Meaning of HOLE in English


I. noun see: hell Date: before 12th century 1. an opening through something ; perforation , an area where something is missing ; gap : as, a serious discrepancy ; flaw , weakness , an opening in a defensive formation, a defect in a crystal (as of a semiconductor) that is due to an electron's having left its normal position in one of the crystal bonds and that is equivalent in many respects to a positively charged particle, a hollowed-out place: as, a cave, pit, or well in the ground, burrow , an unusually deep place in a body of water (as a river), 3. a wretched or dreary place, a prison cell especially for solitary confinement, 4. a shallow cylindrical ~ in the putting green of a golf course into which the ball is played, a part of the golf course from tee to putting green , 5. an awkward position or circumstance ; fix , a position of owing or losing money , II. verb (~d; holing) Date: before 12th century transitive verb to make a ~ in, to drive or hit into a ~ , intransitive verb to make a ~ in something

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