Definition of Hole

1. Noun. An opening into or through something.

Specialized synonyms: Aperture, Bolt-hole, Bullet Hole, Cranny, Leak, Ozone Hole, Perforation, Rathole, Knothole
Generic synonyms: Gap, Opening
Derivative terms: Holey



2. Verb. Hit the ball into the hole.
Exact synonyms: Hole Out
Category relationships: Golf, Golf Game
Generic synonyms: Hit

3. Noun. An opening deliberately made in or through something.

4. Verb. Make holes in.
Generic synonyms: Core Out, Hollow, Hollow Out

5. Noun. One playing period (from tee to green) on a golf course. "He played 18 holes"
Exact synonyms: Golf Hole
Specialized synonyms: Dogleg
Group relationships: Golf Course, Links Course
Generic synonyms: Period Of Play, Play, Playing Period

6. Noun. An unoccupied space.
Generic synonyms: Space
Specialized synonyms: Pore

7. Noun. A depression hollowed out of solid matter.
Exact synonyms: Hollow
Specialized synonyms: Burrow, Tunnel, Gopher Hole, Kettle, Kettle Hole, Cavity, Pit, Chuckhole, Pothole, Rabbit Burrow, Rabbit Hole, Wormhole
Generic synonyms: Depression, Natural Depression
Derivative terms: Hollow, Hollow, Hollow

8. Noun. A fault. "He shot holes in my argument"
Generic synonyms: Defect, Fault, Flaw

9. Noun. Informal terms for a difficult situation. "He made a muddle of his marriage"
Exact synonyms: Fix, Jam, Kettle Of Fish, Mess, Muddle, Pickle
Generic synonyms: Difficulty
Specialized synonyms: Dog's Breakfast, Dog's Dinner

10. Noun. Informal terms for the mouth.
Exact synonyms: Cakehole, Gob, Maw, Trap, Yap
Generic synonyms: Mouth, Oral Cavity, Oral Fissure, Rima Oris

Definition of Hole

1. a. Whole.

2. n. 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.

3. v. t. To cut, dig, or bore a hole or holes in; as, to hole a post for the insertion of rails or bars.

4. v. i. To go or get into a hole.

5. n. 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.

Definition of Hole

1. Noun. A hollow spot in a surface. ¹

2. Noun. An opening in a solid. ¹

3. Noun. (golf) A subsurface standard-size hole, also called cup, hitting the ball into which is the object of play. Each hole, of which there are usually eighteen as the standard on a full course, is located on a prepared surface, called the green, of a particular type grass. ¹

4. Noun. (golf) The part of a game in which a player attempts to hit the ball into one of the holes. ¹

5. Noun. (archeology slang) An excavation pit or trench. ¹

6. Noun. (figuratively) A weakness, a flaw ¹

7. Noun. (informal) A container or receptacle. ¹

8. Noun. (physics) In semiconductors, a lack of an electron in an occupied band behaving like a positively charged particle. ¹

9. Noun. (computing) A security vulnerability in software which can be taken advantage of by an exploit. ¹

10. Noun. (context: slang anatomy) An orifice, in particular the anus. ¹

11. Noun. (informal) A high-security prison cell, often used as punishment. ¹

12. Noun. (slang) An undesirable place to live or visit; a hovel ¹

13. Noun. (baseball) The rear portion of the defensive team between the shortstop and the third baseman. ¹

14. Verb. (transitive) To make holes in (an object or surface). ¹

15. Verb. (transitive by extension) To destroy. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hole

1. to make a hole (a cavity in a solid) [v HOLED, HOLING, HOLES]

Medical Definition of Hole

1. 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. "The foxes have holes, . . . But the Son of man hath not where to lay his head." (Luke ix. 58) Synonym: Hollow, concavity, aperture, rent, fissure, crevice, orifice, interstice, perforation, excavation, pit, cave, den, cell. Hole and corner, clandestine, underhand. "The wretched trickery of hole and corner buffery. " . Hole board, a board having holes through which cords pass which lift certain warp threads. Synonym: compass board. Origin: 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. Hal, Icel. Hola; prob. From the root of AS. Helan to conceal. See Hele, Hell, and cf. Hold of a ship. (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hole

holdout
holdouts
holdover
holdovers
holds
holds a candle
holds back
holds fire
holds off
holds out
holds true
holds up
holdup
holdup man
holdups
hole (current term)
hole-and-corner
hole-and-corner(a)
hole-in-corner
hole-in-the-wall
hole-in-the-walls
hole card
hole cards
hole in one
hole in retina
hole in the ground
hole out
hole punch
hole punches
hole state

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