holey

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holey

full of holes: holey cheese
Not to be confused with:
holy – sacred; hallowed: holy ground
wholly – completely; entirely: The group was wholly in favor of the proposition.

hol·ey

 (hō′lē)
adj. hol·i·er, hol·i·est
Having holes or full of holes.

holey

(ˈhəʊlɪ)
adj, holeyer or holeyest
full of holes
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.holey - allowing passage in and out; "our unfenced and largely unpoliced border inevitably has been very porous"
leaky - permitting the unwanted passage of fluids or gases ; "a leaky roof"; "a leaky defense system"
Translations

holey

[ˈhəulɪ] ADJ [shirt, sweater] → lleno de agujeros, lleno de rotos; [socks] → con muchos tomates

holey

adj (inf)löchrig

holey

[ˈhəʊlɪ] adjpieno/a di buchi
References in classic literature ?
For now, while so quietly Lying, it fancies A holier odor About it, of pansies -- A rosemary odor, Commingled with pansies -- With rue and the beautiful Puritan pansies.
And I partook of the infinite calm in which she lay: my mind was never in a holier frame than while I gazed on that untroubled image of Divine rest.
He had faith enough to believe, and wisdom enough to know, that the bloom of the flower would be even holier and happier than its bud.
Has a philosopher like you failed to discover that our country is more to be valued and higher and holier far than mother or father or any ancestor, and more to be regarded in the eyes of the gods and of men of understanding?
So that --let us say it again --no dying Chaldee or Greek had higher and holier thoughts than those, whose mysterious shades you saw creeping over the face of poor Queequeg, as he quietly lay in his swaying hammock, and the rolling sea seemed gently rocking him to his final rest, and the ocean's invisible flood-tide lifted him higher and higher towards his destined heaven.
More I am willing to concede--that the First Born are no holier than the Holy Therns, nor the Holy Therns more holy than the red men.
Lys and I decided that it was a sort of original religious conviction, as much a part of them as their instinct for self-preservation--a primal acceptance of a hereafter and a holier state.
Ye deemed them holier than yourselves, and shrank from your own sin, contrasting it with their lives of righteousness and prayerful aspirations heavenward.
An ecclesiastical dignitary one point holier than a bishop.
I form circles around me and holy boundaries; ever fewer ascend with me ever higher mountains: I build a mountain-range out of ever holier mountains.--
As for Lucy and Cecil, for whom the temple had been built, they also joined in the merry ritual, but waited, as earnest worshippers should, for the disclosure of some holier shrine of joy.
He was a sweet infant of the skies that had strayed away from his home, and all the inhabitants of this miserable world closed up their impure hearts against him, drew back their earthsoiled garments from his touch, and said, "We are holier than thou."