What does HOLE mean?

Definitions for HOLEhoʊl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word HOLE.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hole(noun)

    an opening into or through something

  2. hole(noun)

    an opening deliberately made in or through something

  3. hole, golf hole(noun)

    one playing period (from tee to green) on a golf course

    "he played 18 holes"

  4. hole(noun)

    an unoccupied space

  5. hole, hollow(noun)

    a depression hollowed out of solid matter

  6. hole(noun)

    a fault

    "he shot holes in my argument"

  7. 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"

  8. trap, cakehole, hole, maw, yap, gob(verb)

    informal terms for the mouth

  9. hole, hole out(verb)

    hit the ball into the hole

  10. hole(verb)

    make holes in


  1. hole(Noun)

    A hollow spot in a surface.

    Get some popcorn out of that popcorn bucket hole.

  2. hole(Noun)

    An opening in a solid.

    Thereu2019s a hole in my bucket.

  3. hole(Noun)

    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.

  4. hole(Noun)

    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.

  5. hole(Noun)

    An excavation pit or trench.

  6. hole(Noun)

    A weakness, a flaw

    I have found a hole in your argument.

  7. hole(Noun)

    A container or receptacle.

    car hole; brain hole

  8. hole(Noun)

    In semiconductors, a lack of an electron in an occupied band behaving like a positively charged particle.

  9. hole(Noun)

    A security vulnerability in software which can be taken advantage of by an exploit.

  10. hole(Verb)

    To make holes in (an object or surface).

    Shrapnel holed the ship's hull.

  11. hole(Verb)

    To destroy.

    She completely holed the argument.

  12. hole(Noun)

    An orifice, in particular the anus.

  13. hole(Noun)

    A high-security prison cell, often used as punishment.

  14. hole(Noun)

    An undesirable place to live or visit; a hovel

    His apartment is a hole!

  15. hole(Noun)

    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.

  16. Origin: from hol 'orifice, hollow place', from hulan (compare hool, Höhle, holr), noun form of hulaz 'hollow'. More at hollow.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hole(adj)


  2. Hole(noun)

    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. Hole(noun)

    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

  4. Hole(noun)

    to cut, dig, or bore a hole or holes in; as, to hole a post for the insertion of rails or bars

  5. Hole(noun)

    to drive into a hole, as an animal, or a billiard ball

  6. Hole(verb)

    to go or get into a hole

  7. Origin: [AS. holian. See Hole, n.]


  1. 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".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Hole

    hōl, n. a hollow place: a cavity: an opening in a solid body: a pit: a subterfuge: a means of escape: a difficult situation: a scrape: a place of hiding, a mean lodging, a secret room for some disreputable business: (golf) one of the holes, 4 in. in diameter, into which the ball is played, also the distance between any two holes.—v.t. to form holes in: to drive into a hole.—v.i. to go into a hole.—adj. Hole′-and-cor′ner, secret: underhand.—ns. Hōling-axe, a narrow axe for cutting holes in posts; Hōling-pick, a pick used in under-cutting coal.—A hole in one's coat, a stain on a person's reputation; Put a person in a hole, to put him in a position from which he cannot easily extricate himself; Toad in the hole, meat baked in batter, &c. [A.S. hol, a hole, cavern; Dut. hol, Dan. hul, Ger. hohl, hollow; conn. with Gr. koilos, hollow.]

  2. Hole

    adj. (Spens.) whole.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. hole

    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.

Editors Contribution

  1. hole

    An opening or space of a specific size that is created as a vital as part of an industrial process.

    Plastic molding machines and tools have a hole in a specific place for the plastic to be expressed into the tool. In mining and oil drilling a hole has to be created to extract the ore or oil from its location.

  2. hole

    An opening or space of a specific size that is a vital part of the design of a tool, piece of equipment, machinery or product.

    A candy floss machine has a hole for the floss to come out incorporated into the machine design. A pipe has a hole in it for a fluid, liquid or gas to move through as part of its design.

  3. hole

    For a person to create an opening or space as part of a vital process with a piece of equipment, tool or machinery.

    To hang a picture some people use a drill to create a hole to put the wall plug into so the screw can be inserted after. Construction workers create a hole with equipment or machinery to lay pipes, cables etc.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'HOLE' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2404

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'HOLE' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1503

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'HOLE' in Nouns Frequency: #651


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of HOLE in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of HOLE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Christian Leathley:

    We’re in a black hole.

  2. J. Michael Straczynski:

    There is a hole in your mind.

  3. CaddyShack:

    Carl Spackler IT'S IN THE HOLE.

  4. Walter Jones:

    When that rat hole is Afghanistan.

  5. Jordan Spieth:

    Two shots can be made up in one hole.

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