Associations to the word «Hollow»


HOLLOW, adjective. (of something solid) Having an empty space or cavity inside.
HOLLOW, adjective. (of a sound) Distant, eerie; echoing, reverberating, as if in a hollow space; dull, muffled; often low-pitched.
HOLLOW, adjective. (figuratively) Without substance; having no real or significant worth; meaningless.
HOLLOW, adjective. (figuratively) Insincere, devoid of validity; specious.
HOLLOW, adjective. Depressed; concave; gaunt; sunken.
HOLLOW, adverb. (colloquial) Completely, as part of the phrase beat hollow or beat all hollow.
HOLLOW, noun. A small valley between mountains; a low spot surrounded by elevations.
HOLLOW, noun. A sunken area or unfilled space in something solid; a cavity, natural or artificial.
HOLLOW, noun. (US) A sunken area.
HOLLOW, noun. (figuratively) A feeling of emptiness.
HOLLOW, verb. To make a hole in something; to excavate (transitive)
HOLLOW, verb. To urge or call by shouting; to hollo.
HOLLOW, interjection. Alternative form of hollo
HOLLOW LEG, noun. Capacity to eat large quantities.
HOLLOW LEG, noun. Ability or tendency to drink large quantities of alcohol.
HOLLOW LEGS, noun. Plural of hollow leg
HOLLOW OUT, verb. (transitive) To make something hollow.
HOLLOW OUT, verb. (intransitive) To become hollow
HOLLOW OUT, verb. (transitive) To reduce the legal power of something.
HOLLOW POINT, noun. (firearms) A bullet with a small hole drilled or molded in the tip, designed to expand when it hits its target and therefore cause more damage.
HOLLOW RAIL, noun. A rod with many hooks, sliding inside linked, used for foldable curtains.
HOLLOW RAILS, noun. Plural of hollow rail
HOLLOW VICTORIES, noun. Plural of hollow victory
HOLLOW VICTORY, noun. A Pyrrhic victory.

Dictionary definition

HOLLOW, noun. A cavity or space in something; "hunger had caused the hollows in their cheeks".
HOLLOW, noun. A small valley between mountains; "he built himself a cabin in a hollow high up in the Appalachians".
HOLLOW, noun. A depression hollowed out of solid matter.
HOLLOW, verb. Remove the inner part or the core of; "the mining company wants to excavate the hillside".
HOLLOW, verb. Remove the interior of; "hollow out a tree trunk".
HOLLOW, adjective. 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".
HOLLOW, adjective. As if echoing in a hollow space; "the hollow sound of footsteps in the empty ballroom".
HOLLOW, adjective. Devoid of significance or point; "empty promises"; "a hollow victory"; "vacuous comments".

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