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

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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

holds a candle
holds back
holds fire
holds off
holds out
holds true
holds up
holdup man
hole (current term)
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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