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Hollow meaning

hollow - 12 dictionary results

  1. 1. A low spot surrounded by elevations; a depressed part of a surface; a concavity; a channel.
  2. 2. To make hollow, as by digging, cutting, or engraving; to excavate.
  3. 3. Hollo.
  4. 4. To shout; to hollo.
  5. 5. To urge or call by shouting.
  6. 6. 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.
  7. 7. Depressed; concave; gaunt; sunken.
  8. 8. Reverberated from a cavity, or resembling such a sound; deep; muffled; as, a hollow roar.
  9. 9. Not sincere or faithful; false; deceitful; not sound; as, a hollow heart; a hollow friend.
  10. 10. Wholly; completely; utterly; - chiefly after the verb to beat, and often with all; as, this story beats the other all hollow. See All, adv.
  11. 11. A cavity; depression.
  12. 12. Not solid; vacant; concave; insincere.

hollow - examples of usage

  1. If he had, he wouldn't have been any the wiser, because, you know, old Granny Fox had slipped away through the hollow tree trunk. - "The Adventures of Reddy Fox", Thornton W. Burgess.
  2. Now this old house had a back door hidden close beside the hollow trunk of a fallen tree. - "The Adventures of Reddy Fox", Thornton W. Burgess.
  3. Such political ambition is as hollow and empty an aim as can possess the mind of man. - "Practical Ethics", William DeWitt Hyde.
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