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.
*(Bible), 2 (w) xii.9:
*:The priest took a chest, and bored a hole in the lid.
*(William Shakespeare) (c.1564–1616)
*:the holes where eyes should be
*:The blind walls were full of chinks and holes .
*:Orion hit a rabbit once; but though sore wounded it got to the bury, and, struggling in, the arrow caught the side of the hole and was drawn out. Indeed, a nail filed sharp is not of much avail as an arrowhead; you must have it barbed, and that was a little beyond our skill.
#An opening in a solid.
(lb) In games.
#(lb) A subsurface standard-size hole, also called cup, hitting the ball into which is the object of play. Each hole, of which there are usually eighteen as the standard on a full course, is located on a prepared surface, called the green, of a particular type grass.
#(lb) The part of a game in which a player attempts to hit the ball into one of the holes.
#(lb) The rear portion of the defensive team between the shortstop and the third baseman.
#(lb) A square on the board, with some positional significance, that a player does not, and cannot in future, control with a friendly pawn.
#(lb) A card (also called a hole card ) dealt face down thus unknown to all but its holder; the status in which such a card is.
An excavation pit or trench.
(lb) A weakness, a flaw
*2011 , - (We Are Young)
*:But between the drinks and subtle things / The holes in my apologies, you know /
(lb) A container or receptacle.
(lb) In semiconductors, a lack of an electron in an occupied band behaving like a positively charged particle.
(lb) A security vulnerability in software which can be taken advantage of by an exploit.
(lb) An orifice, in particular the anus.
Solitary confinement, a high-security prison cell often used as punishment.
(lb) An undesirable place to live or visit; a hovel.
(lb) Difficulty, in particular, debt.
* See also
* (solitary confinement) administrative segregation, AdSeg, block (UK), cooler (UK), hotbox, lockdown, pound, SCU, security housing unit, SHU, special handling unit
* ace in the hole
* arsehole, asshole
* black hole
* bullet hole
* burn a hole in one's pocket
* button hole
* countersunk hole
* cubby hole
* donut hole
* dry hole
* electron hole
* fox-hole, fox hole, foxhole
* glory hole
* gnamma hole
* hole in one
* hole punch
* hole state
* in the hole
* know one's ass from a hole in the ground
* man-hole, manhole
* mouse-hole, mousehole
* nineteenth hole
* pilot hole
* pritchel hole
* sink hole
* sound hole
* touch hole
* watering hole
* white hole
* wonky hole
To make holes in (an object or surface).
(by extension) To destroy.
To go or get into a hole.
To cut, dig, or bore a hole or holes in.
- (Ben Jonson)
To drive into a hole, as an animal, or a billiard ball or golf ball.
- to hole a post for the insertion of rails or bars
* hole up
* (l), (l), (l)
(obsolete) To ordain; consecrate; admit to a religious order.