HyperDic: hollow

English > 9 senses of the word hollow:
NOUNshapehollowa cavity or space in something
objecthollow, hollera small valley between mountains
objecthollow, holea depression hollowed out of solid matter
ADJECTIVEallhollownot solid
allhollowas if echoing in a hollow space
allhollow, empty, vacuousdevoid of significance or point
allhollowlacking in substance or character
VERBcontacthollow, excavate, digremove the inner part or the core of
contacthollow, hollow out, core outremove the interior of
hollow > pronunciation
Soundshhaa'low
Rhymesafterglow ... yellow: 77 rhymes with low...
English > hollow: 9 senses > adjective 1
Meaningnot solid; having a space or gap / gap or cavity.
Examples
  • "a hollow wall"
  • "a hollow tree"
  • "hollow cheeks"
  • "his face became gaunter and more hollow with each year"
Attribute ofsoliditystate of having the interior filled with matter
NarrowercavernousBeing or suggesting a cavern
deep-set, sunken, recessedHaving a sunken area
fistular, fistulate, fistulousHollow and tube-shaped like a reed
tubular, cannular, tubelike, tube-shaped, vasiformConstituting a tube
See alsoemptyholding or containing nothing
Oppositesolidentirely / entirely of one substance with no holes inside
Spanishhueco
Catalanbuit
Nounshollowa depression hollowed out of solid matter
hollowa small valley between mountains
hollowa cavity or space in something
hollownessthe state of being hollow
English > hollow: 9 senses > adjective 2
MeaningAs if echoing in a hollow space.
Example"the hollow sound of footsteps in the empty ballroom"
BroaderreverberantHaving a tendency to reverberate or be repeatedly reflected
Spanishresonante, sordo
Adverbshollowlyin a hollow manner
English > hollow: 9 senses > adjective 3
MeaningDevoid of significance or point.
Example "a hollow victory"
Synonymsempty, vacuous
Broadermeaningless, nonmeaningfulHaving no meaning / meaning or direction or purpose
Spanishvacío, vano
Catalanbuit, va
Nounshollownessthe quality of not being open or truthful
Adverbshollowlyin a hollow manner
English > hollow: 9 senses > adjective 4
MeaningLacking in substance or character.
Example"a hollow person"
Broaderinsubstantial, unsubstantial, unreallacking material form or substance
English > hollow: 9 senses > noun 1, shape
MeaningA cavity or space in something.
Example"hunger had caused the hollows in their cheeks"
Broadercavity, enclosed spaceSpace that is surrounded by something
Spanishhueco
Catalanclot
Adjectiveshollownot solid
English > hollow: 9 senses > noun 2, object
MeaningA small valley between mountains.
Example"he built himself a cabin in a hollow high up in the Appalachians"
Synonymholler
Narrowerdell, dingleA small wooded hollow
Broadervalley, valeA long depression in the surface of the land that usually contains a river
Spanishhondonada
Catalanfondalada
Adjectiveshollownot solid
English > hollow: 9 senses > noun 3, object
MeaningA depression hollowed out of solid matter.
Synonymhole
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
Adjectiveshollownot solid
Verbshollowremove the interior of
hollowremove the inner part or the core of
English > hollow: 9 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningRemove the inner part or the core of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsexcavate, dig
NarrowerdriveExcavate horizontally
trench, ditchcut a trench in, as for drainage
Broaderremove, take, take away, withdrawRemove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
Spanishcavar, excavar
Catalancavar
Nounshollowa depression hollowed out of solid matter
English > hollow: 9 senses > verb 2, contact
MeaningRemove the interior of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
ModelThey hollow the trees
Example"hollow out a tree trunk"
Synonymshollow out, core out
Narrowercave, underminehollow out as if making a cave or opening
cavern, cavern outhollow out as if making a cavern
coreRemove the core or center from
dig, dig outcreate by digging
excavateform by hollowing
holemake holes in
rout, gougemake a groove in
scallop, scollopform scallops in
scoop outhollow out with a scoop
suck in, draw indraw in as if by suction
Broaderemptymake void or empty of contents
Spanishahuecar, excavar
Catalanexcavar
Nounshollowa depression hollowed out of solid matter

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