What does Hollow mean?

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ˈhɒl oʊHol·low

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hollow(noun)

    a cavity or space in something

    "hunger had caused the hollows in their cheeks"

  2. hollow, holler(noun)

    a small valley between mountains

    "he built himself a cabin in a hollow high up in the Appalachians"

  3. hole, hollow(adj)

    a depression hollowed out of solid matter

  4. hollow(adj)

    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"

  5. hollow(adj)

    as if echoing in a hollow space

    "the hollow sound of footsteps in the empty ballroom"

  6. empty, hollow, vacuous(verb)

    devoid of significance or point

    "empty promises"; "a hollow victory"; "vacuous comments"

  7. excavate, dig, hollow(verb)

    remove the inner part or the core of

    "the mining company wants to excavate the hillside"

  8. hollow, hollow out, core out(verb)

    remove the interior of

    "hollow out a tree trunk"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hollow(adj)

    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

    Etymology: [See Hollo.]

  2. Hollow(adj)

    depressed; concave; gaunt; sunken

    Etymology: [See Hollo.]

  3. Hollow(adj)

    reverberated from a cavity, or resembling such a sound; deep; muffled; as, a hollow roar

    Etymology: [See Hollo.]

  4. Hollow(adj)

    not sincere or faithful; false; deceitful; not sound; as, a hollow heart; a hollow friend

    Etymology: [See Hollo.]

  5. Hollow(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [See Hollo.]

  6. Hollow(noun)

    a low spot surrounded by elevations; a depressed part of a surface; a concavity; a channel

    Etymology: [See Hollo.]

  7. Hollow(verb)

    to make hollow, as by digging, cutting, or engraving; to excavate

    Etymology: [See Hollo.]

  8. Hollow(adverb)

    wholly; completely; utterly; -- chiefly after the verb to beat, and often with all; as, this story beats the other all hollow. See All, adv

    Etymology: [See Hollo.]

  9. Hollow

    hollo

    Etymology: [See Hollo.]

  10. Hollow(verb)

    to shout; to hollo

    Etymology: [See Hollo.]

  11. Hollow(verb)

    to urge or call by shouting

    Etymology: [See Hollo.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Hollow

    hol′ō, adj. vacant: not solid: containing an empty space: sunken: unsound: insincere.—n. a hole: a cavity: any depression in a body: any vacuity: a groove: a channel.—v.t. to make a hole in: to make hollow by digging: to excavate.—adv. completely: clean.—adjs. Holl′ow-eyed, having sunken eyes; Holl′ow-heart′ed, having a hollow or untrue heart: faithless: treacherous.—adv. Holl′owly (Shak.), in a hollow or insincere manner.—ns. Holl′owness, the state of being hollow: cavity: insincerity: treachery; Holl′ow-ware, trade name for hollow articles of iron, as pots and kettles.—Beat hollow, to beat wholly. [A.S. holh, a hollow place—hol. See Hole.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. hollow

    The bore of a rocket. In naval architecture, a name for the fifth or top-timber-sweep (which see). Also, hollow or curved leeches of sails, in contradistinction to straight.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Hollow in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Hollow in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Hollow in a Sentence

  1. Chinese:

    A vacant mind is open to all suggestions, as the hollow mountain returns all sounds.

  2. Leo Buscaglia:

    Love can never grow old. Locks may lose their brown and gold. Cheeks may fade and hollow grow. But the hearts that love will know, never winter's frost and chill, summer's warmth is in them still.

  3. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    Four snakes gliding up and down a hollow for no purpose that I could see -- not to eat, not for love, but only gliding.

  4. Wilkinson Eyre:

    Two of them are still going to be used as flues for the massive, modern energy center that we're going to construct to power the place, the third will remain hollow with a glass roof, and the fourth will house a cylindrical glass elevator that will pop out at the top at a viewing platform.

  5. Ahmed Moosa:

    I have always had doubts about the Saudi family. I always suspected that they are hypocrites and this is now confirmed with what they are doing with this Un-Islamic blockade. These Saudis are from the stock of desert Arabs and are no different from the time of the Messenger of Allâh. Please note I am referring to the leadership known as the Saudi family, not the people of Arabia, which is the proper name of that area mentioned in the Divine Book. Sissi is the same, an enemy of Islam and a hypocrite in the extreme. He is in bed with the yahud and proud of that. He toppled a good man Muhammad Morsi who is a Muslim who I respect. These evil persons do not truly believe in Al-Qur’ân because if they did they would fear the warnings in Allâh’s Book, but because they don’t they do what they want. I quote the following verses from the Divine Book, Al-Qur’ân that I feel are appropriate to these Munafikoon: Surah number 9 ayah 101. “Certain of the desert Arabs round about you are Hypocrites, as well as (desert Arabs) among the Medina folk: they are obstinate in hypocrisy: thou knowest them not: WE (i.e. Allâh) know them: twice shall WE (i.e. Allâh) punish them: and in addition shall they be sent to a grievous penalty.” Surah Munafikoon number 63 ayah 4. “When thou lookest at them, their exteriors please thee; and when they speak thou listenest to their words. They are as (worthless as hollow) pieces of timber propped up, (unable to stand on their own). They think that every cry is against them. They are the enemies; so beware of them. The curse of Allâh be on them! How are they deluded (away from the Truth)!” Surah number 5 verse 32. “On that account: WE (i.e. Allâh) ordained for the Children of Israel that if any one slew a person - unless it be for murder or for spreading mischief In the land - it would be as if he slew the whole people: and if any one saved a life, it would be as if he saved the life of the whole people. Then although there came to them Our (i.e. Allâh’s) messengers with Clear Signs (ayat) , yet, even after that, many of them continued to commit excesses In the land.” Surah 6 ayah 151. “Say: Come, I (i.e. Muhammad) will rehearse what Allâh hath (really) prohibited you from: join not anything as equal with him; be good to your parents; kill not your children on a plea of want;- WE (i.e. Allâh) provide sustenance for you and for them;- come not nigh to shameful deeds, whether open or secret; take not life, which Allâh hath made sacred, except by way of justice and law: thus doth HE (i.e. Allâh) command you, that ye may learn wisdom.” These Munafikoon are destined for hell because the Saudis are killing believers in Yemen, Sissi is killing them in Egypt etc. Surah 4 ayah 93. “If a person kills a believer intentionally, his recompense is Hell, to abide therein (for ever): and the wrath and the curse of Allâh are upon him, and a dreadful penalty is prepared for him.”

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