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English noun: hole

1. hole (object) an opening into or through something

Broader (hypernym)gap, opening

Narrower (hyponym)aperture, bolt-hole, bullet hole, cranny, knothole, leak, ozone hole, perforation, rathole

2. hole (artifact) an opening deliberately made in or through something

Broader (hypernym)opening

Narrower (hyponym)air hole, armhole, blowhole, bunghole, button hole, buttonhole, countersink, cup, ear hole, eye, eyehole, eyehole, eyelet, finger hole, finger hole, hawse, hawsehole, hawsepipe, keyhole, loophole, lubber's hole, manhole, mortice, mortise, mouth hole, nail hole, peephole, perforation, plughole, post hole, posthole, puncture, sound hole, spyhole, thumbhole, vent, vent-hole, venthole

3. hole (artifact) one playing period (from tee to green) on a golf course

SamplesHe played 18 holes.

Synonymsgolf hole

Broader (hypernym)period of play, play, playing period

Narrower (hyponym)dogleg

Part meronymgolf course, links course

4. hole (shape) an unoccupied space

Broader (hypernym)space

Narrower (hyponym)pore

5. hole (object) a depression hollowed out of solid matter


Broader (hypernym)depression, natural depression

Narrower (hyponym)burrow, cavity, chuckhole, gopher hole, kettle, kettle hole, pit, pothole, rabbit burrow, rabbit hole, tunnel, wormhole

6. hole (state) a fault

SamplesHe shot holes in my argument.

Broader (hypernym)defect, fault, flaw

7. hole (state) informal terms for a difficult situation

SamplesHe got into a terrible fix.
He made a muddle of his marriage.

Synonymsfix, jam, kettle of fish, mess, muddle, pickle

Broader (hypernym)difficulty

Narrower (hyponym)dog's breakfast, dog's dinner

8. hole (body) informal terms for the mouth

Synonymscakehole, gob, maw, trap, yap

Broader (hypernym)mouth, oral cavity, oral fissure, rima oris

English verb: hole

1. hole (contact) hit the ball into the hole

Synonymshole out

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)hit

Domain categorygolf, golf game

2. hole (contact) make holes in

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)core out, hollow, hollow out

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