Meaning of HOLE in English
n. & v.
1. a an empty space in a solid body. b an aperture in or through something.
2 an animal's burrow.
3 a cavity or receptacle for a ball in various sports or games.
4 colloq. a small, mean, or dingy abode.
5 colloq. an awkward situation.
6 Golf a a point scored by a player who gets the ball from tee to hole with the fewest strokes. b the terrain or distance from tee to hole.
7 a position from which an electron is absent, esp. acting as a mobile positive particle in a semiconductor.
1. make a hole or holes in.
2 pierce the side of (a ship).
3 put into a hole.
4 (also absol.; often foll. by out) send (a golf ball) into a hole.
Phrases and idioms:
hole-and-corner secret; underhand. hole in the heart a congenital defect in the heart septum. hole in one Golf a shot that enters the hole from the tee. hole in the wall a small dingy place (esp. of business). hole-proof (of materials etc.) treated so as to be resistant to wear. hole up US colloq. hide oneself. in holes worn so much that holes have formed. make a hole in use a large amount of. a round (or square) peg in a square (or round) hole see PEG.
Etymology: OE hol, holian (as HOLD(2))
Oxford English vocab. Оксфордский английский словарь. 2012