Definition of


  1. (noun, artifact) an opening deliberately made in or through something
  2. (noun, artifact) one playing period (from tee to green) on a golf course
  3. (noun, body) informal terms for the mouth
  4. (noun, object) an opening into or through something
  5. (noun, object) a depression hollowed out of solid matter
  6. (noun, shape) an unoccupied space
  7. (noun, state) informal terms for a difficult situation
    he made a muddle of his marriage
  8. (noun, state) a fault
  9. (verb, contact) make holes in
  10. (verb, contact) hit the ball into the hole

via WordNet, Princeton University

Origin of the word Hole

  1. O.E. hol "orifice, hollow place," from P.Gmc. *khulaz (cf. O.Fris., O.H.G. hol, M.Du. hool, O.N. holr, Ger. hohl "hollow," Goth. us-hulon "to hollow out"), from PIE base *kel- (see cell). As a contemptuous word for "small dingy lodging or abode" it is attested from 1616. Meaning "a fix, scrape, mess" is from 1760. Obscene … more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

Words that sound like Hole

hail, halal, hale, haley, hall, hallah, halle, hallel, halley, halloo, hallow, hallway, halo, haul, haul away, hawala, heal, heal all, heel, hel, hela, hell, hellhole, hello, hill, hillel, hilly, hilo, hl, holey, holla, hollo

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