drum drum  /d ˈrəm/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a musical percussion instrument; usually consists of a hollow cylinder with a membrane stretched across each end
  2. (n) the sound of a drum
  3. (n) a bulging cylindrical shape; hollow with flat ends
  4. (n) a cylindrical metal container used for shipping or storage of liquids
  5. (n) a hollow cast-iron cylinder attached to the wheel that forms part of the brakes
  6. (n) small to medium-sized bottom-dwelling food and game fishes of shallow coastal and fresh waters that make a drumming noise
  7. (v) make a rhythmic sound
  8. (v) play a percussion instrument
  9. (v) study intensively, as before an exam

Usage(s):

  1. Any pulp writer worth his salt knows that when his locale is darkest Africa he can't use too many drums.
  2. At 18 months, Bernard Rich was car ried onstage by the seat of his pants to play drums in his parents' vaudeville act.
  3. For years the doomful sound of drumming in the Congo night struck white men weak with fright.

News

  1. Andrew W.K will attempt to drum for 24 hours at The O Music Awards

    Andrew W.K is attempting to set a new world record: Longest Drum session in a Retail Store. read more
    on June 18, 2013     Source: TheCelebrityCafe.com

  2. Andrew W.K. Will Drum For 24 Hours In Times Square This Week

    This Wednesday evening in Times Square, Andrew W.K. will attempt to break the world record for (drumroll please): Longest Drum Session in a Retail Store. He explained on Facebook : [ more › ]
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Gothamist

  3. Step Forward For Drone Hanger At Fort Drum

    Fort Drum is closer to getting the okay for the addition of an unmanned-aircraft hanger on post.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: WWNY - WNYF Watertown

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Quotes

  1. "This constant drum beat of conflict is what strikes me which is not helpful and not useful," Fallon said in a half-hour interview with Al-Jazeera television broadcast Sept. 23.
    on Sep 29, 2005 By: Adm William Fallon Source: 940 News

  2. "As many of you know I've been called a maverick, somebody who marches to the beat of his own drum and sometimes it's meant as a compliment and sometimes it's meant as a criticism," McCain told more than 1,000 voters in a high school gymnasium...
    on Jul 29, 2008 By: John McCain Source: FOXNews

  3. Richards added: "My positions as Premier League chairman, FA board member and chairman of the FA's international committee provide me with ample opportunities to bang the drum for English football, and the bid particularly, right across the world,...
    on Nov 24, 2009 By: Dave Richards Source: BBC Sport

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