Share this entry
wormhole Line breaks: worm|hole
Pronunciation: /ˈwəːmhəʊl/

Definition of wormhole in English:


1A hole made by a burrowing insect larva or worm in wood, fruit, books, or other materials.
Example sentences
  • I see the knot as the branch it used to be and the wormhole as the food source and home for the bug.
2 Physics A hypothetical connection between widely separated regions of space-time.
Example sentences
  • These wormholes connect not only two regions of space (hence the name) but also two regions of time as well.
  • When I was in high school, I gave a presentation on black holes, wormholes and time travel for my physics class.
  • Now a wormhole is a bit like a black hole only different.
Definition of wormhole in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources