What does boring mean?

Definitions for boring
ˈbɔr ɪŋ, ˈboʊr-bor·ing

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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"

Wiktionary

  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

Freebase

  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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. boring

    In Arctic seas, the operation of forcing the ship through loose ice under a heavy press of sail; at least attempting the chance of advantage of cracks or openings in the pack.

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 for boring »

  1. robing

  2. orbing

How to pronounce boring?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of boring in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of boring in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of boring in a Sentence

  1. Chilean Carlos Espinoza:

    It’s an interesting idea, it makes waiting (for the bus) less boring, it’s an ingenious way of giving a city a soccer atmosphere.

  2. David Letterman:

    To me the fun of it would've just been boring people silly: 'Here we have a medium-shag burnt orange. ... Here we have the avocado.' I would have done that -- I would do that, if you can get me that carpet-sample book, I'll do that Monday.

  3. Anthony Wells:

    Leaflets and literature are the sort of things that change minds, and knocking on doors and talking to people is all about energizing people - getting the vote out and people to commit, it's not sexy, and it's the boring administrative stuff behind any election, but it matters.

  4. Ariel Muzicant:

    It reminds me of the economy and the industry of the Third Reich, i am glad to help you with my tunnel boring machines.

  5. Og Mandino:

    The victory of success is half won when one gains the habit of setting goals and achieving them. Even the most tedious chore will become endurable as you parade through each day convinced that every task, no matter how menial or boring, brings you closer to fulfilling your dreams.

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