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You can make 49 words from 'drone' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.


5 letters words from 'drone'

DONER 6DRONE 6
REDON 6RONDE 6

4 letters words from 'drone'

DERN 5DERO 5
DOEN 5DOER 5
DONE 5DORE 5
NERD 5NODE 5
ONER 4REDO 5
REND 5RODE 5
ROED 5RONE 4

3 letters words from 'drone'

DEN 4DOE 4
DON 4DOR 4
END 4EON 3
ERN 3NED 4
NOD 4NOR 3
ODE 4ONE 3
ORD 4ORE 3
RED 4REN 3
REO 3ROD 4
ROE 3 

2 letters words from 'drone'

DE 3DO 3
ED 3EN 2
ER 2NE 2
NO 2OD 3
OE 2ON 2
OR 2RE 2

All 5 letters words made out of drone

drone rdone dorne odrne rodne ordne drnoe rdnoe dnroe ndroe rndoe nrdoe donre odnre dnore ndore ondre nodre ronde ornde rnode nrode onrde norde droen rdoen doren odren roden orden dreon rdeon deron edron redon erdon doern odern deorn edorn oedrn eodrn roedn oredn reodn erodn oerdn eordn drneo rdneo dnreo ndreo rndeo nrdeo dreno rdeno derno edrno redno erdno dnero ndero denro ednro nedro endro rnedo nredo rendo erndo nerdo enrdo doner odner dnoer ndoer onder noder doenr odenr deonr edonr oednr eodnr dneor ndeor denor ednor nedor endor onedr noedr oendr eondr neodr enodr roned orned rnoed nroed onred nored roend orend reond erond oernd eornd rneod nreod renod ernod nerod enrod onerd noerd oenrd eonrd neord enord

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word drone. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in drone.

Definitions and meaning of drone

drone

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /dɹəʊn/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /dɹoʊn/
  • Rhymes: -əʊn

Etymology 1

From Middle English drone, from Old English drān, from Proto-Germanic *drēniz, *drēnuz, *drenô (an insect, drone), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰrēn- (bee, drone, hornet). Cognate with Dutch drone (male bee or wasp), Low German drone (drone), German Drohne, dialectal German Dräne, Trehne, Trene (drone), Danish drone (drone), Swedish drönje, drönare (drone).

In sense “unmanned aircraft”, due to early military UAVs dumbly flying on preset paths. The verb sense derives from this sense.

Noun

drone (plural drones)

  1. A male ant, bee or wasp, which does not work but can fertilize the queen bee.
    • (Can we date this quote by Dryden and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      All with united force combine to drive / The lazy drones from the laborious hive.
  2. (now rare) Someone who does not work; a lazy person, an idler.
    • 1596-97, William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, Act II, Scene v[2]:
      SHYLOCK:
      The patch is kind enough, but a huge feeder,
      Snail-slow in profit, and he sleeps by day
      More than the wild-cat; drones hive not with me;
      Therefore I part with him; and part with him
      To one what I would have him help to waste
      His borrowed purse. []
    • 1624, John Smith, Generall Historie, in Kupperman 1988, p. 117:
      he that gathereth not every day as much as I doe, the next day shall be set beyond the river, and be banished from the Fort as a drone, till he amend his conditions or starve.
    • (Can we date this quote by Burton and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      By living as a drone, to be an unprofitable and unworthy member of so noble and learned a society.
  3. One who performs menial or tedious work.
    Synonym: drudge
  4. (colloquial, aviation) A remotely controlled aircraft, an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV).
    Synonyms: UAV, UAS
    Hyponym: quadcopter
Usage notes
  • In sense “unmanned aircraft”, primarily used informally of military aircraft or consumer radio controlled quadcopters, without precise definition.
Translations

Verb

drone (third-person singular simple present drones, present participle droning, simple past and past participle droned)

  1. (transitive, colloquial) To kill with a missile fired by unmanned aircraft.

Etymology 2

From Middle English drounen (to roar, bellow), ultimately perhaps from Proto-Germanic *drunjaną (to drone, roar, make a sound), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰer- (to roar, hum, drone). Cognate with Scots drune (to drone, moan, complain), Dutch dreunen (to drone, boom, thud), Low German drönen (to drone, buzz, hum), German dröhnen (to roar, boom, rumble), Danish drøne (to roar, boom, peel out), Swedish dröna (to low, bellow, roar), Icelandic drynja (to roar).

Verb

drone (third-person singular simple present drones, present participle droning, simple past and past participle droned)

  1. To produce a low-pitched hum or buzz.
  2. To speak in a monotone way.

Translations

Noun

drone (plural drones)

  1. A low-pitched hum or buzz.
    • 1908, Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows
      He chanted as he flew and the car responded with sonorous drone.
  2. (music) One of the fixed-pitch pipes on a bagpipe.
  3. (music, uncountable) A genre of music that uses repeated lengthy droning sounds.
  4. A humming or deep murmuring sound.
    • (Can we date this quote by Longfellow and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      The monotonous drone of the wheel.
Translations

Further reading

  • drone (bee) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • drone (aircraft) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

References

Anagrams

  • Doner, Roden, doner, nerdo, orned, redon, renod, ronde

Dutch

Etymology 1

From Middle Dutch drone (bee drone). Doublette with drone (unmanned aircraft) (see below).

Noun

drone m (plural dronen, diminutive droontje n)

  1. (archaic) a male bee or wasp; a drone (Can we verify(+) this sense?)
Synonyms
  • dar

Etymology 2

Borrowed from English drone (aircraft drone). Doublette with drone (male bee), which descended from Middle Dutch.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /droːn/
  • Hyphenation: drone
  • Rhymes: -oːn

Noun

drone m (plural drones, diminutive droontje n)

  1. a remotely controlled aircraft; a drone
Derived terms
  • droneaanval

Finnish

Etymology

< English drone

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈdrone/, [ˈdro̞ne̞]
  • Rhymes: -one
  • Syllabification: dro‧ne

Noun

drone

  1. (Anglicism) drone (type of unmanned aircraft)

Declension

Synonyms

  • drooni
  • lennokki

French

Noun

drone m (plural drones)

  1. drone (unmanned aircraft)

Italian

Etymology

From English drone

Noun

drone m (invariable)

  1. drone (unmanned aircraft)

Anagrams

  • derno, dreno, drenò, rendo, ronde

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From Middle Low German drone (sense 1), and English drone (sense 2).

Noun

drone m (definite singular dronen, indefinite plural droner, definite plural dronene)

  1. a drone (male bee)
  2. a drone (radio-controlled pilotless aircraft)

Synonyms

  • dronefly (aircraft)

References

  • “drone” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From Middle Low German drone (sense 1), and English drone (sense 2).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈdruːnə/ (example of pronunciation)

Noun

drone m (definite singular dronen, indefinite plural dronar, definite plural dronane)

  1. drone (male bee)
  2. drone (unmanned aircraft)

Synonyms

  • (male bee): hannbie
  • (aircraft): dronefly

References

  • “drone” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Portuguese

Etymology

From English drone

Noun

drone m (plural drones)

  1. drone (unmanned aircraft)

Spanish

Alternative forms

  • dron

Etymology

From English drone

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈdɾon/, [ˈd̪ɾõn]

Noun

drone m (plural drones)

  1. drone

Source: wiktionary.org
  • to make a monotonous humming sound.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)