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A drum (instrument).
A scanning machine including a large drum (cylindrical object).

English

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
drum

Plural
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  1. A percussive musical instrument spanned with a thin covering on at least one end for striking, forming an acoustic chamber, affecting what materials are used to make it.
  2. Any similar hollow, cylindrical object.
  3. In particular, a barrel or large cylindrical container for liquid transport and storage.
    The restaurant ordered ketchup in 50-gallon drums.
  4. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A social gathering or assembly held in the evening.
    • 1749, Henry Fielding, Tom Jones, Folio Society 1973, p. 631:
      Another misfortune which befel poor Sophia, was the company of Lord Fellamar, whom she met at the opera, and who attended her to the drum.
  5. (architecture) The encircling wall that supports a dome or cupola
  6. (architecture) Any of the cyclindrical blocks that make up the shaft of a pillar

Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to drum

Third person singular
drum

Simple past
ed

Past participle
-

Present participle
m

to drum (third-person singular simple present drum, present participle m, simple past and past participle ed)
  1. (intransitive) (music) To beat a drum.
  2. (intransitive) To knock successively and playfully.
    Drumming one’s fingers on a table is often an expression of impatience or annoyance.
  3. (transitive) To drill or review in an attempt to establish memorization.
    He’s still trying to drum Spanish verb conjugations into my head.

Translations

See also


Bosnian

Etymology

From Greek δρόμος (drómos) road or track.

Noun

drum m (plural drumovi)

  1. road

Declension

Declension of drum Singular Plural
Nominative drum drumovi
Genitive druma drumova
Dative drumu drumovima
Accusative drum drumove
Vocative drume drumovi
Instrumental drumom drumovima
Locative drumu drumovima



Croatian

Etymology

From Greek δρόμος (drómos) road or track.

Noun

drum m (plural drumovi)

  1. road

Declension


Dutch

Noun

drum m. (plural drums)

  1. (music) drum

Derived terms


German

Adverb

drum (contraction of darum)

  1. thereabout
  2. therefore
  3. on that account, for that reason

Romanian

Etymology

From Greek δρόμος (drómos) road or track.

Noun

drum

  1. road

References

Language in Danger Andrew Dalby, 2003


Serbian

Etymology

From Greek δρόμος (drómos) road or track.

Noun

drum m. (plural drumovi) (Cyrillic spelling друм)

  1. road

Declension

Declension of drum Singular Plural
Nominative drum drumovi
Genitive druma drumova
Dative drumu drumovima
Accusative drum drumove
Vocative drume drumovi
Instrumental drumom drumovima
Locative drumu drumovima

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