Definitions for Hollowˈhɒl oʊ
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
hol•lowˈhɒl oʊ(adj.; n.; v.; adv.)-low•er, -low•est
(adj.)having a space or cavity inside; empty:
a hollow sphere.
having a depression or concavity:
a hollow surface.
a hollow voice.
a hollow victory.
(n.)an empty space within something; hole; cavity.
a shallow valley.
(v.t.)to make hollow (often fol. by out).
to form by hollowing action (often fol. by out):
to hollow a place in the sand.
(v.i.)to become hollow.
(adv.)in a hollow manner:
The accusations rang hollow.
Origin of hollow:
bef. 900; ME holw(e),holow, OE holh a hollow place; akin to hole
a cavity or space in something
"hunger had caused the hollows in their cheeks"
a small valley between mountains
"he built himself a cabin in a hollow high up in the Appalachians"
a depression hollowed out of solid matter
not solid; having a space or gap or cavity
"a hollow wall"; "a hollow tree"; "hollow cheeks"; "his face became gaunter and more hollow with each year"
as if echoing in a hollow space
"the hollow sound of footsteps in the empty ballroom"
empty, hollow, vacuous(verb)
devoid of significance or point
"empty promises"; "a hollow victory"; "vacuous comments"
excavate, dig, hollow(verb)
remove the inner part or the core of
"the mining company wants to excavate the hillside"
hollow, hollow out, core out(verb)
remove the interior of
"hollow out a tree trunk"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
an old hollow tree trunk
insincere or insignificant
a hollow victory; hollow promises
He had hollow cheeks.
having an empty space or cavity, natural or artificial, within a solid substance; not solid; excavated in the interior; as, a hollow tree; a hollow sphere
depressed; concave; gaunt; sunken
reverberated from a cavity, or resembling such a sound; deep; muffled; as, a hollow roar
not sincere or faithful; false; deceitful; not sound; as, a hollow heart; a hollow friend
a cavity, natural or artificial; an unfilled space within anything; a hole, a cavern; an excavation; as the hollow of the hand or of a tree
a low spot surrounded by elevations; a depressed part of a surface; a concavity; a channel
to make hollow, as by digging, cutting, or engraving; to excavate
wholly; completely; utterly; -- chiefly after the verb to beat, and often with all; as, this story beats the other all hollow. See All, adv
to shout; to hollo
to urge or call by shouting
Translations for Hollow
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
having an empty space in it
a hollow tree; Bottles, pipes and tubes are hollow.
- ocoPortuguese (BR)
- ميان تهیFarsi
- vuoto, cavoItalian
- 속이 빈Korean
- drevėtas, tuščiavidurisLithuanian
- tukšs; dobs; caursLatvian
- geronggang; beronggaMalay
- pusty, wydrążonyPolish
- ميان تهیPersian
- gol, scobit, dogitRomanian
- boş, oyuk, çukurTurkish
- 中空的Chinese (Trad.)
- порожній; пустийUkrainian
- 中空的Chinese (Simp.)
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