Definition of drum

  1. drum Noun A percussive musical instrument spanned with a thin covering on at least one end for striking, forming an acoustic chamber, affecting what materials are used to make it.
  2. drum Noun Any similar hollow, cylindrical object.
  3. drum Noun In particular, a barrel or large cylindrical container for liquid transport and storage.
  4. drum Noun A social gathering or assembly held in the evening.
  5. drum Noun The encircling wall that supports a dome or cupola
  6. drum Noun Any of the cylindrical blocks that make up the shaft of a pillar
  7. drum Verb ("music") To beat a drum.
  8. drum Verb To knock successively and playfully.
  9. drum Verb To drill or review in an attempt to establish memorization.
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