- The definition of hollow is having a space inside or being shaped like a bowl.
- An example of hollow is a chocolate Easter bunny with nothing inside of it.
- An example of hollow are cheeks which are deeply sunken.
- Hollow means an empty space.
An example of hollow is an empty space inside of a tree.
- Hollow is defined as to create an empty space within something.
An example of hollow is to remove the insides of a log.
A tree with a hollow trunk.
hollow definition by Webster's New World
- having an empty space, or only air, within it; having a cavity inside; not solid
- depressed below the surrounding surface; shaped like a cup or bowl; concave
- deeply set; sunken: hollow cheeks
- empty or worthless; not real or meaningful: hollow praise
- deep-toned, dull, and muffled, as though resounding from something hollow
Origin: Middle English holwe ; from Old English holh: see hole
- a hollow formation or place; cavity; hole
- a small, sheltered valley
hollow definition by American Heritage Dictionary
adjective hol·low·er, hol·low·est
- Having a cavity, gap, or space within: a hollow wall.
- Deeply indented or concave; sunken: “His bearded face already has a set, hollow look” (Conor Cruise O'Brien).
- Without substance or character: a hollow person. See Synonyms at vain.
- Devoid of truth or validity; specious: “Theirs is at best a hollow form of flattery” (Annalyn Swan).
- Having a reverberating, sepulchral sound: hollow footsteps.
- A cavity, gap, or space: a hollow behind a wall.
- An indented or concave surface or area.
- A void; an emptiness: a hollow in one's life.
- A small valley between mountains.
- To make hollow: hollow out a pumpkin.
- To scoop or form by making concave: hollow out a nest in the sand.
Origin: Middle English holwe, holowe, from holgh, hole, burrow (influenced by hole, hollow), from Old English holh; see kel-1 in Indo-European roots.
- holˈlow·ly adverb
- holˈlow·ness noun
hollow - Phrases/Idioms
beat all hollow