1. a tool with a sharp point and cutting edges for making holes in hard materials (usually rotating rapidly or by repeated blows)
Definition categories: man–made, tool
2. similar to the mandrill but smaller and less brightly colored
3. systematic training by multiple repetitions
4. (military) the training of soldiers to march (as in ceremonial parades) or to perform the manual of arms
Sentences with drill as a noun:
- Wear safety glasses when operating an electric drill.
- Use a drill with a wire brush to remove any rust or buildup.
- Regular fire drills can ensure that everyone knows how to exit safely in an emergency.
1. 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
Similar word(s): bore
2. train in the military, e.g., in the use of weapons
3. learn by repetition
- We drilled French verbs every day
4. teach by repetition
5. undergo military training or do military exercises
Sentences with drill as a verb:
- Drill a small hole to start the screw in the right direction.
- They drilled daily to learn the routine exactly.
- The sergeant was up by 6:00 every morning, drilling his troops.
- The instructor drilled into us the importance of reading the instructions.
- Drill deeper and you may find the underlying assumptions faulty.