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hollow

hol·low

hollow

 
pronunciation:
ha lo
parts of speech:
adjective, noun, verb
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: hollower, hollowest
definition 1: having an empty space on the inside; not solid within.
That kind of flower has a hollow stem.
synonyms:
empty
antonyms:
solid
similar words:
vacant
definition 2: curving in or down; concave.
We hid in a hollow place in the ground.The hungry child has hollow cheeks.
synonyms:
concave
definition 3: dull or deep in tone.
I heard a hollow sound when I banged on the door.
synonyms:
resonant
similar words:
dead, deep, dull
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an empty space inside something; hole; cavity; gap.
We hid a dollar in a hollow in the wall.
synonyms:
cavity, hole, recess
similar words:
alcove, burrow, dent, dimple, dish, gap, niche
definition 2: a low area of land; a small valley.
Our home was in the hollow, surrounded by hills.
similar words:
basin, dale, glen, rut, sink
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: hollowed, hollowing, hollows
definition 1: to make hollow (often followed by "out").
We hollowed out a tree trunk to use as a boat.
antonyms:
fill
similar words:
burrow, cup, dig, dredge, excavate, gouge
definition 2: to shape or form by making a material hollow (often followed by "out").
He hollowed a figure of a dog out of a block of wood.
synonyms:
empty, scoop
similar words:
gouge, shape
derivations: hollowly (adv.), hollowness (n.)
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