Pronunciation: hōl
n.1.A hollow place or cavity; an excavation; a pit; an opening in or through a solid body, a fabric, etc.; a perforation; a rent; a fissure.
The priest took a chest, and bored a hole in the lid.
- 2 Kings xii. 9.
2.An excavation in the ground, made by an animal to live in, or a natural cavity inhabited by an animal; hence, a low, narrow, or dark lodging or place; a mean habitation.
The foxes have holes, . . . but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.
- Luke ix. 58.
3.(Games) A small cavity used in some games, usually one into which a marble or ball is to be played or driven; hence, a score made by playing a marble or ball into such a hole, as in golf.
Hole and corner
clandestine, underhand.
Hole board
(Fancy Weaving) a board having holes through which cords pass which lift certain warp threads; - called also compass board.
- Dickens.
v. t.1.To cut, dig, or bore a hole or holes in; as, to hole a post for the insertion of rails or bars.
2.To drive into a hole, as an animal, or a billiard ball.
v. i.1.To go or get into a hole.
Noun1.hole - an opening into or through something
2.hole - an opening deliberately made in or through something
3.hole - one playing period (from tee to green) on a golf course; "he played 18 holes"
Synonyms: golf hole
4.hole - an unoccupied space
5.hole - a depression hollowed out of solid matter
Synonyms: hollow
6.hole - a fault; "he shot holes in my argument"
7.hole - informal terms for a difficult situation; "he got into a terrible fix"; "he made a muddle of his marriage"
8.hole - informal terms for the mouth
Synonyms: cakehole, maw, yap, gob, trap
Verb1.hole - hit the ball into the hole
Synonyms: hole out
2.hole - make holes in
(electronics)hole - The absence of an electron in a semiconductor material. In the electron model, a hole can be thought of as an incomplete outer electron shell in a doping substance. Holes can also be thought of as positive charge carriers; while this is in a sense a fiction, it is a useful abstraction.
To see a hole in the ground, denotes hidden aspects of your activities. On the other hand, it may mean that you are feeling hollow or empty inside. This dream may be an awakening for you in that you need to get out and expose your self to new interests and activities. To dream that you fall into a hole, signifies a pitfall in a situation in your life or that you are stuck in a hole. Perhaps, you have dug yourself into a hole and can not get out of it.Augean stables, Babylon, CAT, Gomorrah, Sodom, abode, abri, abysm, aerospace, aerosphere, air hole, air pocket, airspace, alveolation, alveolus, antre, antrum, area, armpit, arroyo, asylum, auger, basement, basin, bearings, bench mark, bind, bite, blemish, blind alley, bolt-hole, booth, bordello, bore, bowl, box, box canyon, breach, break, brig, broach, broaching, brothel, bug, bump, bunker, cache, cage, canyon, catch, catch-22, cathouse, cave, cavern, ceiling, cell, cellar, cellarage, cellule, chamber, chap, check, chimney, chink, clearing, cleft, cleuch, clip joint, clough, coal bin, col, compartment, concave, concavity, concealment, corner, couch, coulee, couloir, countersink, cove, cover, covert, coverture, crack, cranny, crater, crevasse, crevice, crib, crosswind, crypt, cubby, cubbyhole, cul-de-sac, cup, cut, cwm, cyclone cellar, dark corner, dead end, dead-end street, deadlock, deep, defect, defection, deficiency, defile, dell, den of iniquity, den of thieves, dent, depression, depth, difficulty, dike, dilemma, dip, disclosure, discontinuity, discrepancy, disrupt, district, ditch, dive, doghouse, donga, donjon, draw, drawback, drill, dugout, dump, dungeon, earth, empierce, emplacement, empty space, enclosed space, error, excavation, extremity, failing, failure, fallacy, fault, faute, favorable wind, fenestra, fissure, fistula, fix, flaw, fleshpots, flume, fog, foible, fold, follicle, fontanel, foramen, form, foxhole, fracture, frailty, front, funk hole, funnel chest, furrow, gap, gape, gash, gat, goal, gore, gorge, gouge, gouge out, grand slam, groove, grot, grotto, gulch, gully, gyp joint, halt, head wind, hellhole, hiatus, hideaway, hideout, hidey hole, hiding, hiding place, high-pressure area, hit, hold, hole in one, hollow, hollow shell, home run, homer, honeycomb, hot water, hovel, hut, impale, impasse, imperfection, impression, inadequacy, incision, inconsistency, indentation, infirmity, inlet, interstice, interval, ionosphere, jail, jetstream, joint, keep, kink, kloof, lacuna, lance, latitude and longitude, laying open, leak, lieu, little problem, locale, locality, location, locus, lodge, loophole, low-pressure area, manger, mess, mew, mistake, moat, muddle, needle, niche, nook, notch, nullah, open, opening up, orifice, oubliette, outlet, overcast, pass, passage, passageway, penetrate, perforate, perforation, pesthole, pew, pickle, pierce, pigeonhole, pigpen, pigsty, pinch, pink, pinpoint, place, placement, plague spot, playhouse, plight, pocket, point, position, potato cellar, predicament, prick, prison, problem, punch, punch bowl, puncture, ravine, ream, ream out, recess, refuge, region, rent, retreat, riddle, rift, rime, rip, rookery, roughness, run, run through, rupture, sanctuary, scissure, scoop, score, scrape, seam, secret place, sewer, shack, shaft, shanty, shell, shortcoming, sink, sink of corruption, sinus, site, situation, situs, skewer, slam, slit, slot, slum, snag, socket, something missing, soup, space, spear, spike, spit, split, sporting house, spot, stab, stable, stalemate, stall, stand, standstill, stash, stead, stews, stick, stoma, stop, storm cellar, stratosphere, strike, sty, subbasement, substratosphere, subterrane, subway, tail wind, taint, tap, tenement, the slums, throwing open, tight spot, tight squeeze, touchdown, transfix, transpierce, trench, trepan, trephine, tropopause, troposphere, trouble, trough, tumbledown shack, tunnel, turbulence, uncorking, undercovert, unstopping, vacancy, vacuity, vacuum, valley, vault, vent, visibility, visibility zero, vug, vulnerable place, wadi, warren, weak link, weak point, weakness, well, whereabout, whereabouts, whorehouse, wine cellar, yawn, yawning abyss
Translate Hole to Spanish, Translate Hole to German, Translate Hole to French
holding cell
holding company
holding device
Holding note
Holding over
holding pattern
holdup man
-- Hole --
Hole and corner
Hole board
hole card
Hole in the air
hole in the ground
hole model
hole out
hole up
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