International Standard Bible EncyclopediaDRUM
drum (tumpanon): This was the Hebrew toph, "tabret" or "timbrel," a hand-drum, consisting of a ring of wood or metal covered with a tightly drawn skin, with small pieces of metal hung around the rim, like a tambourine. It was raised in the one hand and struck with the other, usually by women, but sometimes also by men, at festivities and on occasions of rejoicing. See 1 Maccabees 9:39, the Revised Version (British and American) "timbrels."
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
) An instrument of percussion, consisting either of a hollow cylinder, over each end of which is stretched a piece of skin or vellum, to be beaten with a stick; or of a metallic hemisphere (kettledrum) with a single piece of skin to be so beaten; the common instrument for marking time in martial music; one of the pair of tympani in an orchestra, or cavalry band.
2. (n.) Anything resembling a drum in form
3. (n.) A sheet iron radiator, often in the shape of a drum, for warming an apartment by means of heat received from a stovepipe, or a cylindrical receiver for steam, etc.
4. (n.) A small cylindrical box in which figs, etc., are packed.
5. (n.) The tympanum of the ear; -- often, but incorrectly, applied to the tympanic membrane.
6. (n.) One of the cylindrical, or nearly cylindrical, blocks, of which the shaft of a column is composed; also, a vertical wall, whether circular or polygonal in plan, carrying a cupola or dome.
7. (n.) A cylinder on a revolving shaft, generally for the purpose of driving several pulleys, by means of belts or straps passing around its periphery; also, the barrel of a hoisting machine, on which the rope or chain is wound.
8. (n.) See Drumfish.
9. (n.) A noisy, tumultuous assembly of fashionable people at a private house; a rout.
10. (n.) A tea party; a kettledrum.
11. (v. i.) To beat a drum with sticks; to beat or play a tune on a drum.
12. (v. i.) To beat with the fingers, as with drumsticks; to beat with a rapid succession of strokes; to make a noise like that of a beaten drum; as, the ruffed grouse drums with his wings.
13. (v. i.) To throb, as the heart.
14. (v. i.) To go about, as a drummer does, to gather recruits, to draw or secure partisans, customers, etc,; -- with for.
15. (v. t.) To execute on a drum, as a tune.
16. (v. t.) (With out) To expel ignominiously, with beat of drum; as, to drum out a deserter or rogue from a camp, etc.
17. (v. t.) (With up) To assemble by, or as by, beat of drum; to collect; to gather or draw by solicitation; as, to drum up recruits; to drum up customers.
Strong's Hebrew8608. taphaph -- to sound the timbrel, beat...
taber, play with timbrels. A primitive root; to drum
, ie Play (as) on the tambourine --
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