Definitions for Drilldrɪl
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a shaftlike tool with two or more cutting edges for making holes in firm materials, esp. by rotation. a tool, esp. a hand tool, for holding and operating such a tool.
Category: Building Trades, Machinery
Mil. training in formal marching or other precise military or naval movements. an exercise in such training.
any practice or exercise in marching. any strict, methodical, repetitive, or mechanical training, instruction, or exercise:
a spelling drill.
the correct or customary manner of proceeding.
a gastropod mollusk, Urosalpinx cinera, that bores holes in bivalves.
(v.t.)to pierce or bore a hole in (something); penetrate or excavate with a drill.
to make (a hole) by boring.
to instruct and exercise (military trainees) in formation marching, in the carrying and handling of arms, etc. to train or rehearse (any group) in formation marching.
to impart (knowledge) by strict discipline or repetition.
to train or rehearse (a person or group) in a subject, discipline, etc., by guided repetition, quizzing, and other techniques.
(v.i.)to pierce, bore, or excavate something with or as if with a drill.
Category: Building Trades
to penetrate deeply beneath the ground or the sea floor with specialized machinery to search for deposits or reservoirs of a natural substance:
to drill for oil.
to go through exercise in military or other training.
Origin of drill:
1605–15; < D dril (n.), drillen (v.)
a small furrow made in the soil in which to sow seeds.
a row of seeds or plants thus sown.
a machine for sowing in rows and for covering the seeds when sown.
(v.t.)to sow (seed) in drills.
to sow or plant (soil, a plot of ground, etc.) in drills.
(v.i.)to sow seed in drills.
Origin of drill:
1720–30; of uncert. orig.
a strong twilled cotton fabric.
Origin of drill:
1735–45; short for drilling2
a large baboon, Mandrillus leucophaeus, of W Africa, smaller and less brightly colored than the closely related mandrill.
Origin of drill:
1635–45; of obscure orig.; cf. mandrill
a tool with a sharp point and cutting edges for making holes in hard materials (usually rotating rapidly or by repeated blows)
drill, Mandrillus leucophaeus(noun)
similar to the mandrill but smaller and less brightly colored
exercise, practice, drill, practice session, recitation(noun)
systematic training by multiple repetitions
"practice makes perfect"
(military) the training of soldiers to march (as in ceremonial parades) or to perform the manual of arms
make a hole, especially with a pointed power or hand tool
"don't drill here, there's a gas pipe"; "drill a hole into the wall"; "drill for oil"; "carpenter bees are boring holes into the wall"
train in the military, e.g., in the use of weapons
drill, exercise, practice, practise(verb)
learn by repetition
"We drilled French verbs every day"; "Pianists practice scales"
teach by repetition
undergo military training or do military exercises
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a tool for making holes in sth
an electric drill
a situation in which you practice what to do in an emergency
a fire drill
a repeated exercise that teaches sth
to make a hole with a drill
to drill a hole in the floor
to train sb by using repeated exercises
a sergeant drilling his soldiers
to pierce or bore with a drill, or a with a drill; to perforate; as, to drill a hole into a rock; to drill a piece of metal
to train in the military art; to exercise diligently, as soldiers, in military evolutions and exercises; hence, to instruct thoroughly in the rudiments of any art or branch of knowledge; to discipline
to practice an exercise or exercises; to train one's self
an instrument with an edged or pointed end used for making holes in hard substances; strictly, a tool that cuts with its end, by revolving, as in drilling metals, or by a succession of blows, as in drilling stone; also, a drill press
the act or exercise of training soldiers in the military art, as in the manual of arms, in the execution of evolutions, and the like; hence, diligent and strict instruction and exercise in the rudiments and methods of any business; a kind or method of military exercises; as, infantry drill; battalion drill; artillery drill
any exercise, physical or mental, enforced with regularity and by constant repetition; as, a severe drill in Latin grammar
a marine gastropod, of several species, which kills oysters and other bivalves by drilling holes through the shell. The most destructive kind is Urosalpinx cinerea
to cause to flow in drills or rills or by trickling; to drain by trickling; as, waters drilled through a sandy stratum
to sow, as seeds, by dribbling them along a furrow or in a row, like a trickling rill of water
to entice; to allure from step; to decoy; -- with on
to cause to slip or waste away by degrees
to sow in drills
a small trickling stream; a rill
an implement for making holes for sowing seed, and sometimes so formed as to contain seeds and drop them into the hole made
a light furrow or channel made to put seed into sowing
a row of seed sown in a furrow
a large African baboon (Cynocephalus leucophaeus)
same as Drilling
A drill is a tool fitted with a cutting tool attachment or driving tool attachment, usually a drill bit or driver bit, used for drilling holes in various materials or fastening various materials together with the use of fasteners. The attachment is gripped by a chuck at one end of the drill and rotated while pressed against the target material. The tip, and sometimes edges, of the cutting tool does the work of cutting into the target material. This may be slicing off thin shavings, grinding off small particles, crushing and removing pieces of the workpiece, countersinking, counterboring, or other operations. Drills are commonly used in woodworking, metalworking, construction and do-it-yourself projects. Specially designed drills are also used in medicine, space missions and other applications. Drills are available with a wide variety of performance characteristics, such as power and capacity.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'Drill' in Nouns Frequency: #2925
Rank popularity for the word 'Drill' in Verbs Frequency: #1062
Translations for Drill
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a tool for making holes
a hand-drill; an electric drill.
- brocaPortuguese (BR)
- vrtačka, vrtákCzech
- der BohrerGerman
- bor; boremaskineDanish
- छेद करने वाली मशीनHindi
- borvél, borIcelandic
- matkap, sondajâletiTurkish
- 鑽孔器Chinese (Trad.)
- свердел; бурUkrainian
- نکیلا برماUrdu
- máy khoanVietnamese
- 钻孔器Chinese (Simp.)
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