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Definition 1: a depression hollowed out of solid matter - [noun denoting object]

Synonyms for hollow in the sense of this definition

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

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

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

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

"they dug a pit to bury the body"

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

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

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

Definition 2: a small valley between mountains - [noun denoting object]

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

  • he built himself a cabin in a hollow high up in the Appalachians

Synonyms for hollow in the sense of this definition

(hollow is a kind of ...) a long depression in the surface of the land that usually contains a river

(... is a kind of hollow ) a small wooded hollow

Definition 3: a cavity or space in something - [noun denoting shape]

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

  • hunger had caused the hollows in their cheeks

(hollow is a kind of ...) space that is surrounded by something

Definition 4: remove the interior of - [verb of contact]

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

  • hollow out a tree trunk

Synonyms for hollow in the sense of this definition

(hollow is a kind of ...) make void or empty of contents

"Empty the box" "The alarm emptied the building"

(... is a kind of hollow ) form by hollowing

"Carnegie had a lake excavated for Princeton University's rowing team" "excavate a cavity"

(... is a kind of hollow ) create by digging

"dig a hole" "dig out a channel"

(... is a kind of hollow ) hollow out as if making a cave or opening

"The river was caving the banks"

(... is a kind of hollow ) hollow out as if making a cavern

(... is a kind of hollow ) hollow out with a scoop

"scoop out a melon"

(... is a kind of hollow ) draw in as if by suction

"suck in your cheeks and stomach"

(... is a kind of hollow ) make holes in

(... is a kind of hollow ) form scallops in

"scallop the meat"

(... is a kind of hollow ) make a groove in

(... is a kind of hollow ) remove the core or center from

"core an apple"

Definition 5: remove the inner part or the core of - [verb of contact]

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

  • the mining company wants to excavate the hillside

Synonyms for hollow in the sense of this definition

(hollow is a kind of ...) remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

"remove a threat" "remove a wrapper" "Remove the dirty dishes from the table" "take the gun from your pocket" "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"

(... is a kind of hollow ) excavate horizontally

"drive a tunnel"

(... is a kind of hollow ) cut a trench in, as for drainage

"ditch the land to drain it" "trench the fields"

Definition 6: not solid; having a space or gap or cavity - [adjective denoting all]

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

  • a hollow wall
  • a hollow tree
  • hollow cheeks
  • his face became gaunter and more hollow with each year

(hollow is similar to ...) being or suggesting a cavern

"vast cavernous chambers hollowed out of limestone"

(hollow is similar to ...) having a sunken area

"hunger gave their faces a sunken look"

(hollow is similar to ...) hollow and tube-shaped like a reed

(hollow is similar to ...) constituting a tube; having hollow tubes (as for the passage of fluids)

(means also ...) holding or containing nothing

"an empty glass" "an empty room" "full of empty seats" "empty hours"

(... are attributes of hollow) state of having the interior filled with matter

Definition 7: lacking in substance or character - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • a hollow person

(hollow is similar to ...) lacking material form or substance; unreal

"as insubstantial as a dream" "an insubstantial mirage on the horizon"

Definition 8: devoid of significance or force - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • empty promises
  • a hollow victory
  • vacuous comments

Synonyms for hollow in the sense of this definition

(hollow is similar to ...) having no meaning or direction or purpose

"a meaningless endeavor" "a meaningless life" "a verbose but meaningless explanation"

Definition 9: as if echoing in a hollow space - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • the hollow sound of footsteps in the empty ballroom

(hollow is similar to ...) having a tendency to reverberate or be repeatedly reflected

"a reverberant room" "the reverberant booms of cannon"

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