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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.
  3. Any organism that bores into a hard surface

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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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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boring f (plural boringen, diminutive borinkje n)

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