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drill

play
verb \ˈdril\

Definition of drill

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to fix something in the mind or habit pattern of by repetitive instruction <drill pupils in spelling> b :  to impart or communicate by repetition c :  to train or exercise in military drill

  3. 2 a (1) :  to bore or drive a hole in (2) :  to make by piercing action <drill a hole> b :  to shoot with or as if with a gun c (1) :  to propel (as a ball) with force or accuracy <drilled a single to right field> (2) :  to hit with force <drilled the batter with the first pitch>

  4. intransitive verb
  5. 1 :  to make a hole with a drill

  6. 2 :  to engage in an exercise

drillability

play \ˌdri-lə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

drillable

play \-lə-bəl\ adjective

driller

play \ˈdri-lər\ noun


Origin and Etymology of drill

Dutch drillen


First Known Use: 1619


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drill

noun

Definition of drill

  1. 1 :  an instrument with an edged or pointed end for making holes in hard substances by revolving or by a succession of blows; also :  a machine for operating such an instrument

  2. 2 :  the act or exercise of training soldiers in marching and in executing prescribed movements with a weapon

  3. 3 a :  a physical or mental exercise aimed at perfecting facility and skill especially by regular practice b :  a formal exercise by a team of marchers c :  the approved, correct, or usual procedure for accomplishing something :  routine

  4. 4 a :  a marine snail (Urosalpinx cinerea) destructive to oysters by boring through their shells and feeding on the soft parts b :  any of several mollusks related to the drill

  5. 5 :  a drilling sound



1611

First Known Use of drill

1611

Other Hardware Terms


3

drill

noun

Definition of drill

  1. :  a western African baboon (Mandrillus leucophaeus syn. Papio leucophaeus) having a black face and brown coat and closely related to the typical mandrills



Origin and Etymology of drill

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1644


4

drill

noun

Definition of drill

  1. 1 a :  a shallow furrow or trench into which seed is sown b :  a row of seed sown in such a furrow

  2. 2 :  a planting implement that makes holes or furrows, drops in the seed and sometimes fertilizer, and covers them with earth



Origin and Etymology of drill

perhaps from drill small stream, from obsolete drill to trickle, drip


First Known Use: 1727

Other Agriculture/Gardening Terms


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drill

verb

Definition of drill

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to sow (seeds) by dropping along a shallow furrow

  3. 2 a :  to sow with seed or set with seedlings inserted in drills b :  to distribute seed or fertilizer in by means of a drill



Circa 1740

First Known Use of drill

circa 1740

Other Agriculture/Gardening Terms


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drill

noun

Definition of drill

  1. :  a durable cotton twilled fabric



Origin and Etymology of drill

short for drilling


First Known Use: 1743



DRILL Defined for Kids

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drill

play
verb \ˈdril\

Definition of drill for Students

drilled

drilling

  1. 1 :  to make holes in with a drill

  2. 2 :  to teach by repeating a lesson or exercise again and again

driller

noun <an oil driller>



2

drill

play
noun

Definition of drill for Students

  1. 1 :  a tool for making holes in hard substances

  2. 2 :  the training of soldiers (as in marching)

  3. 3 :  instruction in a subject or physical training that is practiced repeatedly




3

drill

play
noun

Definition of drill for Students

  1. :  a special machine for making holes or furrows and planting seeds in them




4

drill

play
verb

Definition of drill for Students

drilled

drilling

  1. :  to sow seeds with or as if with a special machine




Medical Dictionary

1

drill

play
verb \ˈdril\

Medical Definition of drill

  1. :  to make a hole in with a drill <the dentist drilled the tooth for a filling>

  2. intransitive verb

  3. :  to make a hole with a drill <painless dental drilling>




2

drill

noun

Medical Definition of drill

  1. :  an instrument with an edged or pointed end for making holes in hard substances (as bones or teeth) by revolving





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