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Definitions of drill

  1. To muster for exercise. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To sow in drills; to flow gently. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  3. To train, as soldiers. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  4. To plant in drills. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To cause to flow in drills or rills or by trickling; to drain by trickling; as, waters drilled through a sandy stratum. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To sow, as seeds, by dribbling them along a furrow or in a row, like a trickling rill of water. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To cause to slip or waste away by degrees. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To entice; to allure from step; to decoy; - with on. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To pierce with a boring tool; bore; instruct thoroughly; train; sow in lines or rows. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. To pierce through with a revolving borer (this implies tremor, and connects DRILL with THRILL). The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. To exercise, e.g. soldiers or pupils. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14. To sow in rows. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  15. To bore; exercise, as soldiers, or thoroughly; sow in drills. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  16. To practice an exercise or exercises; to train one's self. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. To trickle. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. To sow in drills. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. To engage in military exercises. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  20. undergo military training or do military exercises Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  21. teach by repetition Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  22. To pierce or bore with a drill; to draw on; to drain; to exhaust or waste slowly. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  23. To teach and train raw soldiers to their duty by frequent exercise; to teach by repeated exercise or repetition of acts. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  24. To sow grain in drills. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  25. To pierce or bore with a drill; to train to, as a soldier by military exercises; to educate by repeated acts. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  26. To let corn dribble along a furrow or channel like a trickling rill of water. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  27. a rotating power drill powered by an electric motor Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  28. (military) the training of soldiers to march (as in ceremonial parades) or to perform the manual of arms Wordnet Dictionary DB
  29. make a hole 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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  30. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  31. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  32. Any exercise, physical or mental, enforced with regularity and by constant repetition; as, a severe drill in Latin grammar. Webster Dictionary DB
  33. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  34. A small trickling stream; a rill. Webster Dictionary DB
  35. An implement for making holes for sowing seed, and sometimes so formed as to contain seeds and drop them into the hole made. Webster Dictionary DB
  36. A light furrow or channel made to put seed into sowing. Webster Dictionary DB
  37. A row of seed sown in a furrow. Webster Dictionary DB
  38. A large African baboon (Cynocephalus leucophaeus). Webster Dictionary DB
  39. Same as Drilling. Webster Dictionary DB
  40. A tool for boring or making holes in a hard substance; a machine for sowing seeds in rows; military exercise; thorough instruction, especially by means of frequent repetition. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  41. An instrument that bores. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  42. The exercising of soldiers. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  43. A row or furrow to put seed into in sowing. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  44. A tool for boring; military exercise; small furrows for seed. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  45. A boring - tool for metal. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  46. A machine for planting seeds in rows; a row so planted. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  47. Military training. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  48. A pointed instrument used for boring holes in metals or other hard substances. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  49. The act of drilling or training soldiers. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  50. An ape or baboon; a row of grain sowed by a drill-plough; a small stream now called a rill. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  51. A pointed instr. for boring holes; the act of training in military exercises. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  52. In agriculture, a row of grain or seed sown or planted in a furrow; the trench or channel so sown. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for drill

  1. A nice little company of soldiers would be just the thing; and I think your father would drill you once or twice to show you how-" " Dad drill me! – Sube Cane by Edward Bellamy Partridge
  2. In a speech delivered in Belfast, at the opening of a new drill hall, he asked and answered the question, " Why are we drilling?" – John Redmond's Last Years by Stephen Gwynn
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