the hands or with some implement (as a stick or wire brush), tympanic membrane , the sound of a ~, any of various chiefly marine bony fishes (family Sciaenidae) that make a ~ming or croaking noise using their air bladder and associated muscles, something resembling a ~ in shape: as, a. any of the cylindrical blocks that form the shaft of a column, a round wall or structure that supports a dome, a cylindrical machine or mechanical device or part, a cylindrical container, a disk-shaped magazine for an automatic weapon, ~like adjective II. verb (~med; ~ming) Date: 1583 intransitive verb to make a succession of strokes or vibrations that produce sounds like ~beats, to beat a ~, to throb or sound rhythmically, to stir up interest ; solicit , transitive verb to summon or enlist by or as if by beating a ~ , to dismiss ignominiously ; expel , to drive or force by steady effort or reiteration , 4. to strike or tap repeatedly, to produce (rhythmic sounds) by such action, III. noun Etymology: Scottish Gaelic druim back, ridge, from Old Irish druimm Date: 1725 a long narrow hill or ridge, ~lin

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