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Definition of "hole" []

  • A hollowed place in something solid; a cavity or pit: dug a hole in the ground with a shovel. (noun)
  • An opening or perforation: a hole in the clouds; had a hole in the elbow of my sweater. (noun)
  • Sports An opening in a defensive formation, such as the area of a baseball infield between two adjacent fielders. (noun)
  • A fault or flaw: There are holes in your argument. (noun)
  • A deep place in a body of water. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "hole" in a sentence
  • ""The hole is more than just an opening in the ground, but also includes me -- a rather bold assertion and some first class thinking _outside the hole_.""
  • "Chaucer has hole, hool, and hoolich; and Wiclif, _hole_ and _hool_."
  • "R&R Taqueria The term "hole in the wall" applies here, the wall being at a working Shell Station south of Baltimore."