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drill 1

 (drĭl)
n.
1.
a. An implement with cutting edges or a pointed end for boring holes in hard materials, usually by a rotating abrasion or repeated blows; a bit.
b. The hand-operated or hand-powered holder for this implement.
c. A loud, harsh noise made by or as if by a powered tool of this kind.
2.
a. Disciplined, repetitious exercise as a means of teaching and perfecting a skill or procedure.
b. A task or exercise for teaching a skill or procedure by repetition: conducted an air-raid drill; a drill for learning the multiplication tables.
3. The training of soldiers in marching and the manual of arms.
4. Any of various marine gastropod mollusks, chiefly of the genus Urosalpinx, that bore holes into the shells of bivalve mollusks. U. cinera is destructive to oysters.
v. drilled, drill·ing, drills
v.tr.
1.
a. To make a hole in (a hard material) with a drill: a bit for drilling masonry.
b. To make (a hole) with or as if with a drill: drills holes in trees with its chisellike bill.
2. To strike or hit sharply: The batter drilled a single through the infield.
3.
a. To instruct thoroughly by repetition in a skill or procedure: drill pupils in grammar.
b. To infuse knowledge of or skill in by repetitious instruction: drilled the correct spellings into the students' heads. See Synonyms at teach.
4. To train (soldiers) in marching and the manual of arms.
v.intr.
1. To make a hole with or as if with a drill.
2. To perform a training exercise.
Phrasal Verb:
drill down
To view data or other information at a more detailed level: business software that allows users to drill down from annual to monthly sales figures.

[Obsolete Dutch dril, from drillen, to bore, from Middle Dutch drillen; see terə- in Indo-European roots.]

drill′er n.

drill 2

 (drĭl)
n.
1. A shallow trench or furrow in which seeds are planted.
2. A row of planted seeds.
3. A machine or implement for planting seeds in holes or furrows.
tr.v. drilled, drill·ing, drills
1. To sow (seeds) in rows.
2. To plant (a field) in drills.

[Perhaps from drill, rill, from Middle English drille, sip.]

drill 3

 (drĭl)
n.
Durable cotton or linen twill of varying weights, generally used for work clothes.

[Short for drilling, alteration of German Drillich, from Middle High German drilich, threefold, fabric woven with three threads, from Old High German drilīh, alteration (influenced by drī, three, -līh, adj. suff.) of Latin trilīx, triple-twilled; see trellis.]

drill 4

 (drĭl)
n.
A large monkey (Mandrillus leucophaeus) of west-central African forests, having an olive brown body and a brightly colored face and resembling the mandrill.

[Possibly of West African origin.]

drill

(drɪl)
n
1. (Tools) a rotating tool that is inserted into a drilling machine or tool for boring cylindrical holes
2. (Tools) a hand tool, either manually or electrically operated, for drilling holes
3. (Military) military
a. training in procedures or movements, as for ceremonial parades or the use of weapons
b. (as modifier): drill hall.
4. (Education) strict and often repetitious training or exercises used as a method of teaching
5. informal correct procedure or routine
6. (Animals) a marine gastropod mollusc, Urosalpinx cinera, closely related to the whelk, that preys on oysters
vb
7. (Tools) to pierce, bore, or cut (a hole) in (material) with or as if with a drill: to drill a hole; to drill metal.
8. (Military) to instruct or be instructed in military procedures or movements
9. (Education) (tr) to teach by rigorous exercises or training
10. (General Sporting Terms) (tr) informal to hit (a ball) in a straight line at great speed
11. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) (tr) informal to riddle with bullets
[C17: from Middle Dutch drillen; related to Old High German drāen to turn]
ˈdrillable adj
ˈdriller n

drill

(drɪl)
n
1. (Agriculture) a machine for planting seeds in rows or depositing fertilizer
2. (Horticulture) a small furrow in which seeds are sown
3. (Agriculture) a row of seeds planted using a drill
vb
(Agriculture) to plant (seeds) by means of a drill
[C18: of uncertain origin; compare German Rille furrow]
ˈdriller n

drill

(drɪl) or

drilling

n
(Textiles) a hard-wearing twill-weave cotton cloth, used for uniforms, etc
[C18: variant of German Drillich, from Latin trilīx, from tri- + līcium thread]

drill

(drɪl)
n
(Animals) an Old World monkey, Mandrillus leucophaeus, of W Africa, related to the mandrill but smaller and less brightly coloured
[C17: from a West African word; compare mandrill]

drill1

(drɪl)

n.
1.
a. a shaftlike tool with two or more cutting edges for making holes in firm materials, esp. by rotation.
b. a tool, esp. a hand tool, for holding and operating such a tool.
2. Mil.
a. training in formal marching or other precise military or naval movements.
b. an exercise in such training.
3.
a. any practice or exercise in marching.
b. any strict, methodical, repetitive, or mechanical training, instruction, or exercise: a spelling drill.
4. the correct or customary manner of proceeding.
5. a gastropod mollusk, Urosalpinx cinera, that bores holes in bivalves.
v.t.
6. to pierce or bore a hole in (something); penetrate or excavate with a drill.
7. to make (a hole) by boring.
8.
a. to instruct and exercise (military trainees) in formation marching, in the carrying and handling of arms, etc.
b. to train or rehearse (any group) in formation marching.
9. to impart (knowledge) by strict discipline or repetition.
10. to train or rehearse (a person or group) in a subject, discipline, etc., by guided repetition, quizzing, and other techniques.
v.i.
11. to pierce, bore, or excavate something with or as if with a drill.
12. to penetrate deeply beneath the ground or the sea floor with specialized machinery to search for deposits or reservoirs of a natural substance: to drill for oil.
13. to go through exercise in military or other training.
[1605–15; < Dutch dril (n.), drillen (v.)]
drill′er, n.

drill2

(drɪl)

n.
1. a small furrow made in the soil in which to sow seeds.
2. a row of seeds or plants thus sown.
3. a machine for sowing in rows and for covering the seeds when sown.
v.t.
4. to sow (seed) in drills.
5. to sow or plant (soil, a plot of ground, etc.) in drills.
v.i.
6. to sow seed in drills.
[1720–30; of uncertain orig.]

drill3

(drɪl)

n.
a strong twilled cotton fabric.
[1735–45; short for drilling2]

drill4

(drɪl)

n.
a large baboon, Mandrillus leucophaeus, of W Africa, smaller and less brightly colored than the closely related mandrill.
[1635–45; of obscure orig.; compare mandrill]

drill


Past participle: drilled
Gerund: drilling

Imperative
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Present
I drill
you drill
he/she/it drills
we drill
you drill
they drill
Preterite
I drilled
you drilled
he/she/it drilled
we drilled
you drilled
they drilled
Present Continuous
I am drilling
you are drilling
he/she/it is drilling
we are drilling
you are drilling
they are drilling
Present Perfect
I have drilled
you have drilled
he/she/it has drilled
we have drilled
you have drilled
they have drilled
Past Continuous
I was drilling
you were drilling
he/she/it was drilling
we were drilling
you were drilling
they were drilling
Past Perfect
I had drilled
you had drilled
he/she/it had drilled
we had drilled
you had drilled
they had drilled
Future
I will drill
you will drill
he/she/it will drill
we will drill
you will drill
they will drill
Future Perfect
I will have drilled
you will have drilled
he/she/it will have drilled
we will have drilled
you will have drilled
they will have drilled
Future Continuous
I will be drilling
you will be drilling
he/she/it will be drilling
we will be drilling
you will be drilling
they will be drilling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been drilling
you have been drilling
he/she/it has been drilling
we have been drilling
you have been drilling
they have been drilling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been drilling
you will have been drilling
he/she/it will have been drilling
we will have been drilling
you will have been drilling
they will have been drilling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been drilling
you had been drilling
he/she/it had been drilling
we had been drilling
you had been drilling
they had been drilling
Conditional
I would drill
you would drill
he/she/it would drill
we would drill
you would drill
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Past Conditional
I would have drilled
you would have drilled
he/she/it would have drilled
we would have drilled
you would have drilled
they would have drilled

drill

A method of sowing seed in rows in well prepared soil by creating a narrow furrow using the corner of a hoe or other tool and sowing seed thinly in the bottom of the furrow.

Grain Drill

An implement for planting small-grain seed. Several streams of seed are dropped down separate tubes into narrow individual furrows made by small shovels or discs just ahead of the seed tubes. The name “drill” originated from these streams of seed and an old meaning of the word, drill, which was “to trickle or dribble.” Drill sizes varied from one-horse models through the two-horse size up to four- and six-horse models that could plant about twelve feet at a time. The drill dates back in crude form to at least 1600 a.d. and was introduced into the U.S. from England around 1840.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.drill - a tool with a sharp point and cutting edges for making holes in hard materials (usually rotating rapidly or by repeated blows)drill - a tool with a sharp point and cutting edges for making holes in hard materials (usually rotating rapidly or by repeated blows)
screw auger, wimble, auger, gimlet - hand tool for boring holes
bit - the cutting part of a drill; usually pointed and threaded and is replaceable in a brace or bitstock or drill press; "he looked around for the right size bit"
bore bit, borer, rock drill, stone drill - a drill for penetrating rock
brace and bit - a drill consisting of a bit and a brace to hold and turn it
breast drill - a portable drill with a plate that is pressed against the chest to force the drill point into the work
chuck - a holding device consisting of adjustable jaws that center a workpiece in a lathe or center a tool in a drill
core drill - a drill that removes a cylindrical core from the drill hole
burr drill, dentist's drill - a high speed drill that dentists use to cut into teeth
hand drill, handheld drill - a small portable drill held and operated by hand
power drill - a power tool for drilling holes into hard materials
reamer - a drill that is used to shape or enlarge holes
tool - an implement used in the practice of a vocation
trepan - a drill for cutting circular holes around a center
2.drill - similar to the mandrill but smaller and less brightly coloreddrill - similar to the mandrill but smaller and less brightly colored
baboon - large terrestrial monkeys having doglike muzzles
3.drill - systematic training by multiple repetitions; "practice makes perfect"
grooming, training, preparation - activity leading to skilled behavior
fire drill - an exercise intended to train people in duties and escape procedures to be followed in case of fire
manual of arms, manual - (military) a prescribed drill in handling a rifle
military drill - training in marching and the use of weapons
rehearsal - (psychology) a form of practice; repetition of information (silently or aloud) in order to keep it in short-term memory
dry run, rehearsal - a practice session in preparation for a public performance (as of a play or speech or concert); "he missed too many rehearsals"; "a rehearsal will be held the day before the wedding"
brushup, review - practice intended to polish performance or refresh the memory
scrimmage - (American football) practice play between a football team's squads
shadowboxing - sparring with an imaginary opponent (for exercise or training)
target practice - practice in shooting at targets
4.drill - (military) the training of soldiers to march (as in ceremonial parades) or to perform the manual of arms
grooming, training, preparation - activity leading to skilled behavior
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
Verb1.drill - make a hole, especially 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"; "carpenter bees are boring holes into the wall"
spud - initiate drilling operations, as for petroleum; "The well was spudded in April"
counter-drill - drill in an opposite direction
trepan - cut a hole with a trepan, as in surgery
cut - separate with or as if with an instrument; "Cut the rope"
2.drill - train in the military, e.g., in the use of weapons
train, educate, prepare, develop - create by training and teaching; "The old master is training world-class violinists"; "we develop the leaders for the future"
3.drill - learn by repetition; "We drilled French verbs every day"; "Pianists practice scales"
learn, study, read, take - be a student of a certain subject; "She is reading for the bar exam"
4.drill - teach by repetition
beat in, drill in, hammer in, ram down - teach by drills and repetition
inculcate, infuse, instill - teach and impress by frequent repetitions or admonitions; "inculcate values into the young generation"
instruct, teach, learn - impart skills or knowledge to; "I taught them French"; "He instructed me in building a boat"
5.drill - undergo military training or do military exercises
train, prepare - undergo training or instruction in preparation for a particular role, function, or profession; "She is training to be a teacher"; "He trained as a legal aid"

drill

noun
1. bit, borer, brace, gimlet, rotary tool, boring tool pneumatic drills
2. training, exercise, work-out, discipline, instruction, preparation, repetition, square-bashing (informal) A local army base teaches them military drill.
verb
1. bore, pierce, penetrate, sink in, puncture, perforate I drilled five holes at equal distance.
2. train, coach, teach, exercise, discipline, practise, instruct, rehearse He drills the choir to a high standard.
3. drive, hammer, drum, din, instil, indoctrinate These were lessons drilled into him by his Grandpa.

drill

noun
Repetition of an action so as to develop or maintain one's skill:
verb
1. To subject to or engage in forms of exertion in order to train, strengthen, or condition:
2. To instruct in a body of doctrine or belief:
3. To fix (an idea, for example) in someone's mind by reemphasis and repetition:
Translations
مِثْقَبيَتَدَرَّبيَثْقُبيَثْقُبُتَدْريب، تَمْرين
vrtačkavrtatvýcvikvrtákcvičení
borboreboremaskineeksercereeksercits
poraporataporanteräharjoitellaharjoitus
bušilicabušiti
gyakorlatozásgyakorlatozikkatonai gyakorlatbesulykolfúr
æfaboraborvél, borheræfing
ドリル穴をあける
...에 구멍을 뚫다드릴
grąžtasgręžtimuštruotipratimaitreniruotė
apmācībaapmācītierindas mācībatrenēttrenēties
vŕtať
svedervrtati
borrborra
เจาะสว่าน
delmekmatkapsondaj âletisondaj yapmaktalim
khoanmáy khoanthực hành

drill

1 [drɪl]
A. N
1. (for wood, metal) → taladradora f, taladro m; (= bit) → broca f (Min) (for oil etc) → barrena f, perforadora f; (= dentist's drill) → fresa f; (= pneumatic drill) → martillo m neumático
2. (Agr) (= furrow) → surco m; (= machine) → sembradora f
B. VT [+ wood, road] → taladrar, perforar; [+ tooth] → agujerear; [+ oil well] → perforar (Agr) → sembrar con sembradora
he drilled a hole in the wallhizo or taladró un agujero en la pared
C. VIperforar (for en busca de)

drill

2 [drɪl]
A. N (= exercises) (Mil) → instrucción f (Scol) → ejercicios mpl
fire drillsimulacro m de incendio
you all know the drilltodos sabéis lo que hay que hacer
what's the drill?¿qué es lo que tenemos que hacer?
B. VT [+ soldiers] → ejercitar
to drill pupils in grammarhacer ejercicios de gramática con los alumnos
to drill good manners into a childenseñar buenos modales a un niño
I had it drilled into me as a boyme lo inculcaron de niño
C. VI (Mil) → hacer instrucción

drill

3 [drɪl] N (= fabric) → dril m

drill

[ˈdrɪl]
n
(= tool) (also electric drill) → perceuse f électrique (also pneumatic drill) → marteau-piqueur m
(= bit) → foret m
[dentist] → roulette f, fraise f
(MILITARY)exercice m
(to prepare for emergency)exercice m
(= language practice) → exercice m de répétition
vt
(= bore) [+ hole] → percer
[+ soldiers] → faire faire l'exercice à
[+ pupils] (in grammar)faire faire des exercices à
(= train) [+ singers, musicians] → faire répéter
vi
(for oil)faire un forage, faire des forages
to drill for sth [+ oil, gas] → forer pour extraire qch
(with electric drill)percer
to drill into sth [+ wall, floor, ground] (with electric or pneumatic drill)percer dans qch

drill

:
drill bit
nBit nt, → Bohrspitze f
drilldriver, drill driver
nBohrschrauber m
drill ground

drill

1
n (for metal, wood, oil, dentist’s) → Bohrer m
vtbohren; teethanbohren
vibohren; to drill for oilnach Öl bohren; have they started drilling yet?haben sie schon mit den Bohrungen angefangen?

drill

2
n
no pl (esp Mil, also fig) → Drill m; (= marching etc)Exerzieren nt; we get drill every morningjeden Morgen müssen wir exerzieren
(in grammar etc) → Drillübung f; pattern drillPatterndrill m
(inf: = procedure) they went through the drillsie übten den Ablauf; they all knew the drillsie wussten alle, was sie tun mussten; he doesn’t know the driller weiß nicht, wie der Laden läuft (inf)or wie die Sache angefasst werden muss
vt
soldiersdrillen; (in marching etc) → exerzieren
to drill pupils in grammarmit den Schülern Grammatik pauken
manners were drilled into me as a childman hat mir als Kind gute Manieren eingedrillt (inf); I drilled into him that …ich habe es ihm eingebläut, dass … (inf)
vi (Mil) → gedrillt werden; (marching etc) → exerzieren

drill

3 (Agr)
n
(= furrow)Furche f
(= machine)Drillmaschine f
vtdrillen

drill

4
n (Tex) → Drillich m

drill

1 [drɪl]
1. n (for wood, metal, dentist's drill) → trapano; (in mine, quarry) → perforatrice f; (in oilfield) → trivella; (pneumatic drill) → martello pneumatico
2. vt (wood etc) → forare, trapanare; (tooth) → trapanare; (oil well) → trivellare, scavare
3. vi to drill (for)fare trivellazioni (alla ricerca di)

drill

2 [drɪl]
1. n (Scol) (exercises) → esercizi mpl (Mil) → esercitazione f
2. vt (soldiers) → esercitare, addestrare; (pupils, in grammar) → fare esercitare, far fare esercizi a
to drill good manners into a child → fare entrare la buona educazione in testa a un bambino
3. vi (Mil) → fare esercitazioni

drill

(dril) verb
1. to make (a hole) with a drill. He drilled holes in the wood; to drill for oil.
2. (of soldiers etc) to exercise or be exercised. The soldiers drilled every morning.
noun
1. a tool for making holes. a hand-drill; an electric drill.
2. exercise or practice, especially of soldiers. We do half-an-hour of drill after tea.

drill

مِثْقَب, يَثْقُبُ vrtačka, vrtat bor, bore bohren, Bohrer τρυπάνι, τρυπώ taladrar, taladro pora, porata percer, perceuse bušilica, bušiti trapanare, trapano ドリル, 穴をあける ...에 구멍을 뚫다, 드릴 boor, boren drill, drille wiertło, wywiercać broca, furadeira, furar дрель, сверлить borr, borra เจาะ, สว่าน delmek, matkap khoan, máy khoan 电钻,

drill

n. taladro; [dentistry] fresa.

drill

(dent) n torno, taladro; vt perforar
References in classic literature ?
It was excellent drill for their memories, a harmless amusement, and employed many hours which otherwise would have been idle, lonely, or spent in less profitable society.
We used to put my cadet cap on his head--I had to take military drill at the university-- and give him a yard-measure to hold with his front leg.
heads up', and all that; but you would not take much credit for your drill if all your men had their heads tied to a backboard
And we shall organize them, we shall drill them, we shall marshal them for the victory
After the drill had gone on a little while, I said:
She rode the drill every day, like any soldier; and she could take the bugle and direct the evolutions herself.
If you keep doing it every day as regularly as soldiers go through drill we shall see what will happen and find out if the experiment succeeds.
Marrable secured the services of a respectable professional person to drill the young ladies and gentlemen, and to accept all the other responsibilities incidental to creating a dramatic world out of a domestic chaos.
A face habitually suppressed and quieted, was still lighted up under the quaint wig by a pair of moist bright eyes that it must have cost their owner, in years gone by, some pains to drill to the composed and reserved expression of Tellson's Bank.
In process of time, thanks to his intimate knowledge of drill and musketry exercise, the excellent Mulcahy, wearing the corporal's stripe, went out in a troopship and joined Her Majesty's Royal Loyal Musketeers, commonly known as the "Mavericks," because they were masterless and unbranded cattle - sons of small farmers in County Clare, shoeless vagabonds of Kerry, herders of Ballyvegan, much wanted "moonlighters" from the bare rainy headlands of the south coast, officered by O'Mores, Bradys, Hills, Kilreas, and the like.
There’s no rason to be thinking that the soldiers were used to the drill.
There was nothing in his composition to which drill and routine appealed.