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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How to say drill in sign language?

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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. Dakota Shrader:

    I was in the history hallway, and as soon as we heard the alarms, everybody just started leaving following the same procedure as...( a) practice fire drill, and next thing you know, we just hear... three gunshots, loud explosions, and all the teachers are telling us to run.

  2. Mike Breard:

    If you cut your budget 60 percent, you may drill 40 percent fewer wells and your production is going to drop a considerable amount.

  3. Chadwick Smith:

    I said, this is not a drill, this is not a joke, i need you here as fast as I can.

  4. Hillary Clinton:

    I don't think it is a necessary part of our overall clean energy climate change agenda, i will be talking about drilling in general but I am skeptical about whether we should give the go ahead to drill in the Arctic.

  5. Chief Executive Jim Volker:

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

Images & Illustrations of drill

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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
  • 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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