1. [ verb ] make a hole with a pointed power or hand tool
Synonyms: bore

"don't drill here, there's a gas pipe" "drill a hole into the wall" "drill for oil"

Related terms: cut counter-drill trepan spud bore boring bore woodborer
2. [ verb ] (military,education) train in the military, e.g., in the use of weapons
Related terms: train
3. [ verb ] (education) learn by repetition
Synonyms: practice practise exercise

"We drilled French verbs every day" "Pianists practice scales"

Related terms: learn exercise
4. [ noun ] a tool with a sharp point and cutting edges for making holes in hard materials (usually rotating rapidly or by repeated blows)
Related terms: tool auger brace_and_bit breast_drill bore_bit dentist's_drill hand_drill power_drill reamer trepan chuck bit bore
5. [ noun ] a rotating power drill powered by an electric motor
Synonyms: electric_drill
Related terms: power_drill chuck electric_motor bore
6. [ noun ] (military) training in marching and the use of weapons
Synonyms: military_drill
Related terms: exercise square-bashing close-order_drill military_training military
7. [ verb ] (military,education) undergo military training or do military exercises
Related terms: train
8. [ verb ] (education) teach by repetition
Related terms: teach inculcate hammer_in exercise
9. [ noun ] (zoology) similar to the mandrill but smaller and less brightly colored
Synonyms: Mandrillus_leucophaeus
Related terms: baboon
10. [ noun ] (military) the training of soldiers to march (as in ceremonial parades) or to perform the manual of arms
Related terms: training military
11. [ noun ] systematic training by multiple repetitions
Synonyms: practice exercise practice_session recitation

"practice makes perfect"

Related terms: training rehearsal scrimmage target_practice rehearsal review shadowboxing manual_of_arms fire_drill
Similar spelling:   droll