Definition of "drones" []

  • A male bee in a colony of social bees, whose sole function is to mate with the queen (noun)
  • A person who lives off the work of others (noun)
  • A pilotless radio-controlled aircraft (noun)
  • Plural form of drone. (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "drones" in a sentence
  • "Over the next decade, spending on drones is set to increase by 700 percent."
  • "This discussion of drones is valuable, but like the discussions of interrogation a few years ago it seems to miss the critical issue of purpose in determining what can bedone."
  • "Ignoring the large issue of whether or not the use of drones is legal, what about the important side issue of their use by civilians — CIA?"