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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 hol·low /ˈhɑ(ˌ)lo/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 hol·low /ˈhɑl(ˌ)o, ə(w)/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Hol·low a.
 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.
    Hollow with boards shalt thou make it.   --Ex. xxvii. 8.
 2. Depressed; concave; gaunt; sunken.
    With hollow eye and wrinkled brow.   --Shak.
 3. Reverberated from a cavity, or resembling such a sound; deep; muffled; as, a hollow roar.
 4. Not sincere or faithful; false; deceitful; not sound; as, a hollow heart; a hollow friend.
 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:- Concave; sunken; low; vacant; empty; void; false; faithless; deceitful; treacherous.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.
 2. A low spot surrounded by elevations; a depressed part of a surface; a concavity; a channel.
 Forests grew
 Upon the barren hollows.   --Prior.
    I hate the dreadful hollow behind the little wood.   --Tennyson.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.”

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.]
    The more civilized so-called Caucasian races have beaten the Turks hollow in the struggle for existence.   --Darwin.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Hol·low interj.  Hollo.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Hol·low v. i. To shout; to hollo.
    Whisperings and hollowings are alike to a deaf ear.   --Fuller.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Hol·low, v. t. To urge or call by shouting.
    He has hollowed the hounds.   --Sir W. Scott.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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: deliberately deceptive; "hollow (or false) promises"; "false
         pretenses" [syn: false]
      3: as if echoing in a hollow space; "the hollow sound of
         footsteps in the empty ballroom"
      4: devoid of significance or point; "empty promises"; "a hollow
         victory"; "vacuous comments" [syn: empty, 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: holler]
      3: a depression hollowed out of solid matter [syn: hole]
      v 1: remove the inner part or the core of; "the mining company
           wants to excavate the hillsite" [syn: excavate, dig]
      2: remove the interior of; "hollow out a tree trunk" [syn: hollow
         out, core out]