Definitions for boringˈbɔr ɪŋ, ˈboʊr-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

bor•ingˈbɔr ɪŋ, ˈboʊr-(n.)

  1. the act or process of making or enlarging a hole. the hole so made.

    Category: Machinery

  2. borings, the chips, fragments, or dust produced in boring.

    Category: Machinery

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bor•ingˈbɔr ɪŋ, ˈboʊr-(adj.)

  1. causing or marked by boredom; tedious; tiresome.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. drilling, boring(noun)

    the act of drilling

  2. boring, drilling, oil production(adj)

    the act of drilling a hole in the earth in the hope of producing petroleum

  3. boring, deadening, dull, ho-hum, irksome, slow, tedious, tiresome, wearisome(adj)

    so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness

    "a boring evening with uninteresting people"; "the deadening effect of some routine tasks"; "a dull play"; "his competent but dull performance"; "a ho-hum speaker who couldn't capture their attention"; "what an irksome task the writing of long letters is"- Edmund Burke; "tedious days on the train"; "the tiresome chirping of a cricket"- Mark Twain; "other people's dreams are dreadfully wearisome"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. boring(adjective)ˈbɔr ɪŋ, ˈboʊr-

    not interesting

    Standing in line is so boring.; a boring book


  1. boring(Noun)

    A pit or hole which has been bored.

  2. boring(Adjective)

    That which incites boredom in a person.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Boring

    of Bore

  2. Boring(noun)

    the act or process of one who, or that which, bores; as, the boring of cannon; the boring of piles and ship timbers by certain marine mollusks

  3. Boring(noun)

    a hole made by boring

  4. Boring(noun)

    the chips or fragments made by boring


  1. Boring

    Boring is an unincorporated community located in Clackamas County, Oregon, United States, on Oregon Route 212. It is approximately eight miles south of Gresham and about the same distance from Clackamas, both suburbs of Portland. The town is roughly twenty-two miles southeast from downtown Portland.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'boring' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1767

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'boring' in Adjectives Frequency: #732

Anagrams of boring

  1. robing

  2. orbing

Translations for boring

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a boring job; This book is boring.

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