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Definitions of hollow

  1. To make or become hollow. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. To make hollow, as by digging, cutting, or engraving; to excavate. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To urge or call by shouting. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To make hollow. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  5. To make a hole in: to make hollow by digging: to excavate. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. To shout; to hollo. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. remove the interior of; "hollow out a tree trunk" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. To make hollow, as by digging; to excavate. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. To dig or scoop out; to excavate. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  10. a depression hollowed out of solid matter Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. a small valley between mountains; "he built himself a cabin in a hollow high up in the Appalachians" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. a cavity or space in something; "hunger had caused the hollows in their cheeks" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. A low spot surrounded by elevations; a depressed part of a surface; a concavity; a channel. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. 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
  15. A cavity; pit; groove; space between hills or elevations. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  16. 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.
  17. A cavity; depression. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  18. A depression or opening; an enclosed cavity. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  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. 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.
  23. deliberately deceptive; "hollow (or false) promises"; "false pretenses" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  24. as if echoing in a hollow space; "the hollow sound of footsteps in the empty ballroom" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. Depressed; concave; gaunt; sunken. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. Reverberated from a cavity, or resembling such a sound; deep; muffled; as, a hollow roar. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. Not sincere or faithful; false; deceitful; not sound; as, a hollow heart; a hollow friend. Webster Dictionary DB
  30. 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.
  31. Vacant: not solid: containing an empty space: sunken: unsound: insincere. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  32. Not solid; vacant; concave; insincere. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  33. Having a cavity, as a tube, jar, or the like. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.

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Usage examples for hollow

  1. I live in a hollow tree just outside this house, and, seeing a window open and all you toys on the table, I jumped in to see what fun you were having. – The Story of a Nodding Donkey by Laura Lee Hope
  2. The dogs lay down in the traces, and both men gazed back into the hollow they had left. – In the Brooding Wild by Ridgwell Cullum
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