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Definitions and Synonyms of hole | Another word for hole | What is hole?

Definition 1: an opening deliberately made in or through something - [noun denoting artifact]

(hole is a kind of ...) a vacant or unobstructed space that is man-made

"they left a small opening for the cat at the bottom of the door"

(... is a kind of hole ) a hole that allows the passage of air

(... is a kind of hole ) a hole (usually with a flush cover) through which a person can gain access to an underground structure

(... is a kind of hole ) a square hole made to receive a tenon and so to form a joint

(... is a kind of hole ) a hole (as in a ski mask) for the mouth

(... is a kind of hole ) a hole left after a nail is removed

(... is a kind of hole ) a hole (in a door or an oven etc) through which you can peep

(... is a kind of hole ) a line of small holes for tearing at a particular place

(... is a kind of hole ) a hole into which a plug fits (especially a hole where water drains away)

(... is a kind of hole ) a hole dug in the ground to hold a fence post

(... is a kind of hole ) a small hole made by a sharp object

(... is a kind of hole ) a hole in a soundboard (as of a violin) designed to resonate with the tones

(... is a kind of hole ) the hole in a woodwind that is closed and opened with the thumb

(... is a kind of hole ) hole in a platform on a mast through which a sailor can climb without going out on the shrouds

(... is a kind of hole ) a small hole in a fortified wall; for observation or discharging weapons

(... is a kind of hole ) a hole through which you put your arm and where a sleeve can be attached

(... is a kind of hole ) a hole in a barrel or cask; used to fill or empty it

(... is a kind of hole ) a hole through which buttons are pushed

(... is a kind of hole ) 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

(... is a kind of hole ) 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"

(... is a kind of hole ) a hole (as in a helmet) for sound to reach the ears

(... is a kind of hole ) a small hole or loop (as in a needle)

"the thread wouldn't go through the eye"

(... is a kind of hole ) a small hole (usually round and finished around the edges) in cloth or leather for the passage of a cord or hook or bar

(... is a kind of hole ) a hole for inserting a finger

(... is a kind of hole ) one of a series of holes in a woodwind instrument; pitch changes when a finger covers it

(... is a kind of hole ) the hole that an anchor rope passes through

(... is a kind of hole ) the hole where a key is inserted

(... is a kind of hole ) a hole for the escape of gas or air

Definition 2: one playing period (from tee to green) on a golf course - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where hole or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he played 18 holes

Synonyms for hole in the sense of this definition

(hole is a kind of ...) (in games or plays or other performances) the time during which play proceeds

"rain stopped play in the 4th inning"

(... is a kind of hole ) a golf hole with a sharp angle in the fairway

(... is part of hole) course consisting of a large landscaped area for playing golf

Definition 3: informal terms for the mouth - [noun denoting body]

Synonyms for hole in the sense of this definition

(hole is a kind of ...) the opening through which food is taken in and vocalizations emerge

"he stuffed his mouth with candy"

Definition 4: an opening into or through something - [noun denoting object]

(hole is a kind of ...) 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"

(... is a kind of hole ) a hole (as in the wall of a building) made by rats

(... is a kind of hole ) a hole made in something

"a perforation of the eardrum"

(... is a kind of hole ) an area of the ozone layer (near the poles) that is seasonally depleted of ozone

(... is a kind of hole ) a natural opening in something

(... is a kind of hole ) an accidental hole that allows something (fluid or light etc.) to enter or escape

"one of the tires developed a leak"

(... is a kind of hole ) a small opening or crevice (especially in a rock face or wall)

(... is a kind of hole ) a hole made by a bullet passing through it

(... is a kind of hole ) a hole through which an animal may bolt when pursued into its burrow or den

(... is a kind of hole ) a hole in a board where a knot came out

Definition 5: a depression hollowed out of solid matter - [noun denoting object]

Synonyms for hole in the sense of this definition

(hole is a kind of ...) a sunken or depressed geological formation

(... is a kind of hole ) a hole made by an animal, usually for shelter

(... is a kind of hole ) a hole in the ground made by gophers

(... is a kind of hole ) (geology) a hollow (typically filled by a lake) that results from the melting of a mass of ice trapped in glacial deposits

(... is a kind of hole ) a sizeable hole (usually in the ground)

"they dug a pit to bury the body"

(... is a kind of hole ) a pit or hole produced by wear or weathering (especially in a road surface)

(... is a kind of hole ) a hole in the ground as a nest made by wild rabbits

(... is a kind of hole ) hole made by a burrowing worm

Definition 6: an unoccupied space - [noun denoting shape]

(hole is a kind of ...) 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"

(... is a kind of hole ) any tiny hole admitting passage of a liquid (fluid or gas)

Definition 7: informal terms for a difficult situation - [noun denoting state]

Samples where hole or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he got into a terrible fix
  • he made a muddle of his marriage

Synonyms for hole in the sense of this definition

(hole is a kind of ...) 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"

(... is a kind of hole ) a poor job; a mess

"they made a real dog's breakfast of that job"

Definition 8: a fault - [noun denoting state]

Samples where hole or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he shot holes in my argument

(hole is a kind of ...) 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"

Definition 9: make holes in - [verb of contact]

(hole is a kind of ...) remove the interior of

"hollow out a tree trunk"

Definition 10: hit the ball into the hole - [verb of contact]

Synonyms for hole in the sense of this definition

(hole is a kind of ...) cause to move by striking

"hit a ball"

(hole belongs to category ...) 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

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