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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Drill  \Drill\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Drilled};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Drilling}.]  [D.  drillen  to  bore,  drill  (soldiers);  probably 
  akin  to  AS  pyrlian  pyrelian  to  pierce.  See  {Thrill}.] 
  1.  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. 
 
  2.  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. 
 
  He  [Frederic  the  Great]  drilled  his  people,  as  he 
  drilled  his  grenadiers.  --  Macaulay. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Drilling  \Drill"ing\,  n. 
  1.  The  act  of  piercing  with  a  drill. 
 
  2.  A  training  by  repeated  exercises. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Drilling  \Drill"ing\,  n. 
  The  act  of  using  a  drill  in  sowing  seeds. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Drilling  \Drill"ing\,  n.  [G.  drillich  fr  L.  trilix  having 
  three  threads,  fr  the  of  tres  three  +  licium  a  thread  of  the 
  warm.  See  {Three},  and  cf  {Twill}.]  (Manuf.) 
  A  heavy,  twilled  fabric  of  linen  or  cotton. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  drilling 
  n  1:  the  act  of  drilling  [syn:  {boring}] 
  2:  the  act  of  drilling  a  hole  in  the  earth  in  the  hope  of 
  producing  petroleum  [syn:  {boring},  {oil  production}] 




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