boring

As an adjective boring describes something (or someone) that is tedious, dull, and lacking in interest. As a noun, boring refers to the act of drilling a hole, or the hole itself.

When a geologist's powerful drill makes a boring into the earth, you can remove a sample and learn about the history of our planet just by seeing what's contained in the boring's layers. Of course, if you aren't interested in that kind of thing, you might find a two-hour lecture on the subject a bit boring.

PRIMARY MEANINGS OF: boring

1
adj
so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness
2
n
the act of drilling
FULL DEFINITIONS OF: boring
1

adj so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness

“a boring evening with uninteresting people”
Synonyms:
deadening, dull, ho-hum, irksome, slow, tedious, tiresome, wearisome
uninteresting
arousing no interest or attention or curiosity or excitement
2

n the act of drilling

Synonyms:
drilling
Type of:
creating by removal
the act of creating by removing something

n the act of drilling a hole in the earth in the hope of producing petroleum

Synonyms:
drilling, oil production
Type of:
production
(economics) manufacturing or mining or growing something (usually in large quantities) for sale
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