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Boring is sometimes a misspelling of bored.

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Definition of the noun boring

What does boring mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: borings

  1. the act of drilling
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonym of boring: drilling
    • more generic term: creating by removal = the act of creating by removing something
  2. the act of drilling a hole in the earth in the hope of producing petroleum
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonyms of boring: drilling / oil production
    • more generic word: production = manufacturing or mining or growing something (usually in large quantities) for sale

Alternative definition of the noun boring


  1. A pit or hole which has been bored.

Definition of the adjective boring

What does boring mean as an attribute of a noun?

Boring is one of the top 1000 most common adjectives in the English language.

adjective - degrees: more boring / most boring

  1. so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness

Alternative definition of the adjective boring


  1. That which incites boredom in a person.


  1. Boring is an unincorporated community located in Clackamas County, Oregon, United States, on Oregon Route 212. It is approximately eight miles south of Gresham and about the same distance from Clackamas, both suburbs of Portland. The town is roughly twenty-three miles southeast from downtown Portland.
  2. Boring is an unincorporated community in Baltimore County, Maryland, at the intersection of Old Hanover Road and Pleasant Grove Road, about 5 miles north of Reisterstown. An important stop on the Western Maryland Railroad, it is very small, consisting of about 40 houses, the Boring Methodist Church, Boring Volunteer Fire Company, and the Boring Post Office. It is known for its unusual name, which was not chosen for the pace of life, but for postmaster David Boring.
  3. Boring a.k.a. Boring, Tennessee: Boring is a populated place in Sullivan County, Tennessee.


Boring is a musical group, record producers.


  1. "Boring" is a cataloged instance, composition.
  2. "Boring" is a composition.


  1. Boring: In machining, boring is the process of enlarging a hole that has already been drilled, by means of a single-point cutting tool, for example as in boring a gun barrel or an engine cylinder. Boring is used to achieve greater accuracy of the diameter of a hole, and can be used to cut a tapered hole. Boring can be viewed as the internal-diameter counterpart to turning, which cuts external diameters.
    • also known as 钻井
  2. Boring is a musical game song.

Phrases with Boring

Phrases starting with the word Boring:

  1. Boring clam
  2. Boring Petricola
  3. Boring Softshell
  4. Boring Turretsnail
  5. Boring Softshell Clam

Phrase ending with the word Boring:

  1. Tongue-Boring

Other phrases containing the word Boring:

  1. Rock Boring Urchin
  2. Mangrove Boring Isopod
  3. Metallic Wood-Boring Beetle

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Google previewCrossword Puzzle Dictionary (2015)

by Murali Mohan Hundigam

Bore of a firearm—caliber, calibre Bore to frustration—gestated Bore witness to— attested Bored—drilled Bored—fed up Bored receptionist's grooming tool—nail file Boredom—ennui, tedium Borehole—well Borer—driller Boring—dreary, dull, ...

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Small photo of Wood boring drill in hand drilling hole in wooden barSmall photo of Suzhou, Jiangsu / China - December 15 2013: Stack of small bore pipes at construction site for pipe boringSmall photo of Boring television, disappointed teenager boy holding remote control, watching TV showSmall photo of Boring presentation. Group of young business people in smart casual wear looking bored while sitting together at the table and looking awaySmall photo of Bored young woman lying on sofa in front of laptop and yawning. Attractive lady boring because of uninteresting movie, tired after too long work on computer, feeling lack of sleep when resting at homeSmall photo of Girl screaming internally from boredom. Cute emotive curly-haired caucasian female making facepalm and rolling eyes from annoyance, hearing nonsense or boring conversation, standing over gray wallSmall photo of Wood boring drill in hand drilling hole in wooden bar More...

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What if it's boring - or if it's not boring, it might be too revealing, or worse, it might be too revealing and still be boring. (Lily Tomlin)
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Scrabble value of B3O1R1I1N1G2

The value of this 6-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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