drill: Meaning and Definition of
- a shaftlike tool with two or more cutting edges for making holes in firm materials, esp. by rotation.
- a tool, esp. a hand tool, for holding and operating such a tool.
- gun drill.
- training in formal marching or other precise military or naval movements.
- an exercise in such training:gun drill.
- any strict, methodical, repetitive, or mechanical training, instruction, or exercise: a spelling drill.
- the correct or customary manner of proceeding.
- a gastropod, Urosalpinx cinera, that bores holes in shellfish, as oysters.
- to pierce or bore a hole in (something).
- to make (a hole) by boring.
- to instruct and exercise in formation marching and movement, in the carrying of arms during formal marching, and in the formal handling of arms for ceremonies and guard work.
- to impart (knowledge) by strict training, discipline, or repetition.
- to pierce or bore something with or as with a drill.
- to go through exercise in military or other training.
- a small furrow made in the soil in which to sow seeds.
- a row of seeds or plants thus sown.
- a machine for sowing in rows and for covering the seeds when sown.
- to sow (seed) in drills.
- to sow or plant (soil, a plot of ground, etc.) in drills.
- to sow seed in drills.
- a strong, twilled cotton fabric.
- a large, baboonlike monkey, Mandrillus leucophaeus, of western Africa, similar to the related mandrill but smaller and less brightly colored: now endangered.
- drill (Thesaurus)