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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

Wiktionary

  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

    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. Drilling(noun)

    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. Drilling(noun)

    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. Drilling(noun)

    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. Drilling(noun)

    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. John Williams:

    We could see some drilling in the second half of 2017 but they still have to determine whether there are reserves that can be extracted economically and it would likely be 2018 at the earliest before a decision to move into full production would be taken.

  2. Aaron Weiss:

    In every shutdown prior, the Interior Department actually shuts down, and approving oil and gas drilling permits is not an essential government function, there's no reason these permits couldn't have waited until after the shutdown, but( Bernhardt) wanted to get them out the door anyway.

  3. Erling Santi:

    We've already got the winning lottery ticket by living in Norway. We shouldn't want to be even richer, Oil drilling could drive the fish away.

  4. Royal Dutch Shell on Thursday:

    There are no drilling activities at Brutus, and this is not a well control incident.

  5. Anish Kapadia:

    This year people are drilling a lot less as exploration spending has fallen sharply, so companies are focusing on higher quality projects.

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