HyperDic: drill

English > 9 senses of the word drill:
VERBcontactdrill, boremake a hole, especially with a pointed power or hand tool
cognitiondrilltrain in the military, e.g., in the use of weapons
cognitiondrill, exercise, practice, practiselearn by repetition
cognitiondrillteach by repetition
cognitiondrillundergo military training or do military exercises
NOUNartifactdrilla tool with a sharp point and cutting edges for making holes in hard materials (usually rotating rapidly or by repeated blows)
animaldrill, Mandrillus leucophaeussimilar to the mandrill but smaller and less brightly colored
actdrill, exercise, practice, practice session, recitationsystematic training by multiple repetitions
actdrill(military) the training of soldiers to march (as in ceremonial parades) or to perform the manual of arms
drill > pronunciation
Soundsdrih'l
RhymesAdvil ... zill: 103 rhymes with ihl...
English > drill: 9 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA tool with a sharp point and cutting edges for making holes in hard materials (usually rotating rapidly or by repeated blows).
PartsbitThe cutting part of a drill
chuckA holding device consisting of adjustable jaws that center a workpiece in a lathe or center a tool in a drill
Narrowerauger, gimlet, screw auger, wimblehand tool for boring holes
bore bit, borer, rock drill, stone drillA drill for penetrating rock / rock
brace and bitA drill consisting of a bit and a brace to hold and turn it
breast drillA portable drill with a plate that is pressed against the chest to force the drill point into the work
core drillA drill that removes a cylindrical core from the drill hole
dentist's drill, burr drillA high speed drill that dentists use to cut into teeth
hand drill, handheld drillA small portable drill held and operated by hand
power drillA power tool for drilling holes into hard materials
reamerA drill that is used to shape or enlarge holes
trepanA drill for cutting circular holes around a center
BroadertoolAn implement used in the practice of a vocation
Spanishtaladradora, taladro
Catalantrepant
Verbsdrillmake a hole, especially with a pointed power or hand tool
English > drill: 9 senses > noun 2, animal
MeaningSimilar to the mandrill but smaller and less brightly colored.
SynonymMandrillus leucophaeus
Broaderbaboonlarge terrestrial / terrestrial monkeys having doglike muzzles
Spanishdril
CatalanMandrillus leucophaeus
English > drill: 9 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningSystematic training by multiple repetitions.
Synonymsexercise, practice, practice session, recitation
Narrowerfire drillAn 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 drilltraining in marching and the use of weapons
rehearsal(psychology) a form of practice
rehearsal, dry runA practice session in preparation for a public performance (as of a play or speech or concert)
review, brushuppractice intended to polish performance or refresh the memory
scrimmage(American football) practice play between a football team's squads
shadowboxingsparring with an imaginary opponent (for exercise or training)
target practicepractice in shooting at targets
Broadertraining, preparation, groomingActivity leading to skilled behavior
Spanishejercicio, entrenamiento, práctica
Catalanexercici, pràctica
Verbsdrilllearn by repetition
drillteach by repetition
English > drill: 9 senses > noun 4, act
Meaning(military) the training of soldiers to march (as in ceremonial parades) or to perform the manual of arms.
Categorymilitary, armed forces, armed services, military machine, war machineThe military forces of a nation
Broadertraining, preparation, groomingActivity leading to skilled behavior
Verbsdrillundergo military training or do military exercises
English > drill: 9 senses > verb 1, contact
Meaningmake a hole, especially with a pointed power or hand tool.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Examples
  • "don't drill here, there's a gas pipe"
  • "drill a hole into the wall"
  • "drill for oil"
Synonymbore
Narrowercounter-drillDrill in an opposite direction
spudInitiate drilling operations, as for petroleum
trepancut a hole with a trepan, as in surgery
Broadercutseparate with or as if with an instrument
Spanishaguantar, agujerear, barrenar, cansar, horadar, perforar, taladrar
Catalanaguantar, barrinar, cansar, foradar, perforar, trepar
Nounsdrilla tool with a sharp point and cutting edges for making holes in hard materials (usually rotating rapidly or by repeated blows)
drillingthe act of drilling a hole in the earth in the hope of producing petroleum
drillingthe act of drilling
electric drilla rotating power drill powered by an electric motor
English > drill: 9 senses > verb 2, cognition
Meaningtrain in the military, e.g., in the use of weapons.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Broadertrain, develop, prepare, educatecreate by training and teaching
Spanishinstruir
Catalaninstruir
English > drill: 9 senses > verb 3, cognition
MeaningLearn by repetition.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something
Example"We drilled French verbs every day"
Synonymsexercise, practice, practise
Entailed bymaster, get the hangBe or become completely proficient or skilled in
Broaderlearn, study, read, takeBe a student of a certain subject
Spanishejercitar, practicar
Catalanexercitar, practicar
Nounsdrillsystematic training by multiple repetitions
English > drill: 9 senses > verb 4, cognition
Meaningteach by repetition.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Narrowerhammer in, drill in, ram down, beat inteach by drills and repetition
inculcate, instill, infuseteach and impress by frequent repetitions or admonitions
Broaderteach, learn, instructImpart skills or knowledge to
Spanishejercitar
Nounsdrillsystematic training by multiple repetitions
English > drill: 9 senses > verb 5, cognition
MeaningUndergo military training or do military exercises.
PatternSomebody ----s
Broadertrain, prepareUndergo training or instruction in preparation for a particular role, function, or profession
Spanishhacer la instrucción
Nounsdrill(military) the training of soldiers to march (as in ceremonial parades) or to perform the manual of arms

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