Definitions for HOLEhoʊl
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
holehoʊl(n.; v.)holed, hol•ing.
(n.)an opening through something; gap:
a hole in the roof.
a hollow place in a solid mass; cavity:
a hole in the ground.
the excavated habitation of an animal; burrow.
a cramped or shabby place of habitation.
a place of solitary confinement; dungeon.
an embarrassing position or predicament.
a small harbor; cove.
a fault; flaw:
serious holes in your reasoning.
a deep, still place in a stream:
a swimming hole.
the circular opening in a golfing green into which the ball is to be played. a part of a golf course including fairway, rough, and hazards. the play on such a part considered as a unit of scoring.
We need someone to fill a hole in our department.
Category: Common Vocabulary, Informal
a mobile vacancy in the electronic structure of a semiconductor that acts as a positive charge carrier and has mass equivalent to the electron.
Category: Electronics, Electricity and Magnetism
(v.t.)to make a hole in.
to put or drive into a hole.
(v.i.)to make a hole in something.
hole out, to strike a golf ball into a hole.
Category: Verb Phrase, Sport
hole up, to retire into a hole or cave for the winter. to hide from or as if from pursuers; take refuge.
Category: Verb Phrase
Idioms for hole:
hole in the wall,a small or confining place.
in a or the hole, in straitened circumstances. dealt facedown in the first round in a game of stud poker.
Category: Games, Idiom
pick a hole or holes in,to notice and point out flaws in.
Origin of hole:
bef. 900; ME; OE hol, orig. neut. of hol (adj.) hollow, c. OFris, OS, OHG hol, ON holr
an opening into or through something
an opening deliberately made in or through something
hole, golf hole(noun)
one playing period (from tee to green) on a golf course
"he played 18 holes"
an unoccupied space
a depression hollowed out of solid matter
"he shot holes in my argument"
fix, hole, jam, mess, muddle, pickle, kettle of fish(noun)
informal terms for a difficult situation
"he got into a terrible fix"; "he made a muddle of his marriage"
trap, cakehole, hole, maw, yap, gob(verb)
informal terms for the mouth
hole, hole out(verb)
hit the ball into the hole
make holes in
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a deep hollow area in the ground
The children dug a huge hole in the sand.; a rabbit hole
a gap or opening
a hole in the fence; You have a hole in your pants
in golf, one of the small round openings in the ground that players try to get the ball into
the ninth hole
owing money; in debt
We're $2,000 in the hole.
A hollow spot in a surface.
Get some popcorn out of that popcorn bucket hole.
An opening in a solid.
Thereu2019s a hole in my bucket.
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.
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.
An excavation pit or trench.
A weakness, a flaw
I have found a hole in your argument.
A container or receptacle.
car hole; brain hole
In semiconductors, a lack of an electron in an occupied band behaving like a positively charged particle.
A security vulnerability in software which can be taken advantage of by an exploit.
To make holes in (an object or surface).
Shrapnel holed the ship's hull.
She completely holed the argument.
An orifice, in particular the anus.
A high-security prison cell, often used as punishment.
An undesirable place to live or visit; a hovel
His apartment is a hole!
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.
Origin: from hol 'orifice, hollow place', from hulan (compare hool, Höhle, holr), noun form of hulaz 'hollow'. More at hollow.
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
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
to cut, dig, or bore a hole or holes in; as, to hole a post for the insertion of rails or bars
to drive into a hole, as an animal, or a billiard ball
to go or get into a hole
Hole was an American alternative rock band that formed in Los Angeles, California in 1989. The band was fronted by vocalist, lyricist, and rhythm guitarist Courtney Love, who formed Hole with lead guitarist Eric Erlandson. Hole had a revolving line-up of bassists and drummers, their most prolific being drummer Patty Schemel, and bassists Kristen Pfaff and Melissa Auf der Maur. Hole achieved considerable commercial and critical success throughout the 1990s, initially releasing singles through independent labels and debuting with their caustic noise rock-influenced Pretty on the Inside, and later gaining critical acclaim for their 1994 album Live Through This. The band began to incorporate elements of power pop into their sound in the late 1990s, specifically on their third album, Celebrity Skin, which went on to be their most commercially successful release, garnering them widespread critical attention and several Grammy nominations. The group officially disbanded in 2002 and its members began solo careers and other projects. In 2009, Love announced she was reforming Hole as the sole returning member. Erlandson, however, stated that no reunion could take place contractually without mutual involvement. On January 1, 2010, a website promoting Hole's latest release, Nobody's Daughter, was launched, with links to various social media pages. Despite the dispute between Erlandson and Love, Nobody's Daughter was released in April 2010, and the reformed band toured extensively in Europe and North America. In November 2012, however, Love stated on her Twitter account that she was working now under her own name as a solo artist, and that "Hole is dead".
The New Hacker's Dictionary
A region in an otherwise flat entity which is not actually present. For example, some Unix filesystems can store large files with holes so that unused regions of the file are never actually stored on disk. (In techspeak, these are referred to as ‘sparse’ files.) As another example, the region of memory in IBM PCs reserved for memory-mapped I/O devices which may not actually be present is called ‘the I/O hole’, since memory-management systems must skip over this area when filling user requests for memory.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'HOLE' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2404
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'HOLE' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1503
Rank popularity for the word 'HOLE' in Nouns Frequency: #651
Translations for HOLE
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
an opening or gap in or through something
a hole in the fence; holes in my socks.
- buracoPortuguese (BR)
- das LochGerman
- חוֹר, בּוֹרHebrew
- hola, gatIcelandic
- hull, sprekkNorwegian
- 破洞Chinese (Trad.)
- діра, діркаUkrainian
- چھید، سوراخUrdu
- lỗ thủng; lỗ hổngVietnamese
- 破洞Chinese (Simp.)
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