Definition of Boring

1. Noun. The act of drilling.

Exact synonyms: Drilling
Generic synonyms: Creating By Removal
Derivative terms: Drill

2. Adjective. So lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness. "Other people's dreams are dreadfully wearisome"

3. Noun. The act of drilling a hole in the earth in the hope of producing petroleum.
Exact synonyms: Drilling, Oil Production
Generic synonyms: Production
Derivative terms: Drill

Definition of Boring

1. n. The act or process of one who, or that which, bores; as, the boring of cannon; the boring of piles and ship timbers by certain marine mollusks.

Definition of Boring

1. Noun. A pit or hole which has been bored. ¹

2. Verb. (present participle of bore) ¹

3. Adjective. That which incites boredom in a person. ¹

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Definition of Boring

1. an inner cavity [n -S]

Medical Definition of Boring

1. 1. The act or process of one who, or that which, bores; as, the boring of cannon; the boring of piles and ship timbers by certain marine mollusks. "One of the most important applications of boring is in the formation of artesian wells." (Tomlinson) 2. A hole made by boring. 3. The chips or fragments made by boring. Boring bar, a revolving or stationary bar, carrying one or more cutting tools for dressing round holes. Boring tool, a cutting tool placed in a cutter head to dress round holes. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Boring

boric acid
boric acids
boric oxide
boring (current term)
boring clam
boring clams
borinic acid
borinic acids

Literary usage of Boring

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1. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain). (1897)
"It was abandoned, after reaching a sufficient depth, because a long crack was arrived at extending from the sea to the boring-hole. ..."

2. Bulletin by United States Bureau of war risk insurance. Division of military and naval insurance, United States (1917)
"HORIZONTAL boring MILL. Much of the work that is adapted to the horizontal boring mill is often ... Use the boring bar supported by the out-board bearing. ..."

3. The Journal of Science (1864)
"The last number of the 'Journal of Science' contained a brief reference to my patent boring-rna- chine, in which it was stated that it does not differ ..."

4. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1898)
"FRS, Vice- Chairman of the Coral Reef boring Committee. ... The boring at Funafuti, according to the latest advices, had reached a depth of 643 feet. ..."

5. Transactions by North of England Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineers, American Society of Civil Engineers., Gerard H. Matthes (1881)
"The arrangement for producing rotation is an arrangement which is common in all boring machines for hand-boring ; and the use of a current of water down the ..."

6. Biological Bulletin by Marine Biological Laboratory (Woods Hole, Mass.) (1915)
""Studies in Spermatogenesis," Pt. II., Carnegie Institute, Washington. 1 AM boring, '07. "AStudy of the Spermatogenesis in the ..."

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