a.1.Having an empty space or cavity, natural or artificial, within a solid substance; not solid; excavated in the interior; as, a hollow tree; a hollow sphere.
Hollow with boards shalt thou make it.
- Ex. xxvii. 8.
2.Depressed; concave; gaunt; sunken.
With hollow eye and wrinkled brow.
- Shak.
3.Reverberated from a cavity, or resembling such a sound; deep; muffled; as, a hollow roar.
4.Not sincere or faithful; false; deceitful; not sound; as, a hollow heart; a hollow friend.
Hollow newel
(Arch.) an opening in the center of a winding staircase in place of a newel post, the stairs being supported by the wall; an open newel; also, the stringpiece or rail winding around the well of such a staircase.
Hollow quoin
(Engin.) a pier of stone or brick made behind the lock gates of a canal, and containing a hollow or recess to receive the ends of the gates.
Hollow root
(Bot.) See Moschatel.
Hollow square
See Square.
Hollow ware
hollow vessels; - a trade name for cast-iron kitchen utensils, earthenware, etc.
n.1.A cavity, natural or artificial; an unfilled space within anything; a hole, a cavern; an excavation; as the hollow of the hand or of a tree.
2.A low spot surrounded by elevations; a depressed part of a surface; a concavity; a channel.
I hate the dreadful hollow behind the little wood.
- Tennyson.
v. t.1.To make hollow, as by digging, cutting, or engraving; to excavate.
[imp. & p. p. Hollowed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Hollowing.]
adv.1.Wholly; completely; utterly; - chiefly after the verb to beat, and often with all; as, this story beats the other all hollow. See All, adv.
v. i.1.To shout; to hollo.
v. t.1.To urge or call by shouting.
He has hollowed the hounds.
- Sir W. Scott.
Noun1.hollow - a cavity or space in something; "hunger had caused the hollows in their cheeks"
2.hollow - a small valley between mountains; "he built himself a cabin in a hollow high up in the Appalachians"
Synonyms: holler
3.hollow - a depression hollowed out of solid matter
Synonyms: hole
Verb1.hollow - remove the inner part or the core of; "the mining company wants to excavate the hillsite"
Synonyms: dig, excavate
2.hollow - remove the interior of; "hollow out a tree trunk"
Synonyms: core out, hollow out
Adj.1.hollow - not solid; having a space or gap or cavity; "a hollow wall"; "a hollow tree"; "hollow cheeks"; "his face became gaunter and more hollow with each year"
solid - entirely of one substance with no holes inside; "solid silver"; "a solid block of wood"
2.hollow - deliberately deceptive; "hollow (or false) promises"; "false pretenses"
Synonyms: false
3.hollow - as if echoing in a hollow space; "the hollow sound of footsteps in the empty ballroom"
4.hollow - devoid of significance or point; "empty promises"; "a hollow victory"; "vacuous comments"
Synonyms: empty, vacuous
To dream of something that is hollow, represents the womb and nurturance. It may also symbolize your hidden secrets. Alternatively, it may indicate that you are feeling empty, worthless, or insignificant in your waking life.absurd, abysm, abyss, alveolation, alveolus, antrum, aperture, apparently sound, arid, armpit, artificial, bare, baritone, barren, basin, bass, blah, bland, blank, bleached, bloodless, boat-shaped, boatlike, booth, bootless, bowl, bowl-shaped, bowllike, box, broaching, casuistic, cave, cave in, cavelike, cavern, cavernous, cell, cellule, chamber, characterless, chasm, check, clear, clearing, cleft, cold, colorable, colorless, compartment, concave, concaved, concavity, contralto, costly, counterfeit, crack, crater, craterlike, crevasse, crib, crypt, cup, cup-shaped, cupped, cymbiform, cynical, dale, dead, deceitful, deceptive, deep, deep-echoing, deep-pitched, deep-toned, deepmouthed, dell, dent, dented, depth, devoid, dig out, dig up, dip, disclosure, dish, dish-shaped, dished, dishing, dishlike, dishonest, disingenuous, dismal, draggy, drearisome, dreary, dredge, dry, dryasdust, dull, dusty, effete, elephantine, empty-headed, empty-minded, empty-pated, empty-skulled, enclosed space, etiolated, excavate, excavation, fade, fallacious, famished, fatuitous, fatuous, featureless, feigned, fenestra, fistula, flat, fold, follicle, fontanel, foramen, fraudulent, fruitless, funnel chest, funnel-breasted, funnel-chested, funnel-shaped, furrow, futile, gap, gape, gat, glen, gouge, grave, gulf, heavy, hiatus, ho-hum, hold, hollow out, hollow shell, hollowed, hungry, idle, illusive, impression, inane, incurve, incurved, incurving, incurvous, indentation, indented, ineffective, inexcitable, infundibular, infundibuliform, inlet, insincere, insipid, interval, jejune, jesuitic, lacuna, laying open, leaden, leak, lifeless, low, low-pitched, low-spirited, manger, mealymouthed, mendacious, muffled, navicular, naviform, null, null and void, opening, opening up, orifice, otiose, outlet, overrefined, oversubtle, pale, pallid, passageway, pedestrian, pew, philosophistic, pit, plausible, plodding, pocket, pointless, poky, ponderous, pore, profitless, punch bowl, rattlebrained, rattleheaded, ravenous, retire, retiring, retreat, retreating, reverberant, sag, saucer-shaped, scaphoid, scatterbrained, scoop, scyphate, senseless, sepulchral, shaft, sham, shell, sink, sinkage, sinkhole, sinus, slot, slow, socket, solemn, sophistic, sophistical, space, specious, spiritless, split, spoonlike, spurious, stall, starved, sterile, stiff, stodgy, stoma, stuffy, sunk, sunken, superficial, tasteless, tedious, throwing open, toneless, tongue in cheek, trough, unavailing, uncandid, uncorking, unfrank, unlively, unprofitable, unrelieved, unserious, unstopping, vacuity, vacuous, valley, valueless, vapid, vault, void, vug, well, white, with nothing inside, without content, wooden, worthless, yawn, yawning abyss
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