Drone vs Queen - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between drone and queen

is that drone is a male bee or wasp, which does not work but can fertilise the queen or drone can be a low-pitched hum or buzz while queen is a female monarch example: (queen victoria).

As verbs the difference between drone and queen

is that drone is to produce a low-pitched hum or buzz while queen is to make a queen.



(wikipedia drone)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) drone, from (etyl) . In sense "unmanned aircraft", due to early military UAVs dumbly flying on preset paths. Flying Robots 101: Everything You Need To Know About Drones, Kelsey D. Atherton, March 7, 2013


(en noun)
  • A male bee or wasp, which does not work but can fertilise the queen.
  • * Dryden
  • All with united force combine to drive / The lazy drones from the laborious hive.
  • Someone who doesn't work; a lazy person, an idler.
  • * 1624 , John Smith, Generall Historie , in Kupperman 1988, p. 117:
  • he that gathereth not every day as much as I doe, the next day shall be set beyond the river, and be banished from the Fort as a drone , till he amend his conditions or starve.
  • * Burton
  • By living as a drone , to be an unprofitable and unworthy member of so noble and learned a society.
  • A remotely controlled aircraft, an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV).
  • * {{quote-magazine, title=An internet of airborne things, date=2012-12-01, volume=405, issue=8813, page=3 (Technology Quarterly), magazine= citation
  • , passage=A farmer could place an order for a new tractor part by text message and pay for it by mobile money-transfer. A supplier many miles away would then take the part to the local matternet station for airborne dispatch via drone .}}
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-07, author= Ed Pilkington
  • , volume=188, issue=26, page=6, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= ‘Killer robots’ should be banned in advance, UN told , passage=In his submission to the UN, [Christof] Heyns points to the experience of drones . Unmanned aerial vehicles were intended initially only for surveillance, and their use for offensive purposes was prohibited, yet once strategists realised their perceived advantages as a means of carrying out targeted killings, all objections were swept out of the way.}}
    Strikes from drones take many innocent lives.
    Usage notes
    In sense "unmanned aircraft", primarily used informally of military aircraft or consumer radio controlled quadcopters, without precise definition.
    *Predator drone *Reaper drone
    See also
    * UAV

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) .


  • To produce a low-pitched hum or buzz.
  • To speak in a monotone way.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • A low-pitched hum or buzz.
  • * 1908 ,
  • He chanted as he flew and the car responded with sonorous drone .
  • (rft-sense) One who performs menial or tedious work; a drudge.
  • One of the fixed-pitch pipes on a bagpipe.
  • A genre of music similar to that of noise.
  • A humming or deep murmuring sound.
  • * Longfellow
  • The monotonous drone of the wheel.



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    (wikipedia queen)


    (en noun)
  • A female monarch. Example: (Queen Victoria)
  • The wife or widow of a king.
  • (chess) The most powerful piece, able to move any number of spaces horizontally, vertically, or diagonally.
  • (card games) A playing card with the picture of a queen on its face, the twelfth card in a given suit.
  • A powerful or forceful female person.
  • (derogatory, slang) An effeminate male homosexual. See drag queen.
  • A reproductive female animal in a hive, such as an ant, bee, termite or wasp.
  • An adult female cat valued for breeding. See also tom.
  • Synonyms

    * (female monarch) queen regnant * (wife of a king) queen consort

    Derived terms

    * drag queen * drama queen * ice queen * May Queen / queen of the May * prom queen * queencraft * queenhood * Queenie * queenlike * queenly * Queen of Sheba * Queen's English * queenship * requeen

    See also

    * *

    See also

    * czarina * duchess * emperor * empress * imperial * jack * king * kingdom * majesty * prince * princess * royal * royalty


  • To make a queen.
  • (obsolete) To act the part of a queen; to queen it.
  • (Shakespeare)
  • (chess) To promote a pawn, usually to a queen.
  • (BDSM, slang, transitive, of a female) To sit on the face of (a partner) to receive oral sex.
  • * 2000 , "Lorelei", The Mistress Manual: The Good Girl's Guide to Female Dominance
  • Try Queening him. Have him lie on his back while you sit on his face (make sure he has an airway through either his mouth or his nose).
  • * 2007 , Madelynne Ellis, Dark Designs
  • ...not Eloise, sat queening him. He couldn't wait to tip her velvet. He wanted to come, but not here, with these three. It was time to extract himself.
  • * 2012 , Yolanda Celbridge, The Castle of Maldona
  • She saw his pink tongue flickering on Clare's exposed nympha as she queened him, her love juices shining on his chin and throat