Hole Definition

hōl
holed, holes, holing
noun
holes
A hollow or hollowed-out place; cavity.
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A small, dingy, squalid place; any dirty, badly lighted room, house, etc.
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An opening in or through anything; break; gap.
A hole in the wall.
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An opening in a defensive formation, such as the area of a baseball infield between two adjacent fielders.
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A tear or rent, or a place where fabric is worn away, as in a garment.
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verb
holed, holes, holing
To make a hole or holes in.
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To put, hit, or drive into a hole.
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To create by making a hole.
To hole a tunnel through a mountain.
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idiom
in the hole
  • Having a score below zero.
  • In debt.
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burn a hole in someone's pocket
  • to make someone eager to spend it
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hole high
  • at a spot on or near the green that is as far as the hole is from where the ball was hit
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hole in one
  • the act of getting the ball into the hole on the shot from the tee
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hole out
  • to hit the ball into the hole
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Other Word Forms of Hole

Noun

Singular:
hole
Plural:
holes

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Hole

Origin of Hole

  • Middle English from Old English hol kel-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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