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hollow

hollow - Dictionary definition and meaning for word hollow

Definition
(noun) a cavity or space in something
Example Sentence
  • hunger had caused the hollows in their cheeks

Definition
(noun) a small valley between mountains
Synonyms : holler
Example Sentence
  • he built himself a cabin in a hollow high up in the Appalachians

Definition
(noun) a depression hollowed out of solid matter
Synonyms : hole

Definition
(verb) remove the inner part or the core of
Synonyms : dig , excavate
Example Sentence
  • the mining company wants to excavate the hillside

Definition
(verb) remove the interior of
Synonyms : core out , hollow out
Example Sentence
  • hollow out a tree trunk

Definition
(adj) not solid; having a space or gap or cavity
Example Sentence
  • a hollow wall
  • a hollow tree
  • hollow cheeks
  • his face became gaunter and more hollow with each year

Definition
(adj) as if echoing in a hollow space
Example Sentence
  • the hollow sound of footsteps in the empty ballroom

Definition
(adj) devoid of significance or point
Synonyms : empty , vacuous
Example Sentence
  • empty promises
  • a hollow victory
  • vacuous comments

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