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drum

 
Noun drum has 6 senses
  1. drum, membranophone, tympan - a musical percussion instrument; usually consists of a hollow cylinder with a membrane stretch across each end
    --1 is a kind of percussion instrument, percussive instrument
    --1 has parts: drumhead, head
    --1 has particulars:
     bass drum, gran casa; bongo, bongo drum; snare drum, snare, side drum; tabor, tabour; tambour; tambourine; tenor drum, tom-tom; timbrel
    Derived form: verb drum2
  2. drum - the sound of a drum; "he could hear the drums before he heard the fifes"
    --2 is a kind of
    sound
    Derived form: verb drum2
  3. barrel, drum - a bulging cylindrical shape; hollow with flat ends
    --3 is a kind of cylinder
  4. drum, metal drum - a cylindrical metal container used for shipping or storage of liquids
    --4 is a kind of vessel
  5. brake drum, drum - a hollow cast-iron cylinder attached to the wheel that forms part of the brakes
    --5 is a kind of cylinder
    --5 is a part of drum brake, drum brakes
  6. drum, drumfish - small to medium-sized bottom-dwelling food and game fishes of shallow coastal and fresh waters that make a drumming noise
    --6 is a kind of sciaenid fish, sciaenid
    --6 has particulars:
     striped drum, Equetus pulcher; jackknife-fish, Equetus lanceolatus; silver perch, mademoiselle, Bairdiella chrysoura; red drum, channel bass, redfish, Sciaenops ocellatus
Verb drum has 3 senses
  1. drum, beat, thrum - make a rhythmic sound; "Rain drummed against the windshield"; "The drums beat all night"
    --1 is one way to sound, go
    Derived form: noun drummer1
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Something is ----ing PP
  2. drum - play a percussion instrument
    --2 is one way to
    play
    Derived forms: noun drum2, noun drum1, noun drummer1, noun drumming1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
  3. cram, grind away, drum, bone up, swot, get up, mug up, swot up, bone - study intensively, as before an exam; "I had to bone up on my Latin verbs before the final exam"
    --3 is one way to study, hit the books
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s something PP
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