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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


Synonymshollow


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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