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(noun, verb)


There are 9 meanings of the word Drill.

How to pronounce drill:


Drill - as a noun

A tool with a sharp point and cutting edges for making holes in hard materials (usually rotating rapidly or by repeated blows)

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Similar to the mandrill but smaller and less brightly colored

Synonyms (Exact Relations)
mandrillus leucophaeus

Systematic training by multiple repetitions

Example: "Practice makes perfect"

Synonyms (Exact Relations)
exercise17practice14practice sessionrecitation12
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(military) the training of soldiers to march (as in ceremonial parades) or to perform the manual of arms

Drill - as a verb

Make a hole, especially with a pointed power or hand tool

Example: "Don't drill here, there's a gas pipe"

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Train in the military, e.g., in the use of weapons

Learn by repetition

Example: "We drilled french verbs every day"

Synonyms (Exact Relations)

Teach by repetition

Hypernyms (Closely Related)
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Undergo military training or do military exercises

Example Sentences

"My dad uses a drill to hang up pictures on the wall."
"The dentist used a dental drill to remove the decay."
"The soldiers practiced their drill on the parade ground."
"The construction workers used a power drill to make holes in the walls."
"The oil rig workers operated the drill to extract oil from the ground."
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Word Game Points

Is DRILL a valid Scrabble word?
Yes, drill is valid for both Scrabble US and EU
US/CA Valid UK/EU Valid

DRILL has a SCRABBLE points total of 6.

Is DRILL a valid Words With Friends word?
Yes, drill is valid for Words With Friends
Valid Word
DRILL has a WORDS WITH FRIENDS points total of 8.

Is DRILL a valid WordFeud word?
Yes, drill is valid for WordFeud
Valid Word
DRILL has a WORDFEUD points total of 6.

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