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Definition of Holes
HoleHold Hold, v. t.
To hold up. To stop in order to rob, often with the demand
to hold up the hands. [Colloq.] Hole Hole, n. (Games)
(a) A small cavity used in some games, usually one into which
a marble or ball is to be played or driven; hence, a
score made by playing a marble or ball into such a hole,
as in golf.
(b) (Fives) At Eton College, England, that part of the floor
of the court between the step and the pepperbox. HoleHole Hole, n. [OE. hol, hole, AS. hol, hole, cavern, from hol,
a., hollow; akin to D. hol, OHG. hol, G. hohl, Dan. huul
hollow, hul hole, Sw. h[*a]l, Icel. hola; prob. from the root
of AS. helan to conceal. See Hele, Hell, and cf. Hold
of a ship.]
1. A hollow place or cavity; an excavation; a pit; an opening
in or through a solid body, a fabric, etc.; a perforation;
a rent; a fissure.
The holes where eyes should be. --Shak.
The blind walls Were full of chinks and holes.
The priest took a chest, and bored a hole in the
lid. --2 Kings xii.
2. An excavation in the ground, made by an animal to live in,
or a natural cavity inhabited by an animal; hence, a low,
narrow, or dark lodging or place; a mean habitation.
The foxes have holes, . . . but the Son of man hath
not where to lay his head. --Luke ix. 58.
Syn: Hollow; concavity; aperture; rent; fissure; crevice;
orifice; interstice; perforation; excavation; pit; cave;
Hole and corner, clandestine, underhand. [Colloq.] ``The
wretched trickery of hole and corner buffery.' --Dickens.
Hole board (Fancy Weaving), a board having holes through
which cords pass which lift certain warp threads; --
called also compass board.
Hole Hole (h[=o]l), a.
Whole. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
HoleHole Hole, v. t. [AS. holian. See Hole, n.]
1. To cut, dig, or bore a hole or holes in; as, to hole a
post for the insertion of rails or bars. --Chapman.
2. To drive into a hole, as an animal, or a billiard ball.
Hole Hole, v. i.
To go or get into a hole. --B. Jonson.
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