1. the act of drilling;
[syn: drilling, boring]
2. the act of drilling a hole in the earth in the hope of producing petroleum;
[syn: boring, drilling, oil production]
1. so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness;
- Example: "a boring evening with uninteresting people"
- Example: "the deadening effect of some routine tasks"
- Example: "a dull play"
- Example: "his competent but dull performance"
- Example: "a ho-hum speaker who couldn't capture their attention"
- Example: "what an irksome task the writing of long letters is"- Edmund Burke
- Example: "tedious days on the train"
- Example: "the tiresome chirping of a cricket"- Mark Twain
- Example: "other people's dreams are dreadfully wearisome"
[syn: boring, deadening, dull, ho-hum, irksome, slow, tedious, tiresome, wearisome]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Bore \Bore\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bored; p. pr. & vb. n. Boring.] [OE. borien, AS. borian; akin to Icel. bora, Dan. bore, D. boren, OHG. por?n, G. bohren, L. forare, Gr. ? to plow, Zend bar. [root]91.] 1. To perforate or penetrate, as a solid body, by turning an auger, gimlet, drill, or other instrument; to make a round hole in or through; to pierce; as, to bore a plank. [1913 Webster] I'll believe as soon this whole earth may be bored. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To form or enlarge by means of a boring instrument or apparatus; as, to bore a steam cylinder or a gun barrel; to bore a hole. [1913 Webster] Short but very powerful jaws, by means whereof the insect can bore, as with a centerbit, a cylindrical passage through the most solid wood. --T. W. Harris. [1913 Webster] 3. To make (a passage) by laborious effort, as in boring; as, to bore one's way through a crowd; to force a narrow and difficult passage through. "What bustling crowds I bored." --Gay. [1913 Webster] 4. To weary by tedious iteration or by dullness; to tire; to trouble; to vex; to annoy; to pester. [1913 Webster] He bores me with some trick. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Used to come and bore me at rare intervals. --Carlyle. [1913 Webster] 5. To befool; to trick. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] I am abused, betrayed; I am laughed at, scorned, Baffled and bored, it seems. --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Boring \Bor"ing\, n. 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. [1913 Webster] One of the most important applications of boring is in the formation of artesian wells. --Tomlinson. [1913 Webster] 2. A hole made by boring. [1913 Webster] 3. pl. The chips or fragments made by boring. [1913 Webster] Boring bar, a revolving or stationary bar, carrying one or more cutting tools for dressing round holes. Boring tool (Metal Working), a cutting tool placed in a cutter head to dress round holes. --Knight. [1913 Webster]U.S. Gazetteer (1990):
Boring, OR Zip code(s): 97009Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
63 Moby Thesaurus words for "boring": acupunctuation, acupuncture, arid, bore, boresome, broach, dead, drab, dreary, drill hole, drudging, dry, dull, empiercement, exhausting, fatiguing, fixing, flat, goring, gray, humdrum, impalement, irksome, lancing, long-drawn-out, monotonous, penetration, perforation, piercing, pricking, prolix, punching, puncture, puncturing, repetitious, repetitive, same, samely, skewering, soporific, stale, stupefyingly boring, stuporific, tedious, terebration, tired, tiresome, tiring, transfixation, transfixion, transforation, trepanning, trephining, unending, unexciting, uninteresting, unrelieved, weariful, wearing, wearisome, wearying, wordy, yawny