What does hole mean?

Definitions for hole
hoʊlhole

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. holenoun

    an opening into or through something

  2. holenoun

    an opening deliberately made in or through something

  3. hole, golf holenoun

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

    "he played 18 holes"

  4. holenoun

    an unoccupied space

  5. hole, hollownoun

    a depression hollowed out of solid matter

  6. holenoun

    a fault

    "he shot holes in my argument"

  7. fix, hole, jam, mess, muddle, pickle, kettle of fishnoun

    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, gobverb

    informal terms for the mouth

  9. hole, hole outverb

    hit the ball into the hole

  10. holeverb

    make holes in

Wiktionary

  1. holenoun

    A hollow spot in a surface.

    Get some popcorn out of that popcorn bucket hole.

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

  2. holenoun

    An opening in a solid.

    There's a hole in my bucket.

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

  3. holenoun

    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.

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

  4. holenoun

    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.

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

  5. holenoun

    An excavation pit or trench.

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

  6. holenoun

    A weakness, a flaw

    I have found a hole in your argument.

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

  7. holenoun

    A container or receptacle.

    car hole; brain hole

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

  8. holenoun

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

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

  9. holenoun

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

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

  10. holeverb

    To make holes in (an object or surface).

    Shrapnel holed the ship's hull.

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

  11. holeverb

    To destroy.

    She completely holed the argument.

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

  12. holenoun

    An orifice, in particular the anus.

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

  13. holenoun

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

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

  14. holenoun

    An undesirable place to live or visit; a hovel

    His apartment is a hole!

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

  15. holenoun

    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.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Holeadjective

    whole

    Etymology: [AS. holian. See Hole, n.]

  2. Holenoun

    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

    Etymology: [AS. holian. See Hole, n.]

  3. Holenoun

    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

    Etymology: [AS. holian. See Hole, n.]

  4. Holenoun

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

    Etymology: [AS. holian. See Hole, n.]

  5. Holenoun

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

    Etymology: [AS. holian. See Hole, n.]

  6. Holeverb

    to go or get into a hole

    Etymology: [AS. holian. See Hole, n.]

Freebase

  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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. hole

    A clear open space amongst ice in the Arctic seas.

Rap Dictionary

  1. holenoun

    Vagina.

  2. holenoun

    Gun chamber. "16 in the clip and one in the hole" -- Nate Dogg (Regulate).

  3. holenoun

    Sunroof. "Woodgrain and leather, with a hole" -- Nelly

  4. holenoun

    hole in your Head. (ur Brain)(can be, that meas, that u are stupid.) Don Dave

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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

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Numerology

  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

Examples of hole in a Sentence

  1. Bhagwan Koirala:

    Although it was not a great, complete golf course but the very fact that they could organize even one-hole golf at that altitude of almost 4,000 meters was fun.

  2. Donald Trump:

    Mitt Romney let us down. He should've won that election. He failed. He choked, no different than a golfer who misses a putt on the 18th hole.

  3. Kevin Kisner:

    I started to see the ball actually rolling as it looks like it's supposed to do instead of praying the wind doesn't hit it, so it was a more enjoyable back nine, i'll probably be the same old redneck, pretty aggressive guy I normally am. I'm going to try and make birdie on every hole.

  4. Nigerian Proverb:

    When the mouse laughs at the cat there is a hole nearby.

  5. Australian Hannah Green:

    To hole that putt is really awesome.

Images & Illustrations of hole

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