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Meaning of BORING

Pronunciation:  'bowring

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of drilling a hole in the earth in the hope of producing petroleum
  2. [n]  the act of drilling
  3. [adj]  so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness; "a boring evening with uninteresting people"; "the deadening effect of some routine tasks"; "a dull play"; "his competent but dull performance"; "a ho-hum speaker who couldn't capture their attention"; "what an irksome task the writing of long letters is"- Edmund Burke; "tedious days on the train"; "the tiresome chirping of a cricket"- Mark Twain; "other people's dreams are dreadfully wearisome"

BORING is a 6 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: deadening, drilling, dull, ho-hum, irksome, oil production, slow, tedious, tiresome, uninteresting, wearisome
 See Also: creating by removal, production



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

         One of the most important applications of boring is
         in the formation of artesian wells.   --Tomlinson.

2. A hole made by boring.

3. pl. 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} (Metal Working), a cutting tool placed in a
   cutter head to dress round holes. --Knight.

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