Definitions of drill

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