Definition of Hole

Pronunciation: hōl
n.1.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.
2.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.
The foxes have holes, . . . but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.
- Luke ix. 58.
3.(Games) A small cavity used in some games, usually one into which a marble or ball is to be played or driven; hence, a score made by playing a marble or ball into such a hole, as in golf.
Hole and corner
clandestine, underhand.
Hole board
(Fancy Weaving) a board having holes through which cords pass which lift certain warp threads; - called also compass board.
- Dickens.
v. t.1.To cut, dig, or bore a hole or holes in; as, to hole a post for the insertion of rails or bars.
2.To drive into a hole, as an animal, or a billiard ball.
v. i.1.To go or get into a hole.

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