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Definitions for drilling
ˈdrɪl ɪŋdrilling

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. drilling, boringnoun

    the act of drilling

  2. boring, drilling, oil productionnoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. drillingnoun

    Act of drilling.

  2. drillingnoun

    A heavy, twilled fabric of linen or cotton; drill.

  3. drillingnoun

    A long firearm with three (or rarely, four) barrels.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Drilling

    of Drill

    Etymology: [G. drillich, fr. L. trilix having three threads, fr. the of tres three + licium a thread of the warm. See Three, and cf. Twill.]

  2. Drillingnoun

    the act of piercing with a drill

    Etymology: [G. drillich, fr. L. trilix having three threads, fr. the of tres three + licium a thread of the warm. See Three, and cf. Twill.]

  3. Drillingnoun

    a training by repeated exercises

    Etymology: [G. drillich, fr. L. trilix having three threads, fr. the of tres three + licium a thread of the warm. See Three, and cf. Twill.]

  4. Drillingnoun

    the act of using a drill in sowing seeds

    Etymology: [G. drillich, fr. L. trilix having three threads, fr. the of tres three + licium a thread of the warm. See Three, and cf. Twill.]

  5. Drillingnoun

    a heavy, twilled fabric of linen or cotton

    Etymology: [G. drillich, fr. L. trilix having three threads, fr. the of tres three + licium a thread of the warm. See Three, and cf. Twill.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Drilling

    dril′ing, n. stout twilled linen or cotton cloth.—Also Drill. [Ger. drillich, ticking—L. trilix, three-threaded; tres, three, licium, thread.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of drilling in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of drilling in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of drilling in a Sentence

  1. Salt Lake:

    The company's financial results, especially margins, will continue to be challenged by extremely competitive industry pricing for drilling services and by other factors.

  2. Nancy Mace:

    Democrats do a very good job of pulling on the emotional heartstrings of everyday Americans, they use extremism and scare tactics. It was President Trump in his last few months of his presidency, he banned drilling off the coast of South Carolina and Georgia and Florida because that’s what the states wanted and demanded.

  3. Diane Hoskins:

    Today's announcement is a major step backward in offshore drilling safety. Our government shouldn't be catering to the demands of the oil industry at the expense of our public and environmental safety, more drilling and less safety is a recipe for disaster.

  4. Olivier Jakob:

    The low oil prices are forcing a reduction of drilling rigs in the U.S. but also of budgets in oil-exporting countries, libya is already mostly out in terms of production. Libya and Yemen are getting closer to the day of outside military intervention.

  5. John Watson:

    We're drilling today in anticipation of what prices might be.

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