drill

{{11}}drill (n.1) "tool for making holes," 1610s, from Du. dril, drille "a hole, instrument for boring holes," from drillen "to bore (a hole), turn around, whirl" (see DRILL (Cf. drill) (v.)).
{{12}}drill (n.2) "small furrow," 1727; also "machine for sowing seeds" (1731), from obsolete drill "rill, trickling stream" (1640s), of unknown origin; perhaps connected to DRILL (Cf. drill) (n.1).
{{12}}drill (n.3) kind of coarse, twilled cloth, 1743, from Fr. drill, from Ger. drillich "heavy, coarse cotton or linen fabric," from O.H.G. adj. drilich "threefold," from L. trilix (gen. trilicis) "triply twilled" (see TRELLIS (Cf. trellis)). So called in reference to the method of weaving it.
{{13}}drill (n.4) "West African baboon species," 1640s, perhaps from a native word (Cf. MANDRILL (Cf. mandrill)).
{{14}}drill (v.) c.1600 (implied in drilling), from Du. drillen "to bore (a hole), turn around, whirl," from P.Gmc. *threljanan (Cf. M.H.G. drillen "to turn, round off, bore," O.E. þyrel "hole"), from PIE *tere- "to turn, rub" (see THROW (Cf. throw) (v.)). Sense of "to instruct in military exercise" is 1620s (also in Du. drillen and in the Danish and German cognates), probably from the notion of troops "turning" in maneuvers. Extended noun sense of "the agreed-upon procedure" is from 1940. Related: Drilled.

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  • Drill — Drill, n. 1. An instrument with an edged or pointed end used for making holes in hard substances; strictly, a tool that cuts with its end, by revolving, as in drilling metals, or by a succession of blows, as in drilling stone; also, a drill press …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Drill — Drill, n. 1. A small trickling stream; a rill. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Springs through the pleasant meadows pour their drills. Sandys. [1913 Webster] 2. (Agr.) (a) An implement for making holes for sowing seed, and sometimes so formed as to contain …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Drill — Drill, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Drilled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Drilling}.] [D. drillen to bore, drill (soldiers); probably akin to AS. pyrlian, pyrelian, to pierce. See {Thrill}.] 1. To pierce or bore with a drill, or a with a drill; to perforate; as, to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • drill — Ⅰ. drill [1] ► NOUN 1) a tool or machine used for boring holes. 2) training in military exercises. 3) instruction by means of repeated exercises. 4) (the drill) informal the correct or recognized procedure. ► VERB …   English terms dictionary

  • Drill EP — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Drill EP[1] EP de Radiohead Publicación 5 de mayo de 1992 …   Wikipedia Español

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  • drill — [n1] practice, exercise assignment, call, conditioning, constitutional, daily dozen*, discipline, dress, drilling, dry run*, gym, homework, instruction, learning by doing, maneuvers, marching, preparation, repetition, run through*, shakedown*,… …   New thesaurus

  • Drill — Drill, n. [Usually in pl.] (Manuf.) Same as {Drilling}. [1913 Webster] {Imperial drill}, a linen fabric having two threads in the warp and three in the filling. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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