vi to throb, as the heart.
2. drum ·noun a tea party; a kettledrum.
3. drum ·vt to execute on a drum, as a tune.
4. drum ·noun anything resembling a drum in form.
5. drum ·noun ·see drumfish.
6. drum ·noun a small cylindrical box in which figs, ·etc., are packed.
7. drum ·vi to beat a drum with sticks; to beat or play a tune on a drum.
8. drum ·noun a noisy, tumultuous assembly of fashionable people at a private house; a rout.
9. drum ·noun the tympanum of the ear;
often, but incorrectly, applied to the tympanic membrane.
10. drum ·vt (with out) to expel ignominiously, with beat of drum; as, to drum out a deserter or rogue from a camp, ·etc.
11. drum ·vi to go about, as a drummer does, to gather recruits, to draw or secure partisans, customers, etc,;
12. drum ·noun a sheet iron radiator, often in the shape of a drum, for warming an apartment by means of heat received from a stovepipe, or a cylindrical receiver for steam, ·etc.
13. drum ·vt (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.
14. drum ·vi 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.
15. drum ·noun one of the cylindrical, or nearly cylindrical, blocks, of which the shaft of a column is composed; also, a vertical wall, whether circular or polygonal in plan, carrying a cupola or dome.
xvi. drum ·noun a cylinder on a revolving shaft, generally for the purpose of driving several pulleys, by means of belts or straps passing around its periphery; also, the barrel of a hoisting machine, on which the rope or chain is wound.
xvii. drum ·noun 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.