The drones in a hive do no work, but fertilize the queen's eggs.
A drone bee can make no honey.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1
The army sent in some drones to do reconnaissance.
The insurgents claim to have downed two spy drones this week.
The soldiers surrendered themselves to a drone.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4
John heard the drone of the freeway traffic from the open window.
The drone of the engine lulled us to sleep.
Sally said the speech was an hour-long drone. (figurative)
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2
NOTE: a figurative extension of Sense 1
The neighbors describe him as a drone still living off his parents.
The woman complained about what a drone her husband had become.
WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 2
They felt like drones laboring in obscurity.
These men are just drones for the Emperor.
WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 4
The Scotsman pointed out the drone pipe to us on his bagpipe.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 5