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There is no doubt that now, more than ever, we must work to end our dependence on foreign oil sources. But we cannot do so by ignoring the wishes of the coastal communities that oppose drilling.
Elizabeth Dole

Meaning of "drilling" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF DRILLING

drilling  [ˈdrɪlɪŋ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF DRILLING

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Drilling is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES DRILLING MEAN IN ENGLISH?

drilling

Drilling

Drilling is a cutting process that uses a drill bit to cut or enlarge a hole of circular cross-section in solid materials. The drill bit is a rotary cutting tool, often multipoint. The bit is pressed against the workpiece and rotated at rates from hundreds to thousands of revolutions per minute. This forces the cutting edge against the workpiece, cutting off chips from the hole as it is drilled. Exceptionally, specially-shaped bits can cut holes of non-circular cross-section; a square cross-section is possible.

Definition of drilling in the English dictionary

The definition of drilling in the dictionary is prospecting for oil. Other definition of drilling is strict and often repetitious training or exercises used as a method of teaching.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH DRILLING


billing
ˈbɪlɪŋ
boiling
ˈbɔɪlɪŋ
chilling
ˈtʃɪlɪŋ
failing
ˈfeɪlɪŋ
filing
ˈfaɪlɪŋ
filling
ˈfɪlɪŋ
fulfilling
fʊlˈfɪlɪŋ
grilling
ˈɡrɪlɪŋ
killing
ˈkɪlɪŋ
mailing
ˈmeɪlɪŋ
milling
ˈmɪlɪŋ
paling
ˈpeɪlɪŋ
prevailing
prɪˈveɪlɪŋ
sailing
ˈseɪlɪŋ
shilling
ˈʃɪlɪŋ
smiling
ˈsmaɪlɪŋ
styling
ˈstaɪlɪŋ
thrilling
ˈθrɪlɪŋ
Trilling
ˈtrɪlɪŋ
willing
ˈwɪlɪŋ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE DRILLING

driftwood
drifty
drill
drill down
drill pipe
drill press
drill sergeant
drill string
drillability
drillable
driller
drilling fluid
drilling mud
drilling platform
drilling rig
drilling ship
drillmaster
drillship
drillstock
drily

WORDS THAT END LIKE DRILLING

bestselling
calling
compelling
controlling
direct selling
dwelling
falling
feeling
hot-selling
installing
modelling
polling
rolling
scrolling
selling
spelling
start the ball rolling
storytelling
swelling
telling
travelling

Synonyms and antonyms of drilling in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «DRILLING»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «drilling» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of drilling

Translation of «drilling» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF DRILLING

Find out the translation of drilling to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of drilling from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «drilling» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

perforación
570 millions of speakers

English

drilling
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

ड्रिलिंग
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الحفر
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

бурение
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

perfuração
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

তুরপুন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

forage
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Penggerudian
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Bohrung
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

掘削
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

드릴링
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ngebur
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

khoan
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தோண்டுதல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ड्रिलिंग
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

delme
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

perforazione
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wiercenia
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

буріння
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

foraj
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

γεωτρήσεις
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

boor
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

borrning
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

boring
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of drilling

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «DRILLING»

The term «drilling» is very widely used and occupies the 11.055 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «DRILLING» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about drilling

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10 QUOTES WITH «DRILLING»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word drilling.
1
Kate Beckinsale
I have more pet peeves than anybody: people talking in the movie theater, people eating in the movie theater loudly, people being rude, people making noise when you're supposed to be asleep, like drilling noises outside. I could be here all day.
2
Dan Benishek
I can understand where the oil company wants to deduct the cost of drilling a well. That's one of the tax breaks for oil companies - the subsidies - they get to deduct the cost of the well the year you drill.
3
Amy J. Berg
Our daily habits of driving, drilling, buying and supporting all of the economic benefits a free economy demands has cost us dearly, but none more so than for the people of Shishmaref.
4
Sherwood Boehlert
First, we should not be opening our coasts, all of our coasts, to oil drilling when we have not taken the first step, not the first step, to conserve oil.
5
Herman Cain
My approach to cutting spending as president, is to do a ten percent across the board cut of all federal agencies, and then ask each of my new agency heads to find another ten percent by drilling down. That's what you do in business to come up with approximately 20 percent cuts for the first fiscal year budget.
6
Lois Capps
In reality drilling is the slowest, dirtiest, and most expensive way to solve our energy crisis.
7
Lois Capps
Drilling in the refuge will not solve America's energy problem. The Energy Department's own figures show that drilling would not change gas prices by more than a penny a gallon, and this would be 20 years from now.
8
Lois Capps
I will continue to work in Washington to oppose any efforts to expand drilling off our Coasts and to challenge my colleagues to adopt responsible energy policies.
9
Paula Deen
I'm so glad I'm not a dentist. How many times does someone say, 'Oh, Doc, it felt so good when you were drilling my teeth'? Never. But when you give someone a wonderful cookie, you put a little of yourself in, and you see someone's face light up - that's immediate approval.
10
Elizabeth Dole
There is no doubt that now, more than ever, we must work to end our dependence on foreign oil sources. But we cannot do so by ignoring the wishes of the coastal communities that oppose drilling.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «DRILLING»

Discover the use of drilling in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to drilling and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Drilling Engineering
Coauthored by a leading drilling engineering professor/researcher and a well-experienced drilling research advisor, Drilling Engineering explains the fundamentals and field practices in drilling operations.
Jamal J. Azar, G. Robello Samuel, 2007
2
Working Guide to Drilling Equipment and Operations
Working Guide to Drilling Equipment and Operations provides a fundamental, basic knowledge of the intricacies of drilling fluid, drilled solids management, drill bits, drill string design, directional drilling, cementing, casing, hydraulic ...
William Lyons, 2009
3
Drilling Technology in Nontechnical Language
Rev. ed. of: Drilling for oil & gas / Steve Devereux. 1999.
Steve Devereux, 2012
4
Drilling: The Manual of Methods, Applications, and Management
Drilling: The Manual of Methods, Applications, and Management is all about drilling and its related geology, machinery, methods, applications, management, safety issues, and more.
The Australian Drilling, 1997
5
Nontechnical Guide to Petroleum Geology, Exploration, ...
In this popular text that has trained thousands in the petroleum industry for years, Dr. Norman Hyne takes readers through upstream operations--from how oil and gas are formed; how to find commercial quantities; how to drill, evaluate, and ...
Norman J. Hyne, 2012
6
Dictionary of Petroleum Exploration, Drilling & Production, ...
Covering everything in the upstream oil and gas sector, this new second edition also covers land, legal, accounting and finance terms.
Norman Hyne Ph.D., 2014
7
Pipeline Design for Installation by Horizontal Directional ...
This Manual of Practice, which covers topics specifically related to HDD installation, was prepared by a committee of senior engineers who are leaders in the development of HDD techniques and practices.
‎2005
8
Formulas and Calculations for Drilling, Production, and ...
Rev. ed. of: Formulas and calculations for drilling, production, and workover / Norton J. Lapeyrouse.
William C. Lyons, Thomas Carter, Norton J. Lapeyrouse, 2011
9
Drilling Data Handbook
The seventh edition of the Drilling Data Handbook was published in 1999.
Gilles Gabolde, Jean-Paul Nguyen, 2006
10
Applied Drilling Circulation Systems: Hydraulics, ...
This combination book and website arrangement will prove particularly useful to drilling and production engineers who need to plan operations including pipe-tripping, running-in casing, and cementing.
Boyun Guo, PhD, Gefei Liu, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «DRILLING»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term drilling is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Cassidy bill to expand drilling off Florida's coast draws rebuke by …
Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., suffered a setback this week with House rejection of his legislation to expand drilling off Florida's coast. «NOLA.com, Jul 15»
2
Pioneer Says Increasing Drilling Activity As Planned
Pioneer Natural Resources says it is increasing drilling activity in Texas following the sale of its Eagle Ford shale pipeline and processing ... «Rigzone, Jul 15»
3
Arctic Drilling 2015: Royal Dutch Shell Plc Is Days Away From …
Activists protest Royal Dutch Shell's drilling rig Polar Pioneer, which was parked at Terminal 5 at the Port of Seattle, May 16, 2015. The rig is ... «International Business Times, Jul 15»
4
Power outage in North Dakota's capital delays drilling rig data
The outage means the state's daily drilling rig count - a closely ... of this data, including the location of each drilling rig operating in the state. «Grand Forks Herald, Jul 15»
5
Energy view: Advocate for energy consumer group tackling …
From the fight over Senate Bill 809 — which put power for drilling regulation with the state instead of municipalities — to local drilling battles ... «Tulsa World, Jul 15»
6
Goldman: $50 oil crushes hopes for U.S. drilling recovery this year
HOUSTON — Goldman Sachs says lower oil prices will probably disappoint the U.S. petroleum industry's hope of a drilling recovery in the ... «Chron.com, Jul 15»
7
Drilling trouble in Secunderabad
Rampant drilling of bore-wells in Secunderabad Cantonment Board (SCB) area continues unabated with the approval of elected ... «The Hindu, Jul 15»
8
GRMR Oil and Gas begins drilling in key sage grouse habitat near …
GRMR Oil and Gas began drilling the first of three wells Sunday. The move was announced by the Colorado firm's Australian partner, Entek ... «Casper Star-Tribune Online, Jul 15»
9
Stone Energy Gains 8% on Production and Drilling Update
The drilling through the targeted zones at the Cardona #6 has been ... On completion of the drilling and production at Cardona #6 well, the ... «Zacks.com, Jul 15»
10
'Sneaky' amendment ensures drilling off Ga.
Locals opposed to offshore drilling are up in arms about what they're calling a "sneaky" amendment that would require leasing of the Atlantic for ... «Savannah Morning News, Jul 15»

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