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Definition of Hollow

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empty, having nothing inside; bowl shaped, concave; worthless, meaningless
hole, cavity; sunken area; small valley
excavate, dig out, make hollow
Hollow Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
English-Latin Online Dictionary
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Glossary of Bookbinding Terms
A paper tube stuck to the spine of a book, to which the covering material is attached. The resulting hollow back allows a freer opening for sections of stiff paper, or for books in which entries are to be made, and allows books bound in stiff material such as vellum and buckram to open more freely.
Hollow Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. t.)
To urge or call by shouting.
  
(v. t.)
To make hollow, as by digging, cutting, or engraving; to excavate.
  
(v. i.)
To shout; to hollo.
  
(n.)
A low spot surrounded by elevations; a depressed part of a surface; a concavity; a channel.
  
(n.)
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.
  
(interj.)
Hollo.
  
(adv.)
Wholly; completely; utterly; -- chiefly after the verb to beat, and often with all; as, this story beats the other all hollow. See All, adv.
  
(a.)
Reverberated from a cavity, or resembling such a sound; deep; muffled; as, a hollow roar.
  
(a.)
Not sincere or faithful; false; deceitful; not sound; as, a hollow heart; a hollow friend.
  
(a.)
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.
  
(a.)
Depressed; concave; gaunt; sunken.
  
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hollow
\hol"low\ (?), a. [oe. holow, holgh, holf, as. holh a hollow, hole. cf. hole.]
1. 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. hollow with boards shalt thou make it. xxvii. 8.
2. depressed; concave; gaunt; sunken. with hollow eye and wrinkled brow.
3. reverberated from a cavity, or resembling such a sound; deep; muffled; as, a hollow roar.
4. not sincere or faithful; false; deceitful; not sound; as, a hollow heart; a hollow friend.
hollow
newel (arch.), an opening in the center of a winding staircase in place of a newel post, the stairs being supported by the wall; an open newel; also, the stringpiece or rail winding around the well of such a staircase.
hollow
quoin (engin.), a pier of stone or brick made behind the lock gates of a canal, and containing a hollow or recess to receive the ends of the gates.
hollow
root. (bot.) see moschatel.
hollow
square. see square.
hollow
ware, hollow vessels; -- a trade name for cast-iron kitchen utensils, earthenware, etc.


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 hollow quoin 
 hollow root 
 hollow-hearted 
 hollow-horned 
English Phonetics

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Anglef = n. a hollow noise
Bwmp = n. hollow sound; Aderyn y bwn, a bittern
Cafnu = v. to scoop, to hollow out
Cecys = n. hollow stalks; hemlock
Ceubren = n. a hollow tree
Ceulan = n. a hollow bank
Cru = n. a hollow rotundity
Cwm = n. a hollow, a dingle
Dyrwn = n. a hollow noise
Godaran = n. a hollow murmur
Gwaglais = n. a hollow voice
Nef = n. a hollow, heaven
Pant = n. what involves; a depression, a hollow, a low place
Rhoncian = v. to sink, to become hollow
Rhoth = a. loose; hollow
Teddyf = n. a socket, a hollow
Australian Slang
have a prodigious appetite for either food or alcoholic drink
someone who will not stop eating
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. a cavity or space in something; "hunger had caused the hollows in their cheeks"
(hypernym) cavity, enclosed space
2. a small valley between mountains; "he built himself a cabin in a hollow high up in the Appalachians"
(synonym) holler
(hypernym) valley, vale
(hyponym) dell, dingle
3. a depression hollowed out of solid matter
(synonym) hole
(hypernym) natural depression, depression
(hyponym) burrow, tunnel
(derivation) excavate, dig

Verb
1. remove the inner part or the core of; "the mining company wants to excavate the hillsite"
(synonym) excavate, dig
(hypernym) remove, take, take away, withdraw
(hyponym) drive
(derivation) hole
2. remove the interior of; "hollow out a tree trunk"
(synonym) hollow out, core out
(hypernym) empty
(hyponym) rout, gouge
(derivation) hole

Adjective
1. 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"
(antonym) solid
(similar) cavernous
(attribute) solidity
2. deliberately deceptive; "hollow (or false) promises"; "false pretenses"
(synonym) false
(similar) insincere
3. as if echoing in a hollow space; "the hollow sound of footsteps in the empty ballroom"
(similar) reverberant, ringing
4. devoid of significance or point; "empty promises"; "a hollow victory"; "vacuous comments"
(synonym) empty, vacuous
(similar) meaningless, nonmeaningful
Hollow Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Phobia
Fear of voids or empty spaces, emptiness
Hollow Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Hollow may refer to:
  • A low, wooded area, such as a copse
  • A term meaning a small vee-shaped riverine type of valley
  • Tree hollow, a void in a branch or trunk, which may provide habitat for animals
  • A Ghost

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Hollow Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
Guitar Glossary
A sound, recorded track or mix which has too much reverberation or a dip in the midrange frequency response. Also, too much spaciousness or room ambiance.
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