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NOUN (3)

1. a cavity or space in something;
- Example: "hunger had caused the hollows in their cheeks"

2. a small valley between mountains;
- Example: "he built himself a cabin in a hollow high up in the Appalachians"
[syn: hollow, holler]

3. a depression hollowed out of solid matter;
[syn: hole, hollow]


VERB (2)

1. remove the inner part or the core of;
- Example: "the mining company wants to excavate the hillside"
[syn: excavate, dig, hollow]

2. remove the interior of;
- Example: "hollow out a tree trunk"
[syn: hollow, hollow out, core out]


ADJECTIVE (3)

1. not solid; having a space or gap or cavity;
- Example: "a hollow wall"
- Example: "a hollow tree"
- Example: "hollow cheeks"
- Example: "his face became gaunter and more hollow with each year"

2. as if echoing in a hollow space;
- Example: "the hollow sound of footsteps in the empty ballroom"

3. devoid of significance or point;
- Example: "empty promises"
- Example: "a hollow victory"
- Example: "vacuous comments"
[syn: empty, hollow, vacuous]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Hollow \Hol"low\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hollowed; p. pr. & vb. n. Hollowing.] To make hollow, as by digging, cutting, or engraving; to excavate. "Trees rudely hollowed." --Dryden. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Hollow \Hol"low\, adv. Wholly; completely; utterly; -- chiefly after the verb to beat, and often with all; as, this story beats the other all hollow. See All, adv. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] The more civilized so-called Caucasian races have beaten the Turks hollow in the struggle for existence. --Darwin. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Hollow \Hol"low\, n. 1. A cavity, natural or artificial; an unfilled space within anything; a hole, a cavern; an excavation; as the hollow of the hand or of a tree. [1913 Webster] 2. A low spot surrounded by elevations; a depressed part of a surface; a concavity; a channel. [1913 Webster] Forests grew Upon the barren hollows. --Prior. [1913 Webster] I hate the dreadful hollow behind the little wood. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Hollow \Hol"low\, a. [OE. holow, holgh, holf, AS. holh a hollow, hole. Cf. Hole.] 1. Having an empty space or cavity, natural or artificial, within a solid substance; not solid; excavated in the interior; as, a hollow tree; a hollow sphere. [1913 Webster] Hollow with boards shalt thou make it. --Ex. xxvii. 8. [1913 Webster] 2. Depressed; concave; gaunt; sunken. [1913 Webster] With hollow eye and wrinkled brow. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. Reverberated from a cavity, or resembling such a sound; deep; muffled; as, a hollow roar. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 4. Not sincere or faithful; false; deceitful; not sound; as, a hollow heart; a hollow friend. --Milton. [1913 Webster] Hollow newel (Arch.), an opening in the center of a winding staircase in place of a newel post, the stairs being supported by the wall; an open newel; also, the stringpiece or rail winding around the well of such a staircase. Hollow quoin (Engin.), a pier of stone or brick made behind the lock gates of a canal, and containing a hollow or recess to receive the ends of the gates. Hollow root. (Bot.) See Moschatel. Hollow square. See Square. Hollow ware, hollow vessels; -- a trade name for cast-iron kitchen utensils, earthenware, etc. Syn: Syn.- Concave; sunken; low; vacant; empty; void; false; faithless; deceitful; treacherous. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Hollow \Hol*low"\, interj. [See Hollo.] Hollo. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Hollow \Hol"low\, v. i. To shout; to hollo. [1913 Webster] Whisperings and hollowings are alike to a deaf ear. --Fuller. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Hollow \Hol"low\, v. t. To urge or call by shouting. [1913 Webster] He has hollowed the hounds. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

hollow adj 1: not solid; having a space or gap or cavity; "a hollow wall"; "a hollow tree"; "hollow cheeks"; "his face became gaunter and more hollow with each year" [ant: solid] 2: as if echoing in a hollow space; "the hollow sound of footsteps in the empty ballroom" 3: devoid of significance or point; "empty promises"; "a hollow victory"; "vacuous comments" [syn: empty, hollow, vacuous] n 1: a cavity or space in something; "hunger had caused the hollows in their cheeks" 2: a small valley between mountains; "he built himself a cabin in a hollow high up in the Appalachians" [syn: hollow, holler] 3: a depression hollowed out of solid matter [syn: hole, hollow] v 1: remove the inner part or the core of; "the mining company wants to excavate the hillside" [syn: excavate, dig, hollow] 2: remove the interior of; "hollow out a tree trunk" [syn: hollow, hollow out, core out]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

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