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Hole vs River - What's the difference?

hole | river |

As proper nouns the difference between hole and river

is that hole is a municipality in buskerud, norway while river is .



(wikipedia hole)


(en 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.
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  • *(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
  • * (1809-1892)
  • *:The blind walls were full of chinks and holes .
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  • *: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.
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  • (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.
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  • #(lb) The rear portion of the defensive team between the shortstop and the third baseman.
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  • #(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
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  • *2011 , - (We Are Young)
  • *:But between the drinks and subtle things / The holes in my apologies, you know /
  • (lb) A container or receptacle.
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  • (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.
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  • (lb) Difficulty, in particular, debt.
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  • Synonyms

    * See also * (solitary confinement) administrative segregation, AdSeg, block (UK), cooler (UK), hotbox, lockdown, pound, SCU, security housing unit, SHU, special handling unit

    Derived terms

    * ace in the hole * arsehole, asshole * black hole * bolthole * bullet hole * burn a hole in one's pocket * button hole * cakehole * countersunk hole * cubby hole * donut hole * dry hole * electron hole * fox-hole, fox hole, foxhole * glory hole * gnamma hole {{rel-mid3} * gunk-hole * hellhole * hole in one * hole-in-the-wall * hole punch * hole state * holey * in the hole * keyhole * know one's ass from a hole in the ground * loophole * man-hole, manhole * mouse-hole, mousehole * nineteenth hole * pesthole * pigeonhole * pilot hole * poophole * pothole * pritchel hole * rathole * sink hole * sound hole * toad-in-the-hole * top-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.
  • (Ben Jonson)
  • To cut, dig, or bore a hole or holes in.
  • to hole a post for the insertion of rails or bars
  • To drive into a hole, as an animal, or a billiard ball or golf ball.
  • (hele)
  • Derived terms

    * holeable * holer * hole up


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    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) (m), from (etyl) (m), from .


    (en noun)
  • A large and often winding stream which drains a land mass, carrying water down from higher areas to a lower point, ending at an ocean or in an inland sea.
  • * 1908 , (Kenneth Grahame), (The Wind in the Willows)
  • By the side of the river' he trotted as one trots, when very small, by the side of a man who holds one spell-bound by exciting stories; and when tired at last, he sat on the bank, while the ' river still chattered on to him, a babbling procession of the best stories in the world, sent from the heart of the earth to be told at last to the insatiable sea.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-29, volume=407, issue=8842, page=28, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= High and wet , passage=Floods in northern India, mostly in the small state of Uttarakhand, have wrought disaster on an enormous scale. The early, intense onset of the monsoon on June 14th swelled rivers , washing away roads, bridges, hotels and even whole villages. Rock-filled torrents smashed vehicles and homes, burying victims under rubble and sludge.}}
  • Any large flow of a liquid in a single body.
  • (poker) The last card dealt in a hand.
  • Derived terms
    * cry someone a river * riverbank * riverbed * river basin * river bed * river birch * river blindness * riverboat/river boat * river bottom * river boulder * river dolphin * river duck * riverfront * river hog * river horse * riverine * river lamprey * river limper * river mouth * river otter * river pear * river prawn * river runner * river shad * riverside * riverward * riverway * sell down the river * submarine river * up the river * (river)
    See also


    (en verb)
  • (poker) To improve one’s hand to beat another player on the final card in a poker game.
  • Johnny rivered me by drawing that ace of spades.

    Etymology 2


    (en noun)
  • One who rives or splits.
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