What does drilling mean?

Definitions for drilling
ˈdrɪl ɪŋdrilling

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. drilling, boring(noun)

    the act of drilling

  2. boring, drilling, oil production(noun)

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


  1. drilling(Noun)

    Act of drilling.

  2. drilling(Noun)

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

  3. drilling(Noun)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Drilling

    of Drill

  2. Drilling(noun)

    the act of piercing with a drill

  3. Drilling(noun)

    a training by repeated exercises

  4. Drilling(noun)

    the act of using a drill in sowing seeds

  5. Drilling(noun)

    a heavy, twilled fabric of linen or cotton

  6. Origin: [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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  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. Jim Rebello:

    We had six drilling rigs in Iran that we never got back.

  2. John Watson:

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

  3. Leonid Fedun:

    Everyone will reduce production because everyone is reducing drilling.

  4. Jeff Sparks:

    If we're in the middle of drilling, we might end up with some uncompleted wells.

  5. Kyle Chapman:

    Demand is strong because it is not directly correlated to new wells and drilling.

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