What does Drill mean?

Definitions for Drill
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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Drill.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. drill(noun)

    a tool with a sharp point and cutting edges for making holes in hard materials (usually rotating rapidly or by repeated blows)

  2. drill, Mandrillus leucophaeus(noun)

    similar to the mandrill but smaller and less brightly colored

  3. exercise, practice, drill, practice session, recitation(noun)

    systematic training by multiple repetitions

    "practice makes perfect"

  4. drill(verb)

    (military) the training of soldiers to march (as in ceremonial parades) or to perform the manual of arms

  5. bore, drill(verb)

    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"

  6. drill(verb)

    train in the military, e.g., in the use of weapons

  7. drill, exercise, practice, practise(verb)

    learn by repetition

    "We drilled French verbs every day"; "Pianists practice scales"

  8. drill(verb)

    teach by repetition

  9. drill(verb)

    undergo military training or do military exercises

Webster Dictionary

  1. Drill(verb)

    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

    Etymology: [Usually in pl.]

  2. Drill(verb)

    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

    Etymology: [Usually in pl.]

  3. Drill(verb)

    to practice an exercise or exercises; to train one's self

    Etymology: [Usually in pl.]

  4. Drill(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [Usually in pl.]

  5. Drill(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [Usually in pl.]

  6. Drill(noun)

    any exercise, physical or mental, enforced with regularity and by constant repetition; as, a severe drill in Latin grammar

    Etymology: [Usually in pl.]

  7. Drill(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [Usually in pl.]

  8. Drill(verb)

    to cause to flow in drills or rills or by trickling; to drain by trickling; as, waters drilled through a sandy stratum

    Etymology: [Usually in pl.]

  9. Drill(verb)

    to sow, as seeds, by dribbling them along a furrow or in a row, like a trickling rill of water

    Etymology: [Usually in pl.]

  10. Drill(verb)

    to entice; to allure from step; to decoy; -- with on

    Etymology: [Usually in pl.]

  11. Drill(verb)

    to cause to slip or waste away by degrees

    Etymology: [Usually in pl.]

  12. Drill(verb)

    to trickle

    Etymology: [Usually in pl.]

  13. Drill(verb)

    to sow in drills

    Etymology: [Usually in pl.]

  14. Drill(noun)

    a small trickling stream; a rill

    Etymology: [Usually in pl.]

  15. Drill(noun)

    an implement for making holes for sowing seed, and sometimes so formed as to contain seeds and drop them into the hole made

    Etymology: [Usually in pl.]

  16. Drill(noun)

    a light furrow or channel made to put seed into sowing

    Etymology: [Usually in pl.]

  17. Drill(noun)

    a row of seed sown in a furrow

    Etymology: [Usually in pl.]

  18. Drill(noun)

    a large African baboon (Cynocephalus leucophaeus)

    Etymology: [Usually in pl.]

  19. Drill(noun)

    same as Drilling

    Etymology: [Usually in pl.]

Freebase

  1. Drill

    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

  1. Drill

    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.]

  2. Drill

    dril, n. a species of baboon found in Western Africa, resembling the mandrill, but smaller. [A contr. of mandrill.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. drill

    Systematized instruction in the practice of all military exercises.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. drill

    Is a general name for the exercises through which soldiers and sailors are passed, to qualify them for their duties. There are many varieties of drill,—that of the cavalry, infantry, and artillery,—all have different drills conformable to their different organizations.

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Drill' in Nouns Frequency: #2925

  2. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Drill' in Verbs Frequency: #1062

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Drill in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Drill in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Drill in a Sentence

  1. Ehud Barak:

    You're asking and demanding America to respect your sovereignty when making a decision to do it even if America objects and it's against her interests, you can't go in the opposite direction and force America in when they're here on a drill that was known ahead of time.

  2. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    11. Inspiration - this is absolutely amazing and very beautiful madness. 12. Creativity is like a butterfly flying, light wings of inspiration will help fly away beyond the limits of human understanding. 13. Brilliant inspiration comes by itself, namely, a heart-revelation that gives people insight. This is a very special state of mind. The special state of the creative person. 14. A creative person should make discoveries, not mixes and remixes. 15. Do not imitate, do not admire, but simply excel. 16. Shake reality with your creativity. 17. With each century, the imagination of creative people is becoming uglier and uglier, dumber and dumber. 18. Do not imitate, just dominate. 19. How amusing is this evolution of plagiarism. 20. Creative people try for us, only at the beginning of their careers. In the 20th century, there was more theater in the art of cinema. In the 21st there is more advertising, in the same century, music becomes poorer, the richness of sounds gradually decreases, and the number of lazy patterns increases, and painting becomes meaningless and not aesthetic. But everyone is trying to convince you of the opposite, they say they are authorities, and your opinion does not mean anything. 21. Creativity is an alternative universe. 22. Do not break the balance between idea and quality. Since quality is a beautiful density, the pleasure of misunderstanding, because the idea is drowning in quality, and people can not understand your creative work. Whereas a noble idea is a truth that makes everything transparent, and passes through us and gives us genuine pleasure and inspiration from the catharsis of insight. 23. Pride and vanity confuse science and art. 24. 1. Scientific research is at an impasse, because one scientific researcher, by virtue of his pride, will never agree with the opinion of his colleague from the same field of science. Even the most intellectually developed person does not see the whole truth, he only assumes that is (theories and hypotheses), assumption and endless variations of interpretation speak of ignorance. Many researchers have stopped discovering anything really important, they only rephrase the scientific work of each other. The thirst to see and know what really is, and not what you want to see, this is science. 2. What is a library is a collection of opinions, reading any book, throughout the book you are told about the same idea, consisting of only one sentence or phrase. No matter how much you read, it is important how much you understand. 25. 1. Psychology is hacking designed to learn how to manage people. 2. Psychology is a giant drill. 26. Never trust science. Believe the facts, what the teleportator and the time machine show. 27. Fate controls a person using a game joystick. 28. Human thinking is a hierarchy of feelings and emotions, from the darkest and lowest to the lightest and highest. 29. The evil comedy of life is that every new person is a new crack in your psyche. 30. The reading person is a brain eater. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  3. Jeff Smith:

    I'd view aircraft carrier participation in this year's drill as yet another signal from the Modi government that it was shedding the (previous) government's anxiety about a more overt balancing posture toward China and a more robust strategic embrace of the U.S. and Japan.

  4. Scott Sheffield:

    We just don't have the cash flow and the margins to drill enough wells to grow the business.

  5. Chief Executive Jim Volker:

    We will still drill 265 wells and we're confident in their returns at current even $50 oil prices.

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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
  • درلPersian
  • 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
  • drilleyManx
  • מקדחה, קדח, תרגלHebrew
  • fúrógép, gyakorlatozás, gyakorlatozik, besulykol, fúrHungarian
  • borIcelandic
  • trivellare, crivellare, scavare, esercitazione, punta, perforare, addestrare, addestrarsi, esercitare, esercitarsi, inculcare, trapano, trapanareItalian
  • ドリル, 訓練Japanese
  • ბურღიGeorgian
  • terebra, transfigereLatin
  • urbtLatvian
  • hōrete, niho, ore, tūwiri, wiriMāori
  • latihanMalay
  • 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
  • turjelëAlbanian
  • borrsväng, borra, träna, drilla, undersöka, borr, borrmaskin, drill, nötaSwedish
  • kwataSwahili
  • thực hànhVietnamese

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