Meaning of HOLLOW in English
transcription, транскрипция: [ hɒloʊ ]
( hollows, hollowing, hollowed)
Something that is hollow has a space inside it, as opposed to being solid all the way through.
...a hollow tree.
...a hollow cylinder.
A surface that is hollow curves inwards.
He looked young, dark and sharp-featured, with hollow cheeks.
A hollow is a hole inside a tree.
I made my home there, in the hollow of a dying elm.
A hollow is an area that is lower than the surrounding surface.
Below him the town lay warm in the hollow of the hill.
N-COUNT : oft N of/in/between n
If you describe a statement, situation, or person as hollow , you mean they have no real value, worth, or effectiveness.
Any threat to bring in the police is a hollow one.
ADJ : usu ADJ n
One month before the deadline we see the hollowness of these promises.
N-UNCOUNT : oft N of/behind n
If someone gives a hollow laugh, they laugh in a way that shows that they do not really find something amusing.
Murray Pick’s hollow laugh had no mirth in it.
ADJ : ADJ n
A hollow sound is dull and echoing.
...the hollow sound of a gunshot.
ADJ : ADJ n
If something is hollowed , its surface is made to curve inwards or downwards.
The mule’s back was hollowed by the weight of its burden.
...her high, elegantly hollowed cheekbones.
VERB : usu passive , be V-ed , V-ed
Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне. 2006