Definitions for: Hole


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



Webster (1913) Definition: Hole (h[=o]l), a.
Whole. [Obs.] --Chaucer.


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.
--Tennyson.

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.
--Dryden.

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.


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.


Hole, v. i.
To go or get into a hole. --B. Jonson.

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

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