HyperDic: hole

English > 10 senses of the word hole:
NOUNobjectholean opening into or through something
artifactholean opening deliberately made in or through something
artifacthole, golf holeone playing period (from tee to green) on a golf course
shapeholean unoccupied space
objecthole, hollowa depression hollowed out of solid matter
stateholea fault
statehole, fix, jam, mess, muddle, pickle, kettle of fishinformal terms for a difficult situation
bodyhole, trap, cakehole, maw, yap, gobinformal terms for the mouth
VERBcontacthole, hole outhit the ball into the hole
contactholemake holes in
hole > pronunciation
Soundshhow'l
Rhymesamphibole ... whole: 76 rhymes with owl...
English > hole: 10 senses > noun 1, object
MeaningAn opening into or through something.
NarrowerapertureA natural opening in something
bolt-holeA hole through which an animal may bolt when pursued into its burrow or den
bullet holeA hole made by a bullet passing through it
crannyA small opening or crevice (especially in a rock face or wall)
knotholeA hole in a board where a knot came out
leakAn accidental hole that allows something (fluid or light etc.) to enter or escape
ozone holeAn area of the ozone layer (near the poles) that is seasonally depleted of ozone
perforationA hole made in something
ratholeA hole (as in the wall of a building) made by rats
Broaderopening, gapAn open or empty space in or between things
Spanishagujero, cavidad, hoyo, hueco, orificio
Catalancavitat, forat, orifici
Adjectivesholeyallowing passage / passage in and out
Verbsholemake holes in
English > hole: 10 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningAn opening deliberately made in or through something.
Narrowerair holeA hole that allows the passage of air
armholeA hole through which you put your arm and where a sleeve can be attached
bungholeA hole in a barrel or cask
buttonhole, button holeA hole through which buttons are pushed
countersinkA hole (usually in wood) with the top part enlarged so that a screw or bolt will fit into it and lie below the surface
cupThe hole (or metal container in the hole) on a golf green
ear holeA hole (as in a helmet) for sound to reach the ears
eyeA small hole or loop (as in a needle)
eyelet, eyeholeA small hole (usually round and finished around the edges) in cloth or leather for the passage of a cord or hook or bar
finger holeA hole for inserting a finger
finger holeOne of a series of holes in a woodwind instrument
hawse, hawsehole, hawsepipeThe hole that an anchor rope passes through
keyholeThe hole where a key is inserted
loopholeA small hole in a fortified wall
lubber's holehole in a platform on a mast through which a sailor / sailor can climb without going out on the shrouds
manholeA hole (usually with a flush cover) through which a person can gain access to an underground structure
mortise, morticeA square hole made to receive a tenon and so to form a joint
mouth holeA hole (as in a ski mask) for the mouth
nail holeA hole left after a nail is removed
peephole, spyhole, eyeholeA hole (in a door or an oven etc) through which you can peep
perforationA line of small holes for tearing at a particular place
plugholeA hole into which a plug fits (especially a hole where water drains away)
posthole, post holeA hole dug in the ground to hold a fence post
punctureA small hole made by a sharp object
sound holeA hole in a soundboard (as of a violin) designed to resonate with the tones
thumbholeThe hole in a woodwind that is closed and opened with the thumb
vent, venthole, vent-hole, blowholeA hole for the escape of gas or air
BroaderopeningA vacant or unobstructed space that is man-made
Spanishagujero, cavidad, hueco, orificio
Catalancavitat, forat, orifici
Verbsholemake holes in
English > hole: 10 senses > noun 3, artifact
MeaningOne playing period (from tee to green) on a golf course.
Example"he played 18 holes"
Synonymgolf hole
Part ofgolf course, links coursecourse consisting of a large landscaped area for playing golf
NarrowerdoglegA golf hole with a sharp angle in the fairway
Broaderplaying period, period of play, play(in games or plays or other performances) the time during which play proceeds
Spanishhoyo
Verbsholehit the ball into the hole
English > hole: 10 senses > noun 4, shape
MeaningAn unoccupied space.
NarrowerporeAny tiny hole admitting passage of a liquid / liquid (fluid or gas)
BroaderspaceAn empty area (usually bounded in some way between things)
Spanishagujero
Catalanforat
English > hole: 10 senses > noun 5, object
MeaningA depression hollowed out of solid matter.
Synonymhollow
Narrowerburrow, tunnelA hole made by an animal, usually for shelter / shelter
gopher holeA hole in the ground made by gophers
kettle hole, kettle(geology) a hollow (typically filled by a lake) that results from the melting of a mass of ice trapped in glacial deposits
pit, cavityA sizeable hole (usually in the ground)
pothole, chuckholeA pit or hole produced by wear or weathering (especially in a road surface)
rabbit burrow, rabbit holeA hole in the ground as a nest made by wild rabbits
wormholehole made by a burrowing worm
Broadernatural depression, depressionA sunken or depressed geological formation
Spanishhoya, hoyo, hueco, socavón
Catalanclot, foia, forat, sot
English > hole: 10 senses > noun 6, state
MeaningA fault.
Example"he shot holes in my argument"
Broaderdefect, fault, flawAn imperfection in an object or machine
Spanishgrieta
English > hole: 10 senses > noun 7, state
Meaninginformal terms for a difficult situation.
Synonymsfix, jam, mess, muddle, pickle, kettle of fish
Narrowerdog's breakfast, dog's dinnerA poor job
BroaderdifficultyA condition or state of affairs almost beyond one's ability to deal with and requiring great effort to bear or overcome
Spanishatolladero, berenjenal, embrollo, enredo, lío, maraña, taco
Catalanbatibull, embolic, embull, galimaties, garbuix, merder
English > hole: 10 senses > noun 8, body
Meaninginformal terms for the mouth.
Synonymstrap, cakehole, maw, yap, gob
Broadermouth, oral cavity, oral fissure, rima orisThe opening through which food is taken in and vocalizations emerge
Spanishboca, ladrido, morro, pico, Yap
Catalanbec, estómac
English > hole: 10 senses > verb 1, contact
Meaninghit the ball into the hole.
PatternSomebody ----s
Synonymhole out
Categorygolf, golf gameA game / game played on a large open course with 9 or 18 holes
BroaderhitCause to move by striking
Nounsholeone playing period (from tee to green) on a golf course
English > hole: 10 senses > verb 2, contact
Meaningmake holes in.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Broaderhollow, hollow out, core outRemove the interior of
Spanishagujerear
Catalanforadar
Nounsholean opening deliberately made in or through something
holean opening into or through something

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