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hollow

noun

1 hollow

A cavity or space in something.

Roget 252: concavity, depression, dip; hollow, hollowness; indentation, intaglio, cavity, dent, dint, dimple, follicle, pit, sinus, ... show more

Roget 208: depth; deepness etc. adj.; profundity, depression etc. (concavity) 252.    hollow, pit, shaft, well, ... show more

Dutch: bekken, holte



2 hollow

A small valley between mountains:
— He built himself a cabin in a hollow high up in the Appalachians.

synonym: holler.

Dutch: duinpan, pan

3 hollow

A depression hollowed out of solid matter.

synonym: hole.

Dutch: gaatje, gat, hol, holletje, mond, opening

verb

1 hollow

Remove the inner part or the core of.

synonyms: dig, excavate.

Roget 252: be concave etc. adj.; retire, cave in.    render concave etc. adj.; depress, hollow; scoop, scoop out; gouge, ... show more

Dutch: opdelven, uithollen

2 hollow

Remove the interior of:
— Hollow out a tree trunk.

synonyms: core out, hollow out.

Dutch: uithollen

adjective

1 hollow

Not solid; having a space or gap or cavity.

Roget 581: aphonous, dumb, mute; deafmute, deaf and dumb; mum; tongue-tied; breathless, tongueless, voiceless, speechless, wordless; mute as a fish, ... show more

Roget 544: false, deceitful, mendacious, unveracious, fraudulent, dishonest, faithless, truthless, trothless; unfair, uncandid; hollow-hearted; evasive; uningenuous, ... show more

Roget 477: intuitive, instinctive, impulsive; independent of reason, anterior to reason; gratuitous, hazarded; unconnected.    unreasonable, illogical, false, unsound, invalid; unwarranted, ... show more

Roget 410: creaking etc. v.; stridulous, harsh, coarse, hoarse, horrisonous, rough, gruff, grum, sepulchral, hollow.    sharp, ... show more

Roget 252: depressed etc. v.; alveolate, calathiform, cup-shaped, dishing; favaginous, faveolate, favose; scyphiform, scyphose; concave, hollow, ... show more

Roget 53: incomplete; imperfect etc. 651; unfinished; uncompleted etc. (complete) etc. 729; defective, deficient, wanting, lacking, ... show more

Roget 408: resounding etc. v.; resonant, reverberant, tinnient, tintinnabulary; sonorous, booming, deep-toned, deep-sounding, deep-mouthed, vibrant; ... show more

2 hollow

As if echoing in a hollow space.

3 hollow

Devoid of significance or force:
— A hollow victory.

synonyms: empty, vacuous.

Roget 4: unsubstantial; baseless, groundless; ungrounded; without foundation, having no foundation.    visionary etc. (imaginary) 515; immaterial etc. 137; spectral ... show more

4 hollow

Lacking in substance or character.


adverb

Roget 52: completely etc. adj.; altogether, outright, wholly, totally, in toto, quite; all out; over head and ears; effectually, for good and all, nicely, ... show more

Moby thesaurus: absurd, abysm, abyss, alveolation, alveolus, antrum, aperture, apparently sound, arid, armpit, artificial, bare, baritone, barren, basin, bass, blah, bland, blank, bleached ... show more.

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