hole Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun an opening into or through something
noun an opening deliberately made in or through something
noun one playing period (from tee to green) on a golf course
- he played 18 holes
noun an unoccupied space
noun a depression hollowed out of solid matter
noun a fault
- he shot holes in my argument
noun informal terms for a difficult situation
kettle of fish; mess; fix; muddle; jam; pickle.
- he got into a terrible fix
- he made a muddle of his marriage
noun informal terms for the mouth
maw; yap; gob; trap; cakehole.
verb hit the ball into the hole
verb make holes in
A hollow place or cavity; an excavation; a pit; an opening in or through a solid body, a fabric, etc.; a perforation; a rent; a fissure.
The holes where eyes should be. Shak.
The blind walls Were full of chinks and holes. Tennyson.
The priest took a chest, and bored a hole in the lid. 2 Kings xii. 9.
An excavation in the ground, made by an animal to live in, or a natural cavity inhabited by an animal; hence, a low, narrow, or dark lodging or place; a mean habitation.Dryden.
The foxes have holes, . . . but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head. Luke ix. 58.
Syn. -- Hollow; concavity; aperture; rent; fissure; crevice; orifice; interstice; perforation; excavation; pit; cave; den; cell.
Hole transitive verb
To cut, dig, or bore a hole or holes in;Chapman. as, to. holea post for the insertion of rails or bars
To drive into a hole, as an animal, or a billiard ball.
Hole intransitive verb
To go or get into a hole.B. Jonson.