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Definitions of hollow

  1. remove the interior of; "hollow out a tree trunk" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. remove the inner part or the core of; "the mining company wants to excavate the hillsite" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. devoid of significance or point; "empty promises"; "a hollow victory"; "vacuous comments" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. deliberately deceptive; "hollow (or false) promises"; "false pretenses" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a depression hollowed out of solid matter Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. a small valley between mountains; "he built himself a cabin in a hollow high up in the Appalachians" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. a cavity or space in something; "hunger had caused the hollows in their cheeks" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. as if echoing in a hollow space; "the hollow sound of footsteps in the empty ballroom" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. not solid; having a space or gap or cavity; "a hollow wall"; "a hollow tree"; "hollow cheeks"; "his face became gaunter and more hollow with each year" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. Hollowness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. A low spot surrounded by elevations; a depressed part of a surface; a concavity; a channel. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. To make hollow, as by digging, cutting, or engraving; to excavate. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. Hollo. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. To shout; to hollo. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. To urge or call by shouting. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. Having an empty space or cavity, natural or artificial, within a solid substance; not solid; excavated in the interior; as, a hollow tree; a hollow sphere. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. Depressed; concave; gaunt; sunken. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. Reverberated from a cavity, or resembling such a sound; deep; muffled; as, a hollow roar. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. Not sincere or faithful; false; deceitful; not sound; as, a hollow heart; a hollow friend. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. A cavity, natural or artificial; an unfilled space within anything; a hole, a cavern; an excavation; as the hollow of the hand or of a tree. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. Wholly; completely; utterly; - chiefly after the verb to beat, and often with all; as, this story beats the other all hollow. See All, adv. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. A cavity; pit; groove; space between hills or elevations. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  23. To make hollow. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  24. Having an empty space within; opposite to solid; sunken; superficial; unreal; insincere; deep or low; used of sound. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  25. Vacant: not solid: containing an empty space: sunken: unsound: insincere. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  26. A hole: a cavity: any depression in a body: any vacuity: a groove: a channel. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  27. To make a hole in: to make hollow by digging: to excavate. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  28. A cavity; depression. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  29. Not solid; vacant; concave; insincere. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  30. To make or become hollow. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  31. Having a cavity, as a tube, jar, or the like. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  32. Empty; vacant; sounding like the reverberation from an empty vessel or cavity; deep; murmuring. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  33. A depression or opening; an enclosed cavity. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  34. Containing an empty space; vacant; not solid; sunken; deep; not sincere; not sound; complete; utter. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  35. A cavity; a depression; a cave; a den; a hole; a groove; a channel. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  36. To make hollow, as by digging; to excavate. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  37. Having an empty space within; not solid; deep; not sincere or faithful; not real; false. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  38. Any depression of surface; a cavity; a pit; a groove. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  39. To dig or scoop out; to excavate. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  40. Without difficulty, as he carries it hollow; without a chance of success, or beyond a doubt, as he was beaten hollow. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  41. Wholly; completely; utterly; -- chiefly after the verb to beat, and often with all; as, this story beats the other all hollow. See All, adv. mso.anu.edu.au
  42. hol'[=o], adj. vacant: not solid: containing an empty space: sunken: unsound: insincere.--n. a hole: a cavity: any depression in a body: any vacuity: a groove: a channel.--v.t. to make a hole in: to make hollow by digging: to excavate.--adv. completely: clean.--adjs. HOLL'OW-EYED, having sunken eyes; HOLL'OW-HEART'ED, having a hollow or untrue heart: faithless: treacherous.--adv. HOLL'OWLY (Shak.), in a hollow or insincere manner.--ns. HOLL'OWNESS, the state of being hollow: cavity: insincerity: treachery; HOLL'OW-WARE, trade name for hollow articles of iron, as pots and kettles.--BEAT HOLLOW, to beat wholly. [A.S. holh, a hollow place--hol. See HOLE.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  43. Having a hole, not solid; h. SQUARE; empty, hungry; (of sound) not full-toned; (fig.) empty, insincere, false; (n.) h. place, hole, valley, basin; (adv.) beaten h. (completely); h.-eyed, with eyes deep sunk; h.-hearted, insincere. Hence hollowly adv., hollowness n. [Middle English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  44. (Also h. out) excavate; bend into hollow shape. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  45. h. race &c., feebly contested. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  46. n. A cavity, natural or artificial; a hole; a cavern; a concavity; a groove; a channel; a canal; pit. Cabinet Dictionary
  47. adv. So as to make hollow, or empty of resources, strength, and the like; completely. Cabinet Dictionary
  48. interj. Hollo. See Holla. Cabinet Dictionary
  49. Excavated, having a void space within, not solid; noisy, like found reverberated from a cavity; not faithful, not found, not what one appears. Complete Dictionary
  50. Cavity, concavity; cavern, den, hole; pit; any opening or vacuity; passage, canal. Complete Dictionary

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