Definition and Meanings for hole

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Part of Speech of hole

adjective, noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb

Etymology of hole

oe. hol, hole, as. hol, hole, cavern, from hol, a., hollow; akin to d. hol, ohg. hol, g. hohl, dan. huul hollow, hul hole, sw. h, icel. hola; prob. from the root of as. helan to conceal. see hele, hell, and cf. hold of a ship as. holian. see hole, n.pos

Meaning of hole


as adjective

  • whole.

as noun

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.;at eton college, england, that part of the floor of the court between the step and the pepperbox.

as transitive verb, noun

  • to cut, dig, or bore a hole or holes in; as, to hole a post for the insertion of rails or bars.
  • to drive into a hole, as an animal, or a billiard ball.

as intransitive verb

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