Definitions English

  • A hollowed place in something solid; a cavity or pit: dug a hole in the ground with a shovel.
  • An opening or perforation: a hole in the clouds; had a hole in the elbow of my sweater.
  • Sports An opening in a defensive formation, such as the area of a baseball infield between two adjacent fielders.
  • A fault or flaw: There are holes in your argument.
  • A deep place in a body of water.
  • An animal's hollowed-out habitation, such as a burrow.
  • An ugly, squalid, or depressing dwelling.
  • A deep or isolated place of confinement; a dungeon.
  • An awkward situation; a predicament.
  • Sports The small pit lined with a cup into which a golf ball must be hit.
  • Sports One of the divisions of a golf course, from tee to cup.
  • Physics A vacant position in a crystal left by the absence of an electron, especially a position in a semiconductor that acts as a carrier of positive electric charge. Also called electron hole.
  • To put a hole in.
  • To put or propel into a hole.
  • To make a hole in something.
  • hole out Sports To hit a golf ball into the hole.
  • hole up To hibernate in or as if in a hole.
  • hole up Informal To take refuge in or as if in a hideout.
  • in the hole Having a score below zero.
  • in the hole In debt.
  • in the hole At a disadvantage.