Mandrillus leucophaeus



  • To create (a hole) by removing material with a drill .
  • To practice, especially in (or as in) a military context.
  • To cause to drill ; to train in military arts.
  • To repeat an idea frequently in order to encourage someone to remember it.
  • To investigate or examine something in more detail or at a different level
  • To hit or kick with a lot of power.
  • To hit someone with a pitch, especially in an intentional context.
  • To have sexual intercourse with; to penetrate.
  • To sow (seeds) by dribbling them along a furrow or in a row.
  • To cause to flow in drills or rills or by trickling; to drain by trickling.
  • To entice or allure; to decoy; with on.
  • To cause to slip or waste away by degrees.


  • A tool used to remove material so as to create a hole, typically by plunging a rotating cutting bit into a stationary workpiece.
  • The portion of a drilling tool that drives the bit.
  • An activity done as an exercise or practice (especially a military exercise), particularly in preparation for some possible future event or occurrence.
  • Any of several molluscs, of the genus Urosalpinx (genus), especially the oyster drill (Urosalpinx cinerea (species)), that drill holes in the shells of other animals.
  • A style of trap music with gritty, violent lyrics, originating on the South Side of Chicago.
  • An agricultural implement for making holes for sowing seed, and sometimes so formed as to contain seeds and drop them into the hole made.
  • A light furrow or channel made to put seed into, when sowing.
  • A row of seed sown in a furrow.
  • A small trickling stream; a rill.
  • An Old World monkey of West Africa, Mandrillus leucophaeus (species), similar in appearance to the mandrill, but lacking the colorful face.
  • A strong, durable cotton fabric with a strong bias (diagonal) in the weave.


Similar words


  • From Middle Dutch drillen ("bore, move in a circle").
  • Perhaps the same as Etymology 3; compare German Rille which can also mean "small furrow".
  • Uncertain. Compare the same sense of trill, and German trillen, drillen. Attestation predates Etymology 1.
  • From Middle English drillen, origin unknown.
  • Probably of African origin; compare mandrill.
  • From German Drillich ("denim, canvas, drill").

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