Associations to the word «Hole»


HOLE, noun. A hollow place or cavity; an excavation; a pit; an opening in or through a solid body, a fabric, etc.; a perforation; a rent; a fissure.
HOLE, noun. An opening in a solid.
HOLE, noun. (heading) In games.
HOLE, noun. (golf) A subsurface standard-size hole, also called cup, hitting the ball into which is the object of play. Each hole, of which there are usually eighteen as the standard on a full course, is located on a prepared surface, called the green, of a particular type grass.
HOLE, noun. (golf) The part of a game in which a player attempts to hit the ball into one of the holes.
HOLE, noun. (baseball) The rear portion of the defensive team between the shortstop and the third baseman.
HOLE, noun. (chess) A square on the board, with some positional significance, that a player does not, and cannot in future, control with a friendly pawn.
HOLE, noun. (stud poker) A card (also called a hole card) dealt face down thus unknown to all but its holder; the status in which such a card is.
HOLE, noun. In the game of fives, part of the floor of the court between the step and the pepperbox.
HOLE, noun. (archaeology) (slang) An excavation pit or trench.
HOLE, noun. (figuratively) A weakness, a flaw
HOLE, noun. (informal) A container or receptacle.
HOLE, noun. (physics) In semiconductors, a lack of an electron in an occupied band behaving like a positively charged particle.
HOLE, noun. (computing) A security vulnerability in software which can be taken advantage of by an exploit.
HOLE, noun. (slang anatomy) An orifice, in particular the anus.
HOLE, noun. (Ireland) (idiomatic) sex, or a sex partner (particularly in the phrase, "get one's hole"))
HOLE, noun. (informal) (with “the”) Solitary confinement, a high-security prison cell often used as punishment.
HOLE, noun. (slang) An undesirable place to live or visit; a hovel.
HOLE, noun. (figurative) Difficulty, in particular, debt.
HOLE, noun. (graph theory) A chordless cycle in a graph.
HOLE, verb. (transitive) To make holes in (an object or surface).
HOLE, verb. (transitive) (by extension) To destroy.
HOLE, verb. To go or get into a hole.
HOLE, verb. (transitive) To cut, dig, or bore a hole or holes in.
HOLE, verb. (transitive) To drive into a hole, as an animal, or a billiard ball or golf ball.
HOLE, verb. Simple past tense of hele
HOLE CARD, noun. (poker) (chiefly in the plural) A playing card, dealt face down, that the holder need not reveal until the showdown
HOLE CARD, noun. (by extension) Something held in reserve, or concealed, until it is useful
HOLE CARDS, noun. Plural of hole card
HOLE IN ONE, noun. (golf) A hole that is completed by sinking the ball in a single shot or attempt, with one hit.
HOLE IN ONE, noun. (by extension) (idiomatic) Any rare, wonderful, or remarkable accomplishment.
HOLE IN THE HEAD, noun. A gunshot wound.
HOLE IN THE HEAD, noun. (slang) Something very undesirable or unwanted.
HOLE OUT, verb. (intransitive) (golf) To complete a hole by sinking the ball.
HOLE PUNCH, noun. A tool that is used to make holes in stationery for ease of filing
HOLE PUNCH, verb. To punch holes using a hole punch.
HOLE PUNCHED, verb. Simple past tense and past participle of hole punch
HOLE PUNCHES, noun. Plural of hole punch
HOLE PUNCHES, verb. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of hole punch
HOLE PUNCHING, verb. Present participle of hole punch
HOLE SAW, noun. A saw in the form of a hollow cylinder with teeth on the end or edge, used to produce holes on the workpiece and operated by rotation, often as an accessory to a power drill.
HOLE STATE, noun. (physics) a vacant electron energy state near the top of the energy band of a solid; the movement of electrons between such states is the basis of electrical conduction
HOLE UP, verb. To hide.

Dictionary definition

HOLE, noun. An opening into or through something.
HOLE, noun. An opening deliberately made in or through something.
HOLE, noun. One playing period (from tee to green) on a golf course; "he played 18 holes".
HOLE, noun. An unoccupied space.
HOLE, noun. A depression hollowed out of solid matter.
HOLE, noun. A fault; "he shot holes in my argument".
HOLE, noun. Informal terms for a difficult situation; "he got into a terrible fix"; "he made a muddle of his marriage".
HOLE, noun. Informal terms for the mouth.
HOLE, verb. Hit the ball into the hole.
HOLE, verb. Make holes in.

Wise words

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