A hollow place in a solid body or surface
a hole in the roof
Either of a pair of sound holes resembling an ∫ and a reversed ∫ in shape, cut in the front of musical instruments of the violin family and some other stringed instruments such as semi-acoustic electric guitars and mandolins
A trance-like state induced by excessive consumption of ketamine as a recreational drug, typically characterized by temporary paralysis, disorientation, hallucinations, or a sense of disassociation, and likened to falling into a hole; (also in extended use) any kind of trance-like state.
A hole or passage to admit air; especially a hole in a layer of ice formed over deep water, providing a breathing-place for aquatic animals or divers.
A deep pool in which the water often appears blue; (in later use) specifically a deep water-filled cylindrical hollow or cave in limestone, typically in a coastal area of the tropics.
A compartment or small cellar used for storing coal
The entrance to a day drift.
(In the oil industry) used, occurring, or performed in a well or borehole
A well drilled for oil or gas but yielding none
A hole on a cribbage board which represents the score a player must achieve to win a game; compare end-hole.
The northern flicker, Colaptes auratus, a brownish woodpecker with a spotted underside and a black crescent on the breast, found in North and Central America.
(Chiefly British) a narrow gap in a wall or fence designed to allow young sheep to pass from one pasture to another.
Send the ball into a hole
(In stud or other forms of poker) a card that has been dealt face down
A tool for making circular holes, consisting of a metal cylinder with a toothed edge
A salt lick, or a place where a block of salt is placed for stock to lick
Astronomy = mini-black hole.
A hole or tunnel made or used by a mole; (in extended use) any very narrow tunnel.
A hole made to receive a nail.
The hollow in the back of the neck; the space between the back of the neck and the collar. Now rare (chiefly regional in later use).
The area of a newspaper or magazine that is available for news stories, after deduction of the area taken by adverts, pictures, etc.; (hence) the amount of airtime available in a news programme, channel, etc., for news broadcasting.
A nostril. Now chiefly English regional and informal, and Caribbean.
An hole or opening in the side of a galley or other oared ship through which an oar is fitted.
A small hole in a machine through which oil can be passed for lubricating.
A hole high up in the wall of a barn through which owls can enter to catch mice, etc.
A place that is infested with disease or vermin.
A hole made by a pick; (formerly also) (Mining informal) in extended use.
A person’s mouth
A large burrow excavated or occupied by a warthog.
A hole forming a pit; a pit-like hollow or cavity.
A hole in a fence or divider through which animals can pass, especially one allowing poultry access to the outside or allowing piglets access to the sow
A hole from which clay used for making pug has been dug.
A natural depression in a rock in which rainwater collects
A small hole cut in a piece of ruby, especially in a watch escapement.
An establishment in which rum and other alcoholic drinks are sold and drunk.
A hole made by the passage of a shot
A hole in snow used as a temporary shelter, typically one made for the purpose
An opening through a floor or series of floors, especially one into which a staircase, chimney stack, etc., may be installed, or one which admits light.
The earth or burrow of a badger; a sett.
A region of space having a gravitational field so intense that no matter or radiation can escape
A rabbit hole or burrow.
A hole at which the fairway turns to left or right.
A slit or opening in an external wall of a building.
A hole in a wind instrument that may be covered or left open to change pitch when playing
A small furnace used to keep glass malleable so that it can be worked