Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun drum

6 senses of drum

Sense 1
drum, membranophone, tympan -- (a musical percussion instrument; usually consists of a hollow cylinder with a membrane stretched across each end)
       => percussion instrument, percussive instrument -- (a musical instrument in which the sound is produced by one object striking another)

Sense 2
drum -- (the sound of a drum; "he could hear the drums before he heard the fifes")
       => sound -- (the sudden occurrence of an audible event; "the sound awakened them")

Sense 3
barrel, drum -- (a bulging cylindrical shape; hollow with flat ends)
       => cylinder -- (a surface generated by rotating a parallel line around a fixed line)

Sense 4
drum, metal drum -- (a cylindrical metal container used for shipping or storage of liquids)
       => vessel -- (an object used as a container (especially for liquids))

Sense 5
brake drum, drum -- (a hollow cast-iron cylinder attached to the wheel that forms part of the brakes)
       => cylinder -- (a surface generated by rotating a parallel line around a fixed line)

Sense 6
drum, drumfish -- (small to medium-sized bottom-dwelling food and game fishes of shallow coastal and fresh waters that make a drumming noise)
       => sciaenid fish, sciaenid -- (widely distributed family of carnivorous percoid fishes having a large air bladder used to produce sound)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb drum

3 senses of drum

Sense 1
drum, beat, thrum -- (make a rhythmic sound; "Rain drummed against the windshield"; "The drums beat all night")
       => sound, go -- (make a certain noise or sound; "She went `Mmmmm'"; "The gun went `bang'")

Sense 2
drum -- (play a percussion instrument)
       => play -- (perform music on (a musical instrument); "He plays the flute"; "Can you play on this old recorder?")

Sense 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")
       => study, hit the books -- (learn by reading books; "He is studying geology in his room"; "I have an exam next week; I must hit the books now")

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