hole Definition

  • 1an opening or gap in a solid object or surface
  • 2a hollow place in a solid body or surface

Using hole: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "hole" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    There's a hole in my sock.

  • Example

    The golf ball went into the hole.

  • Example

    She dug a hole in the ground to plant the tree.

  • Example

    The mouse ran into its hole.

hole Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for hole

Antonyms for hole

Idioms Using hole

  • in debt or in a difficult situation


    After the car accident, he was in the hole financially.

  • to reduce the amount of something, especially money


    Buying a new car will make a big hole in my savings.

  • a small and often unremarkable place, especially a bar or restaurant


    The best food can sometimes be found in a hole in the wall.

Phrases with hole

  • a region of space having a gravitational field so intense that no matter or radiation can escape


    A black hole is formed by the collapse of a massive star.

  • a shot in golf that goes directly from the tee into the hole


    He got a hole in one on the seventh hole.

  • hole up

    to stay in a safe place, especially when avoiding something or someone


    They decided to hole up in a cabin in the woods until the storm passed.


Summary: hole in Brief

The term 'hole' [hoʊl] refers to an opening or gap in a solid object or surface, or a hollow place in a solid body or surface. It can refer to physical spaces like a hole in a sock or a hole in the ground, or abstract concepts like a black hole. Phrases like 'hole in one' and idioms like 'in the hole' are also common.

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