boring

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English boryng (making a hole); equivalent to bore +‎ -ing.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbɔːɹɪŋ/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɔːɹɪŋ

Noun[edit]

boring (plural borings)

  1. A pit or hole which has been bored.
    • 1992, J. Patrick Powers, Construction dewatering: new methods and applications, p. 191:
      It is common in urban areas that a great many borings exist from prior construction work.
  2. (usually in the plural) Fragment thrown up when something is bored or drilled.

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boring

  1. present participle of bore

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boring (comparative more boring, superlative most boring)

  1. Causing boredom or tiredness; making you to feel tired and impatient.
    What a boring film that was! I almost fell asleep.
  2. (chiefly Manglish) Suffering from boredom; mildly annoyed and restless through having nothing to do.
    Synonym: bored
    I very boring.I am very bored.
  3. Used, designed to be used, or able to drill holes.
    boring equipment
    boring snails
  4. Capable of penetrating; piercing.
    • 1963, Arthur Upfield, The Lake Frome Monster, London: Pan Books, published 1969, page 11:
      [H]is remarkably blue eyes had the trick of boring concentration.

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the verb bore (drill).

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boring c (singular definite boringen, plural indefinite boringer)

  1. drill hole
  2. drilling

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From boren +‎ -ing.

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boring f (plural boringen, diminutive borinkje n)

  1. drilling
    offshoreboring — offshore drilling
  2. bore of a car's cylinder or canon