NounHole (plural Holes)
- A hollow spot in a surface.
- Get some popcorn out of that popcorn bucket hole.
- An opening in a solid.
- There’s a hole in my bucket.
- (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.
- (golf) The part of a game in which a player attempts to hit the ball into one of the holes.
- I played 18 holes yesterday. The second hole today cost me three strokes over par.
- (archaeology, slang) An excavation pit or trench.
- (figuratively) A weakness, a flaw
- I have found a hole in your argument.
- (informal) A container or receptacle.
- car hole; brain hole
- (physics) In semiconductors, a lack of an electron in an occupied band behaving like a positively charged particle.
- (computing) A security vulnerability in software which can be taken advantage of by an exploit.
- (slang anatomy) An orifice, in particular the anus.
- (informal) A high-security prison cell, often used as punishment.
- (slang) An undesirable place to live or visit; a hovel
- His apartment is a hole!
- (baseball) The rear portion of the defensive team between the shortstop and the third baseman.
- The shortstop ranged deep into the hole to make the stop.
- See also Thesaurus:hole
- (transitive) To make holes in (an object or surface).
- Shrapnel holed the ship's hull.
- (transitive, by extention) To destroy.
- She completely holed the argument.
Adjectives for Hole
huge; nest; shallow; halfway; effective; deep; ragged; obvious; death-spitting; occasional; furtive; treacherous; dull; ghastly; obscure; ominous; vast; circular; expansive; inmost; gaping.
Verbs for Hole
bore—; burrow—; conceal—; drill—; drive —; escape—; excavate—; hollow—; lurk in —; perforate—; pick —s; pierce—; plant in —; plug—; rot in—; sink into—; smother in —; thrust into—.
Augean stables, Babylon, CAT, Gomorrah, Sodom, abode, abri, abysm, abyss, aerospace, aerosphere, air hole, air pocket, airspace, alveolation, alveolus, antre, antrum, aperture, area, armpit, arroyo, asylum, auger, basement, basin, bearings, bench mark, bind, bite, blemish, blind alley, bolt-hole, booth, bordello, bore, bowl, box, box canyon, breach, break, brig, broach, broaching, brothel, bug, bump, bunker, burrow, cache, cage, canyon, catch, catch-22, cathouse, cave, cavern, cavity, ceiling, cell, cellar, cellarage, cellule, chamber, chap, chasm, check, chimney, chink, clearing, cleft, cleuch, clip joint, clough, coal bin, col, compartment, concave, concavity, concealment, corner, couch, coulee, couloir, countersink, cove, cover, covert, coverture, crack, cranny, crater, crevasse, crevice, crib, crosswind, crypt, cubby, cubbyhole, cul-de-sac, cup, cut, cwm, cyclone cellar, dark corner, dead end, dead-end street, deadlock, deep, defect, defection, deficiency, defile, dell, den, den of iniquity, den of thieves, dent, depression, depth, difficulty, dike, dilemma, dip, disclosure, discontinuity, discrepancy, disrupt, district, ditch, dive, doghouse, donga, donjon, draw, drawback, drill, dugout, dump, dungeon, earth, empierce, emplacement, empty space, enclosed space, error, excavation, extremity, failing, failure, fallacy, fault, faute, favorable wind, fenestra, fissure, fistula, fix, flaw, fleshpots, flume, fog, foible, fold, follicle, fontanel, foramen, form, foxhole, fracture, frailty, front, funk hole, funnel chest, furrow, gap, gape, gash, gat, goal, gore, gorge, gouge, gouge out, grand slam, groove, grot, grotto, gulch, gulf, gully, gyp joint, halt, head wind, hellhole, hiatus, hideaway, hideout, hidey hole, hiding, hiding place, high-pressure area, hit, hold, hole in one, hollow, hollow shell, home run, homer, honeycomb, hot water, hovel, hut, impale, impasse, imperfection, impression, inadequacy, incision, inconsistency, indentation, infirmity, inlet, interstice, interval, ionosphere, jail, jetstream, joint, keep, kink, kloof, lacuna, lair, lance, latitude and longitude, laying open, leak, lieu, little problem, locale, locality, location, locus, lodge, loophole, low-pressure area, manger, mess, mew, mistake, moat, muddle, needle, niche, nook, notch, nullah, open, opening, opening up, orifice, oubliette, outlet, overcast, pass, passage, passageway, penetrate, perforate, perforation, pesthole, pew, pickle, pierce, pigeonhole, pigpen, pigsty, pinch, pink, pinpoint, pit, place, placement, plague spot, playhouse, plight, pocket, point, pore, position, potato cellar, predicament, prick, prison, problem, punch, punch bowl, puncture, ravine, ream, ream out, recess, refuge, region, rent, retreat, riddle, rift, rime, rip, rookery, roughness, run, run through, rupture, sanctuary, scissure, scoop, score, scrape, seam, secret place, sewer, shack, shaft, shanty, shell, shortcoming, sink, sink of corruption, sinus, site, situation, situs, skewer, slam, slit, slot, slum, snag, socket, something missing, soup, space, spear, spike, spit, split, sporting house, spot, stab, stable, stalemate, stall, stand, standstill, stash, stead, stews, stick, stoma, stop, storm cellar, stratosphere, strike, sty, subbasement, substratosphere, subterrane, subway, tail wind, taint, tap, tear, tenement, the slums, throwing open, tight spot, tight squeeze, touchdown, transfix, transpierce, trench, trepan, trephine, tropopause, troposphere, trouble, trough, tumbledown shack, tunnel, turbulence, uncorking, undercovert, unstopping, vacancy, vacuity, vacuum, valley, vault, vent, visibility, visibility zero, void, vug, vulnerable place, wadi, warren, weak link, weak point, weakness, well, whereabout, whereabouts, whorehouse, wine cellar, yawn, yawning abyss
Middle English, from Old English hol 'orifice, hollow place', from Proto-Germanic *hulan (compare Middle Dutch hool, German Höhle, Old Norse holr), noun form of Proto-Germanic *hulaz 'hollow'. More at hollow.
- (RP) IPA: /həʊl/, SAMPA: /h@Ul/
- (US) enPR: hōl, IPA: /hoʊl/, SAMPA: /hoUl/
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- Rhymes: -əʊl
- Homophones: whole (depends on accent)
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- IPA: /ˈhoːlə/