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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

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. Fragments thrown up when something is bored or drilled.

VerbEdit

boring

  1. present participle of bore

AdjectiveEdit

boring (comparative more boring, superlative most boring)

  1. Causing boredom; unable to engage or hold the interest.
    What a boring film that was! I almost fell asleep.

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DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the verb bore (drill).

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NounEdit

boring c (singular definite boringen, plural indefinite boringer)

  1. drill hole
  2. drilling

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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From boren +‎ -ing.

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NounEdit

boring f (plural boringen, diminutive borinkje n)

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