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Meaning of HOLE

Pronunciation:  howl

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an opening deliberately made in or through something
  2. [n]  one playing period (from tee to green) on a golf course; "he played 18 holes"
  3. [n]  informal terms for the mouth
  4. [n]  an opening into or through something
  5. [n]  a depression hollowed out of solid matter
  6. [n]  an unoccupied space
  7. [n]  informal terms for a difficult situation; "he got into a terrible fix"; "he made a muddle of his marriage"
  8. [n]  a fault; "he shot holes in my argument"
  9. [v]  make holes in
  10. [v]  in golf: hit the ball into the hole

HOLE is a 4 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: cakehole, fix, gob, golf hole, hole out, hollow, jam, kettle of fish, maw, mess, muddle, pickle, trap, yap
 See Also: air hole, aperture, armhole, blowhole, bolt-hole, bullet hole, bunghole, burrow, button hole, buttonhole, cavity, chuckhole, core out, countersink, cranny, cup, defect, depression, difficulty, dogleg, dog's breakfast, dog's dinner, ear hole, eye, eyelet, fault, finger hole, flaw, gap, golf course, golf links, gopher hole, hawse, hawsehole, hawsepipe, hit, hollow, hollow out, keyhole, knothole, leak, links, loophole, lubber's hole, manhole, mortice, mortise, mouth, mouth hole, nail hole, natural depression, opening, opening, oral cavity, oral fissure, ozone hole, peephole, perforation, perforation, period of play, pit, play, playing period, plughole, pore, post hole, posthole, pothole, puncture, rabbit burrow, rabbit hole, rathole, rima oris, sound hole, space, spyhole, thumbhole, tunnel, vent, venthole, wormhole



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Hole\ (h[=o]l), a.
    Whole. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
  2. \Hole\, n. [OE. hol, hole, AS. hol, hole, cavern, from hol,
    a., hollow; akin to D. hol, OHG. hol, G. hohl, Dan. huul
    hollow, hul hole, Sw. h[*a]l, Icel. hola; prob. from the root
    of AS. helan to conceal. See {Hele}, {Hell}, and cf. {Hold}
    of a ship.]
    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 holes where eyes should be.       --Shak.
             The blind walls Were full of chinks and holes.
             The priest took a chest, and bored a hole in the
             lid.                                  --2 Kings xii.
    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.
    Syn: Hollow; concavity; aperture; rent; fissure; crevice;
         orifice; interstice; perforation; excavation; pit; cave;
         den; cell.
    {Hole and corner}, clandestine, underhand. [Colloq.] ``The
       wretched trickery of hole and corner buffery.'' --Dickens.
    {Hole board} (Fancy Weaving), a board having holes through
       which cords pass which lift certain warp threads; --
       called also {compass board}.
  3. \Hole\, v. t. [AS. holian. See {Hole}, n.]
    1. To cut, dig, or bore a hole or holes in; as, to hole a
       post for the insertion of rails or bars. --Chapman.
    2. To drive into a hole, as an animal, or a billiard ball.
  4. \Hole\, v. i.
    To go or get into a hole. --B. Jonson.
Computing Dictionary

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.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a hole in the ground indicates 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. Dreaming that you fall into a hole means 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.
Thesaurus Terms
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