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
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
Origin: [Usually in pl.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
dril, v.t. to bore, pierce: to make with a drill: to exercise soldiers, pupils, &c.—to sow seeds, &c., in rows.—n. an instrument for boring stone, metal, teeth, or hard substances (not wood), actuated by a kind of bow, by a brace, or otherwise: a large boring instrument used in mining: a ridge with seed or growing plants on it (turnips, potatoes, &c.): the plants in such a row: the machine for sowing the seed in drill-husbandry.—ns. Drill′-bar′row, a grain-drill driven by hand; Drill′-har′row, a harrow for working between drills; Drill′-hus′bandry, the method of sowing seed in drills or rows; Drill′ing-machine′, Drill′ing-lathe, Drill′-press, machines for boring with a drill or drills; Drill′-mas′ter, one who teaches drill, one who trains in anything, esp. in a mechanical manner; Drill′-plough, a plough for sowing grain in drills; Drill′-ser′geant, a sergeant who drills soldiers. [Prob. borrowed from Dut. drillen, to bore; dril, drille, a borer.]
dril, n. a species of baboon found in Western Africa, resembling the mandrill, but smaller. [A contr. of mandrill.]
A type of device, piece of equipment or tool created and designed in various colors, materials, mechanisms, shapes, sizes and styles and used for a variety of purposes according to the design.
There are a variety of drills e.g. household tools and those of a variety of designs and purposes used in the building, construction, gas and oil industries.
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British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'Drill' in Nouns Frequency: #2925
Rank popularity for the word 'Drill' in Verbs Frequency: #1062
The numerical value of Drill in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of Drill in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Some places are simply too special to drill.
It's an area that is oil-rich with little gas and it's cheap to drill.
There's a lot of drill and practice and just incredibly dull teaching.
I said, this is not a drill, this is not a joke, i need you here as fast as I can.
We just don't have the cash flow and the margins to drill enough wells to grow the business.
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Translations for Drill
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- тренировка, бургия, пробивам, обучавам се, строева подготовка, свредел, мандрил, габардин, бормашина, обучавам, сондирам, тренирамBulgarian
- foradar, perforarCatalan, Valencian
- vrtačka, vrtatCzech
- bor, dril, boreDanish
- Drill, bohren, schleifen, drillen, Bohrer, BohrmaschineGerman
- δράπανο, άσκηση, τρυπώ, εκπαιδεύω, γυμνάσιοGreek
- taladro, dril, simulacro, perforar, entrenar, taladradora, repetición, repetir, averiguarSpanish
- drillima, trell, trellpuurEstonian
- harjoitella, harjoittaa, ''Urosalpinx'', äkseerätä, teroittaa, pamauttaa, porata, suodattaa, viekoitella, pora, drilli, istukka, vako, harjoitus, harjoite, noro, harjoituttaa, tähdentää, porautua, [[kylvää]] [[vakoon]], kylvää [[riviin]], kuluttaaFinnish
- rabâcher, approfondir, foreuse, drill, coutil, perceuse, exercice, entraînement, percer, entraîner, chignole, forerFrench
- מקדחה, קדח, תרגלHebrew
- fúrógép, gyakorlatozás, gyakorlatozik, besulykol, fúrHungarian
- trivellare, crivellare, scavare, esercitazione, punta, perforare, addestrare, addestrarsi, esercitare, esercitarsi, inculcare, trapano, trapanareItalian
- ドリル, 訓練Japanese
- terebra, transfigereLatin
- hōrete, niho, ore, tūwiri, wiriMāori
- trapan, driller, goljaMaltese
- instampen, drillen, blokken, graven, borenDutch
- bor, drill, drille, terpe, bore, dypdykkeNorwegian
- wiertarka, wiertłoPolish
- furar, furadeira, perfurar, treinar, treinoPortuguese
- burghiu, sfredel, gauriRomanian
- дрель, дрил, тик, бормашина, сверли́ть, бури́ть, бур, муштра, обучать, строевая подготовка, вдалбливать, вдолбить, копать, бурав, коловорот, сверло, пёрка, муштровать, тренировать, тренировка, тренироваться, обучаться, копнутьRussian
- бушилица, bušilicaSerbo-Croatian
- vrtati, vrtalnik, izvrtatiSlovene
- borrsväng, borra, träna, drilla, undersöka, borr, borrmaskin, drill, nötaSwedish
- thực hànhVietnamese
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