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English noun: drum

1. drum (artifact) a musical percussion instrument; usually consists of a hollow cylinder with a membrane stretched across each end


Synonymsmembranophone, tympan


Broader (hypernym)percussion instrument, percussive instrument


Narrower (hyponym)bass drum, bongo, bongo drum, gran casa, side drum, snare, snare drum, tabor, tabour, tambour, tambourine, tenor drum, timbrel, tom-tom


Part holonymdrumhead, head

2. drum (event) the sound of a drum


SamplesHe could hear the drums before he heard the fifes.


Broader (hypernym)sound

3. drum (shape) a bulging cylindrical shape; hollow with flat ends


Synonymsbarrel


Broader (hypernym)cylinder

4. drum (artifact) a cylindrical metal container used for shipping or storage of liquids


Synonymsmetal drum


Broader (hypernym)vessel

5. drum (artifact) a hollow cast-iron cylinder attached to the wheel that forms part of the brakes


Synonymsbrake drum


Broader (hypernym)cylinder


Part meronymdrum brake

6. drum (animal) small to medium-sized bottom-dwelling food and game fishes of shallow coastal and fresh waters that make a drumming noise


Synonymsdrumfish


Broader (hypernym)sciaenid, sciaenid fish


Narrower (hyponym)Bairdiella chrysoura, channel bass, Equetus lanceolatus, Equetus pulcher, jackknife-fish, mademoiselle, red drum, redfish, Sciaenops ocellatus, silver perch, striped drum


English verb: drum

1. drum (perception) make a rhythmic sound


SamplesRain drummed against the windshield.
The drums beat all night.


Synonymsbeat, thrum


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)go, sound


Verb groupbeat

2. drum (creation) play a percussion instrument


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)play


Domain categorymusic

3. drum (cognition) study intensively, as before an exam


SamplesI had to bone up on my Latin verbs before the final exam.


Synonymsbone, bone up, cram, get up, grind away, mug up, swot, swot up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)hit the books, study


Verb groupcram









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