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hole

 (hōl)
n.
1. A hollowed place in something solid; a cavity or pit: dug a hole in the ground with a shovel.
2.
a. An opening or perforation: a hole in the clouds; had a hole in the elbow of my sweater.
b. Sports An opening in a defensive formation, such as the area of a baseball infield between two adjacent fielders.
c. A fault or flaw: There are holes in your argument.
3. A deep place in a body of water.
4. An animal's hollowed-out habitation, such as a burrow.
5. An ugly, squalid, or depressing dwelling.
6. A deep or isolated place of confinement; a dungeon.
7. An awkward situation; a predicament.
8. Sports
a. The small pit lined with a cup into which a golf ball must be hit.
b. One of the divisions of a golf course, from tee to cup.
9. Physics A vacant position in an atom left by the absence of a valence electron, especially a position in a semiconductor that acts as a carrier of positive electric charge. Also called electron hole.
v. holed, hol·ing, holes
v.tr.
1. To put a hole in.
2. To put or propel into a hole.
v.intr.
To make a hole in something.
Phrasal Verbs:
hole out Sports
To hit a golf ball into the hole.
hole up
1. To hibernate in or as if in a hole.
2. Informal To take refuge in or as if in a hideout.
Idiom:
in the hole
1. Having a score below zero.
2. In debt.
3. At a disadvantage.

[Middle English, from Old English hol; see kel-1 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

hole

(həʊl)
n
1. an area hollowed out in a solid
2. an opening made in or through something
3. (Zoology) an animal's hiding place or burrow
4. informal an unattractive place, such as a town or a dwelling
5. informal a cell or dungeon
6. informal US a small anchorage
7. a fault (esp in the phrase pick holes in)
8. slang a difficult and embarrassing situation
9. (Games, other than specified) the cavity in various games into which the ball must be thrust
10. (Golf) (on a golf course)
a. the cup on each of the greens
b. each of the divisions of a course (usually 18) represented by the distance between the tee and a green
c. the score made in striking the ball from the tee into the hole
11. (General Physics) physics
a. a vacancy in a nearly full band of quantum states of electrons in a semiconductor or an insulator. Under the action of an electric field holes behave as carriers of positive charge
b. (as modifier): hole current.
c. a vacancy in the nearly full continuum of quantum states of negative energy of fermions. A hole appears as the antiparticle of the fermion
12. in holes so worn as to be full of holes: his socks were in holes.
13. (Banking & Finance) in debt
14. (Card Games) (of a card, the hole card, in stud poker) dealt face down in the first round
15. make a hole in to consume or use a great amount of (food, drink, money, etc): to make a hole in a bottle of brandy.
vb
16. to make a hole or holes in (something)
17. (Golf) golf (when: intr, often foll by out) to hit (the ball) into the hole
[Old English hol; related to Gothic hulundi, German Höhle, Old Norse hylr pool, Latin caulis hollow stem; see hollow]

hole

(hoʊl)

n., v. holed, hol•ing. n.
1. an opening through something; gap: a hole in the roof.
2. a hollow place in a solid mass; cavity: a hole in the ground.
3. the excavated habitation of an animal; burrow.
4. a cramped or shabby place of habitation.
5. a place of solitary confinement; dungeon.
6. an embarrassing position or predicament.
7. a small harbor; cove.
8. a fault; flaw: serious holes in your reasoning.
9. a deep, still place in a stream: a swimming hole.
10.
a. the circular opening in a golfing green into which the ball is to be played.
b. a part of a golf course including fairway, rough, and hazards.
c. the play on such a part considered as a unit of scoring.
11. opening; slot: We need someone to fill a hole in our department.
12. a mobile vacancy in the electronic structure of a semiconductor that acts as a positive charge carrier and has mass equivalent to the electron.
v.t.
13. to make a hole in.
14. to put or drive into a hole.
v.i.
15. to make a hole in something.
16. hole out, to strike a golf ball into a hole.
17. hole up,
a. to retire into a hole or cave for the winter.
b. to hide from or as if from pursuers; take refuge.
Idioms:
1. hole in the wall, a small or confining place.
2. in a or the hole,
a. in straitened circumstances.
b. dealt facedown in the first round in a game of stud poker.
3. pick a hole or holes in, to notice and point out flaws in.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English hol, orig. neuter of hol (adj.) hollow, c. Old Frisian, Old Saxon, Old High German hol, Old Norse holr]
hol′ey, adj.

hole


Past participle: holed
Gerund: holing

Imperative
hole
hole
Present
I hole
you hole
he/she/it holes
we hole
you hole
they hole
Preterite
I holed
you holed
he/she/it holed
we holed
you holed
they holed
Present Continuous
I am holing
you are holing
he/she/it is holing
we are holing
you are holing
they are holing
Present Perfect
I have holed
you have holed
he/she/it has holed
we have holed
you have holed
they have holed
Past Continuous
I was holing
you were holing
he/she/it was holing
we were holing
you were holing
they were holing
Past Perfect
I had holed
you had holed
he/she/it had holed
we had holed
you had holed
they had holed
Future
I will hole
you will hole
he/she/it will hole
we will hole
you will hole
they will hole
Future Perfect
I will have holed
you will have holed
he/she/it will have holed
we will have holed
you will have holed
they will have holed
Future Continuous
I will be holing
you will be holing
he/she/it will be holing
we will be holing
you will be holing
they will be holing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been holing
you have been holing
he/she/it has been holing
we have been holing
you have been holing
they have been holing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been holing
you will have been holing
he/she/it will have been holing
we will have been holing
you will have been holing
they will have been holing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been holing
you had been holing
he/she/it had been holing
we had been holing
you had been holing
they had been holing
Conditional
I would hole
you would hole
he/she/it would hole
we would hole
you would hole
they would hole
Past Conditional
I would have holed
you would have holed
he/she/it would have holed
we would have holed
you would have holed
they would have holed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hole - an opening into or through somethinghole - an opening into or through something
aperture - a natural opening in something
bolt-hole - a hole through which an animal may bolt when pursued into its burrow or den
bullet hole - a hole made by a bullet passing through it
cranny - a small opening or crevice (especially in a rock face or wall)
leak - an accidental hole that allows something (fluid or light etc.) to enter or escape; "one of the tires developed a leak"
opening, gap - an open or empty space in or between things; "there was a small opening between the trees"; "the explosion made a gap in the wall"
ozone hole - an area of the ozone layer (near the poles) that is seasonally depleted of ozone
perforation - a hole made in something; "a perforation of the eardrum"
rathole - a hole (as in the wall of a building) made by rats
knothole - a hole in a board where a knot came out
2.hole - an opening deliberately made in or through something
air hole - a hole that allows the passage of air
armhole - a hole through which you put your arm and where a sleeve can be attached
bunghole - a hole in a barrel or cask; used to fill or empty it
button hole, buttonhole - a hole through which buttons are pushed
countersink - a hole (usually in wood) with the top part enlarged so that a screw or bolt will fit into it and lie below the surface
cup - the hole (or metal container in the hole) on a golf green; "he swore as the ball rimmed the cup and rolled away"; "put the flag back in the cup"
ear hole - a hole (as in a helmet) for sound to reach the ears
eye - a small hole or loop (as in a needle); "the thread wouldn't go through the eye"
eyelet, eyehole - a small hole (usually round and finished around the edges) in cloth or leather for the passage of a cord or hook or bar
finger hole - a hole for inserting a finger
finger hole - one of a series of holes in a woodwind instrument; pitch changes when a finger covers it
hawse, hawsehole, hawsepipe - the hole that an anchor rope passes through
keyhole - the hole where a key is inserted
loophole - a small hole in a fortified wall; for observation or discharging weapons
lubber's hole - hole in a platform on a mast through which a sailor can climb without going out on the shrouds
manhole - a hole (usually with a flush cover) through which a person can gain access to an underground structure
mortice, mortise - a square hole made to receive a tenon and so to form a joint
mouth hole - a hole (as in a ski mask) for the mouth
nail hole - a hole left after a nail is removed
opening - a vacant or unobstructed space that is man-made; "they left a small opening for the cat at the bottom of the door"
eyehole, peephole, spyhole - a hole (in a door or an oven etc) through which you can peep
perforation - a line of small holes for tearing at a particular place
plughole - a hole into which a plug fits (especially a hole where water drains away)
post hole, posthole - a hole dug in the ground to hold a fence post
puncture - a small hole made by a sharp object
sound hole - a hole in a soundboard (as of a violin) designed to resonate with the tones
thumbhole - the hole in a woodwind that is closed and opened with the thumb
vent, venthole, vent-hole, blowhole - a hole for the escape of gas or air
3.hole - one playing period (from tee to green) on a golf coursehole - one playing period (from tee to green) on a golf course; "he played 18 holes"
dogleg - a golf hole with a sharp angle in the fairway
golf course, links course - course consisting of a large landscaped area for playing golf
period of play, playing period, play - (in games or plays or other performances) the time during which play proceeds; "rain stopped play in the 4th inning"
4.hole - an unoccupied space
space - an empty area (usually bounded in some way between things); "the architect left space in front of the building"; "they stopped at an open space in the jungle"; "the space between his teeth"
pore - any tiny hole admitting passage of a liquid (fluid or gas)
5.hole - a depression hollowed out of solid matter
burrow, tunnel - a hole made by an animal, usually for shelter
gopher hole - a 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
natural depression, depression - a sunken or depressed geological formation
cavity, pit - a sizeable hole (usually in the ground); "they dug a pit to bury the body"
chuckhole, pothole - a pit or hole produced by wear or weathering (especially in a road surface)
rabbit burrow, rabbit hole - a hole in the ground as a nest made by wild rabbits
wormhole - hole made by a burrowing worm
6.hole - a fault; "he shot holes in my argument"
flaw, fault, defect - an imperfection in an object or machine; "a flaw caused the crystal to shatter"; "if there are any defects you should send it back to the manufacturer"
7.hole - informal terms for a difficult situationhole - informal terms for a difficult situation; "he got into a terrible fix"; "he made a muddle of his marriage"
difficulty - a condition or state of affairs almost beyond one's ability to deal with and requiring great effort to bear or overcome; "grappling with financial difficulties"
dog's breakfast, dog's dinner - a poor job; a mess; "they made a real dog's breakfast of that job"
8.hole - informal terms for the mouthhole - informal terms for the mouth  
mouth, oral cavity, oral fissure, rima oris - the opening through which food is taken in and vocalizations emerge; "he stuffed his mouth with candy"
Verb1.hole - hit the ball into the hole
golf, golf game - a game played on a large open course with 9 or 18 holes; the object is use as few strokes as possible in playing all the holes
hit - cause to move by striking; "hit a ball"
2.hole - make holes in
core out, hollow out, hollow - remove the interior of; "hollow out a tree trunk"

hole

noun
1. cavity, depression, pit, hollow, pocket, chamber, cave, shaft, cavern, excavation He took a shovel, dug a hole, and buried his possessions.
2. opening, split, crack, break, tear, gap, rent, breach, outlet, vent, puncture, aperture, fissure, orifice, perforation They got in through a hole in the wall. kids with holes in the knees of their jeans
3. burrow, nest, den, earth, shelter, retreat, covert, lair a rabbit hole
4. fault, error, flaw, defect, loophole, discrepancy, inconsistency, fallacy There were some holes in that theory.
5. (Informal) hovel, dump (informal), dive (slang), slum, joint (slang) Why don't you leave this awful hole and come to live with me?
6. (Informal) predicament, spot (informal), fix (informal), mess, jam (informal), dilemma, scrape (informal), tangle, hot water (informal), quandary, tight spot, imbroglio He admitted that the government was in 'a dreadful hole'.
hole up hide, shelter, take refuge, go into hiding, take cover, go to earth holing up in his Paris flat with the phone off the hook
pick holes in something criticize, knock (informal), rubbish (informal), put down, run down, slate (informal), slag (off) (slang), denigrate, disprove, disparage, diss (slang, chiefly U.S.), find fault with, bad-mouth (slang, chiefly U.S. & Canad.), flame (informal), niggle at, cavil at, pull to pieces, asperse He then goes on to pick holes in the article.

hole

noun
1. A space in an otherwise solid mass:
2. An opening, especially in a solid structure:
3. An open space allowing passage:
4. A place used as an animal's dwelling:
5. An ugly, squalid dwelling:
6. A difficult, often embarrassing situation or condition:
Informal: bind, pickle, spot.
verb
To make a hole or other opening in:
phrasal verb
hole up
Informal. To shut oneself up in secrecy:
Translations
ثَقْبجُحْر ، حُفْرَهحُفْرَةحُفْرَة الغولفيَثْقُب
forat
dírajamkaproděravětudělat díruzahrát míček do jamky
hulgennemhulle
reikäaukkokolokuoppa
rupa
lyuk
gera gat áhitta í holuholahola, gathola; greni
구멍
įmušti į duobutęįmušti kamuoliuką į duobutęprakiurdytipramušti skylę
alabedrecaurumsiedzīt bedrītēizrakt bedri
luknja
hål
รู
delikdelik açmakoyuktop çukuruvurup çukura sokmak
lỗ

hole

[həʊl]
A. N
1. (gen) → agujero m, hoyo m; (in road) → bache m; (= gap, opening) → boquete m; (in wall, defences, dam) → brecha f; (= burrow) → madriguera f (Golf) → hoyo m
through a hole in the cloudsa través de un claro entre las nubes
to dig a holecavar un hoyo
these socks are full of holesestos calcetines están llenos de agujeros
his argument is full of holessus argumentos están llenos de fallas
hole in the heartsoplo m cardíaco
his injury leaves a hole in the teamsu lesión deja un vacío en el equipo
to make a hole in sthhacer un agujero en algo
buying the car made a hole in his savingsla compra del coche le costó una buena parte de sus ahorros
to pick holes in sth (fig) → encontrar defectos en algo
to wear a hole in sthagujerear algo
see also hole-in-the-wall
2. (fig) (= difficulty) → aprieto m, apuro m
to be in a holeestar en un apuro or aprieto
he got me out of a holeme sacó de un aprieto or apuro
3. (= dwelling, room) → cuchitril m, tugurio m (esp LAm); (= town) → poblacho m, pueblo m de mala muerte
B. VT
1. (= make hole in) (gen) → agujerear; [+ ship] → abrir una brecha en
2. [+ ball] (Golf) → meter en el hoyo (Snooker) → meter en la tronera
C. VI (Golf) to hole in onehacer un hoyo de un golpe
hole up VI + ADVesconderse

hole

[ˈhəʊl]
n
(in ground, wall)trou m; (in clothing, fabric)trou m; [rabbit, fox] → terrier m
hole in the heart → communication f interventriculaire
I needed that like a hole in the head! → j'avais bien besoin de ça !, je me serais bien passé de ça !
to be in a hole (= in a difficult situation) → être au fond du trou
(in argument, reasoning, plan)faille f
to pick holes (= be critical) → chercher des poux
to pick holes in sth [+ argument, reasoning, plan] → chercher les failles de qch
(= place) → trou m
(GOLF)trou m
vt
(= make a hole in) → trouer, faire un trou dans
(GOLF) to hole a putt → rentrer son putt
hole up
vise terrerhole in one n (GOLF)trou m en un
to get a hole in one → faire un trou en unhole in the wall hole-in-the-wall n (British) (= cash dispenser) → distributeur m de billets

hole

n
(in clothes, bucket, ground etc) → Loch nt; to make or blow a hole in somebody’s savingsein Loch in jds Ersparnisse reißen; to blow a hole in somebody’s plansjds Pläne über den Haufen werfen (inf); to be full of holes (fig, plot, story) → viele Schwächen aufweisen; (argument, theory)unhaltbar sein; I need that like I need a hole in the head (inf)das ist das Letzte, was ich gebrauchen kann
(inf: = awkward situation) → Klemme f (inf), → Patsche f (inf); to be in a holein der Patsche or Klemme sitzen (inf); to get somebody out of a holejdm aus der Patsche or Klemme helfen (inf)
(rabbit’s, fox’s) → Bau m, → Höhle f; (mouse’s) → Loch nt
(pej inf)Loch nt (inf); (= town)Kaff nt (inf), → Nest nt (inf)
(Golf) → Loch nt; an 18-hole courseein 18-Loch-Platz m
(vulg: = vagina) → Loch nt (vulg)
vt
(= make a hole in)ein Loch machen in (+acc); to be holedein Loch bekommen; the ship was holed by an icebergder Eisberg schlug das Schiff leck
ball (Golf) → einlochen, versenken; (Billiards) → versenken; to hole a putteinen Putt einlochen
vi
(socks etc)Löcher bekommen
(Golf) → einlochen

hole

:
hole-and-corner
hole in one
n (Golf) → Hole-in-One nt
hole in the heart
nLoch ntin der Herzscheidewand
hole-in-the-heart
adj attr hole babyBaby ntmit (angeborenem) Herzfehler
hole-in-the-wall
n(in die Wand eingebauter) Geldautomat m
attr machinein die Wand eingebaut

hole

[həʊl]
1. n
a. (in ground, road, also) (Golf) → buca; (in wall, fence, clothes) → buco; (in dam, ship) → falla; (in defences) → breccia; (of rabbit, fox) → tana
to wear a hole in sth → usare qc tanto da farci un buco
to pick holes in (fig) (argument) → dimostrare che fa acqua
it made a hole in my savings → ha mangiato gran parte dei miei risparmi
b. (fig) (fam) (difficulty) to be in a holeessere nei guai
she got me out of a hole → mi ha tirato fuori dai pasticci or dai guai
c. (fam, pej) (place) → buco
2. vtbucare (Golf) (ball) → mandare in buca
the boat was holed when it hit the rocks → quando la barca ha urtato gli scogli si è aperta una falla nello scafo
hole out vi + advandare in buca
hole up vi + advnascondersi, rifugiarsi

hole

(həul) noun
1. an opening or gap in or through something. a hole in the fence; holes in my socks.
2. a hollow in something solid. a hole in my tooth; Many animals live in holes in the ground.
3. (in golf) (the point scored by the player who takes the fewest strokes to hit his ball over) any one of the usually eighteen sections of the golf course between the tees and the holes in the middle of the greens. He won by two holes; We played nine holes.
verb
1. to make a hole in. The ship was badly holed when it hit the rock.
2. to hit (a ball etc) into a hole. The golfer holed his ball from twelve metres away.
hole out verb
to hit a golfball into a hole.

hole

حُفْرَة díra hul Loch τρύπα agujero reikä trou rupa buco 구멍 gat hull dziura buraco дыра hål รู delik lỗ

hole

n. hueco, agujero.

hole

n perforación f, hueco, agujero
References in classic literature ?
When the shade of the window to Kate Swift's room was raised he could see, through the hole, directly into her bed, but she was not there.
cried Ned, and as the others looked to where he pointed they saw the hole in the side of the mountain --the mouth of the cave that led to the lost city of Kurzon--completely covered by thousands of tons of earth and stones.
Don't be scared if you see anything look out of that hole in the bank over there.
But when it cuts the ragged hole, after a bound or two, there is, commonly, a stagnation of further leaping, be it Indian or be it deer
Now and then, perchance, comes in a seer, before whose sadly gifted eye the whole structure melts into thin air, leaving only the hidden nook, the bolted closet, with the cobwebs festooned over its forgotten door, or the deadly hole under the pavement, and the decaying corpse within.
It might be, too -- doubtless it was so, although she hid the secret from herself, and grew pale whenever it struggled out of her heart, like a serpent from its hole -- it might be that another feeling kept her within the scene and pathway that had been so fatal.
She had picked up a small flat piece of wood, which happened to have in it a little hole that had evidently suggested to her the idea of sticking in another fragment that might figure as a mast and make the thing a boat.
Suppose now, he should tumble in upon me at midnight --how could I tell from what vile hole he had been coming?
York came round to our heads and shortened the rein himself -- one hole, I think; every little makes a difference, be it for better or worse, and that day we had a steep hill to go up.
He cocked his head to one side, shut one eye and put the other one to the hole, like a possum looking down a jug; then he glanced up with his bright eyes, gave a wink or two with his wings--which signifies gratification, you understand--and says, 'It looks like a hole, it's located like a hole--blamed if I don't believe it IS a hole
Tom said we was right behind Jim's bed now, and we'd dig in under it, and when we got through there couldn't nobody in the cabin ever know there was any hole there, because Jim's counter- pin hung down most to the ground, and you'd have to raise it up and look under to see the hole.
He once found a little fox cub half drowned in its hole and he brought it home in th' bosom of his shirt to keep it warm.