drill drill  /d ˈrɪl/


  1. (n) a tool with a sharp point and cutting edges for making holes in hard materials (usually rotating rapidly or by repeated blows)
  2. (n) similar to the mandrill but smaller and less brightly colored
  3. (n) systematic training by multiple repetitions
  4. (n) (military) the training of soldiers to march (as in ceremonial parades) or to perform the manual of arms
  5. (v) make a hole, especially with a pointed power or hand tool
  6. (v) train in the military, e.g., in the use of weapons
  7. (v) learn by repetition
  8. (v) teach by repetition
  9. (v) undergo military training or do military exercises


  1. Looking to neutralize a key Republican campaign issue, the House majority passes legislation allowing offshore drilling.
  2. These include threatening a naked detainee with a power drill and a gun, and staging mock executions.
  3. In New York City, despite the pleas of safety engineers, meaningful fire drills are still not mandatory in skyscrapers.


  1. Active shooting drill today at high school

    STERLING – Whiteside County law enforcement and emergency personnel will go through an active shooter drill today at Sterling High School. The drill gets under way at 1 p.m. and should wrap up by 3 or 3:30 p.m., Regional Superintendent Bob Sondgeroth said.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: SaukValley.com

  2. Two-minute drill: Updates on Tigers, nonupdates on Pistons and more

    Welcome to the two-minute drill, which will give you a snapshot of what's going on with the Detroit Lions, Tigers, Red Wings, Pistons, Spartans and Wolverines each day.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Detroit Free Press

  3. Mundoro Commences Drill Program at Borsko Jezero Property Within the Timok Complex in Serbia

    Mundoro Capital Inc. announces the commencement of the drill program at its 100% owned Borsko Jezero copper-gold property, located in Bor, Serbia. Borsko Jezero is situated within the Timok Magmatic Complex ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance

Wiki Images for drill

definition of drill
meaning of drill


  1. "For too long, for a decade or more, there's been a cozy relationship between the oil companies and the federal agency that permits them to drill," Obama said, referring to MMS.
    on May 14, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: Washington Post (blog)

  2. "With respect, sir, we drill hundreds of wells a year around the world," Hayward told Republican Rep. Michael Burgess of Texas. "That's what scaring me right now."
    on Jun 17, 2010 By: Tony Hayward Source: The Associated Press

  3. "Let's drill, baby, drill - not stall baby, stall," said Palin, the former governor of oil-rich Alaska and the Republican Party's first female vice presidential nominees - albeit in the unsuccessful 2008 elections.
    on Apr 10, 2010 By: Sarah Palin Source: AFP

Word of the Day
engender engender
/ɛn ˈdʒɛn dər /