Hole v. t.
1. To cut, dig, or bore a hole or holes in; as, to hole a post for the insertion of rails or bars.
2. To drive into a hole, as an animal, or a billiard ball.
Hole, v. i. To go or get into a hole.
1. 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.
The holes where eyes should be. --Shak.
The blind walls
Were full of chinks and holes. --Tennyson.
The priest took a chest, and bored a hole in the lid. --2 Kings xii. 9.
2. An excavation in the ground, made by an animal to live in, or a natural cavity inhabited by an animal; hence, a low, narrow, or dark lodging or place; a mean habitation.
The foxes have holes, . . . but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head. --Luke ix. 58.
3. Games (a) A small cavity used in some games, usually one into which a marble or ball is to be played or driven; hence, a score made by playing a marble or ball into such a hole, as in golf. (b) Fives At Eton College, England, that part of the floor of the court between the step and the pepperbox.
Syn: -- Hollow; concavity; aperture; rent; fissure; crevice; orifice; interstice; perforation; excavation; pit; cave; den; cell.
Hole and corner, clandestine, underhand. [Colloq.] “The wretched trickery of hole and corner buffery.” --Dickens.
Hole board Fancy Weaving, a board having holes through which cords pass which lift certain warp threads; -- called also compass board.
Hole a. Whole. [Obs.]
n 1: an opening into or through something
2: an opening deliberately made in or through something
3: one playing period (from tee to green) on a golf course; "he
played 18 holes" [syn: golf hole]
4: an unoccupied space
5: a depression hollowed out of solid matter [syn: hollow]
6: a fault; "he shot holes in my argument"
7: informal terms for a difficult situation; "he got into a
terrible fix"; "he made a muddle of his marriage" [syn: fix,
jam, mess, muddle, pickle, kettle of fish]
8: informal terms for the mouth [syn: trap, cakehole, maw,
v 1: hit the ball into the hole [syn: hole out]
2: make holes in